Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

Barry J. Grossman, DDS -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Barry J. Grossman, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist & Restorative Dentist located in Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Barry J. Grossman offers his patients, in the greater New York City area almost 40 years of experience. His office provides a comfortable environment for the practice of all aspects of dentistry including cosmetics, implants, whitening, root canal, periodontal treatment, oral surgery, and Invisalign.

Cosmetic Dentistry

What is the Difference Between General and Cosmetic Dentistry?

There are several differences between general and cosmetic dentistry. The primary concern in general dentist is the overall health and care of the teeth, gums, and other soft tissues of the mouth. While cosmetic dentistry is also concerned with the general health of the mouth, the primary objective is to correct abnormalities and eliminate blemishes and imperfections. Cosmetic procedures including teeth whitening or bleaching, straightening crooked teeth, dental implants, and the use of crowns to that allow a person to have a brighter smile. Certain types of cosmetic procedures may or may not be covered by insurance.

Veneers or Bonding, Which is Better?

Two of the ways dentists can improve a patient's smile are through the use of veneers and bonding techniques. Both can be used to reshape teeth, close gaps, whiten teeth, and cover imperfections. Veneers require the tooth to be sanded down so the veneer can be bonded in place over the surface. Bonding does not require having the teeth ground or sanded. Instead, the bonding material is applied to the surface of the tooth and gently smoothed outward. Both use materials that are mixed to be the same color as the rest of the teeth in the mouth. The dentist may recommend one or the other for specific types of correction.

Who is a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Procedures?

Cosmetic procedures correct minor abnormalities and beautify a person's smile. if a person has exceptional oral health but their teeth exhibit a variety of minor abnormalities such as gaps, chips in the teeth, or discolorations, cosmetic procedures can be used to restore a whiter, brighter smile. There are many cosmetic procedures that can be performed in the dentist's office without anesthesia or a long recovery time. Cosmetic procedures are long lasting. Many are permanent, and once in place, can't be reversed. Individuals who opt for cosmetic procedures normally do so to correct minor abnormalities and imperfections. Major reconstruction requires restorative or reconstructive procedures.

Insurance Information

For questions regarding insurance, please call the office.

Delta Dental
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Principal Dental
United Healthcare