Cosmetic Dentistry Monokian Dentistry

Do you want to brighten dull, discolored teeth? Are dental injuries impacting the look and function of your smile?

Monokian Dentistry offers cosmetic dentistry services in Haddonfield and Marlton, NJ, that help brighten and straighten patients’ natural smiles. Cosmetic dental services often include clear aligners, dental veneers, dental bonding, and teeth whitening treatment. Our offices can also provide Botox injections for patients who want to fill facial wrinkles and achieve a more youthful appearance. With cosmetic dental care, patients can meet their aesthetic goals and maintain the health and comfort of their smiles. 

Cosmetic Dentist in Haddonfield, New Jersey

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the aesthetics of the smile. If you’re considering cosmetic dental treatment, ask yourself a few simple questions:

  • Do you hesitate when you smile?
  • Would you like to increase your self-confidence?
  • Do you want to look your best in social or professional situations?
  • Are you ready to reverse any dental imperfections you may have?

If so, cosmetic dental care could be right for you. 

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Oral Health

While cosmetic dentistry primarily improves the look of the smile, it can also address dental problems. Common dental concerns like crooked or damaged teeth increase the risk of further oral health issues. Straightening crooked teeth can prevent bite problems, gum disease, and tooth decay.

Patients with a misaligned bite or crooked teeth may find it difficult to clean between their teeth. As a result, patients can experience a bacterial buildup in areas of the smile that they can’t clean. Misaligned bites also place pressure on the teeth and jaw. Tooth damage can cause discomfort when biting and chewing, making everyday activities difficult. Straightening teeth and creating an even bite can prevent bite problems and make teeth easier to clean.

Even brightening the tooth enamel with whitening treatment can help improve your oral health. Many patients feel more motivated to maintain whitening results with a good diet and oral hygiene routine. 

Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Our cosmetic dental services can straighten teeth, repair tooth damage, and improve the comfort of the bite. We welcome you to explore treatment options with one of our dentists to learn more about the benefits of cosmetic dental treatments. 

Botox and Dermal Fillers

We offer Botox and dermal fillers for patients who want to remove forehead lines, crow’s feet, and other lines or wrinkles on the face. Dr. David Monokian has advanced training in using Botox to address lines often caused by facial expression and to reverse the signs of aging. Combined with his extensive knowledge of the musculoskeletal structure of the face as a dentist, Dr. Dave has the expertise to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results. We can continue to provide touch-ups as needed when you visit us for routine dental care. To see patient’s Botox before and after pictures, visit Botox and Dermal Fillers.

Invisalign and SureSmile

Clear aligners are an alternative orthodontic treatment to metal braces. They offer intuitive care and a more discreet treatment compared to braces. Monokian Dentistry offers Invisalign and SureSmile clear aligner therapies that address crooked teeth and other orthodontic problems.

Invisalign is a recognized brand of clear aligners that many patients trust. This system uses thicker plastic made of SmartTrack™ material that is very durable. SureSmile is a system that uses thinner aligners to straighten teeth. These clear aligners can provide more comfortable treatments for patients with orthodontic problems. To learn more about clear aligner treatment, see Invisalign and SureSmile.

Porcelain Veneers

We work with ceramicists to provide natural-looking, long-lasting porcelain veneers. Dental veneers can cover tooth gaps, misshapen teeth, discoloration, and chips or cracks in the smile. They are shell-like treatments that cover the front and sides of teeth for a straighter, brighter smile. Porcelain veneers mimic the appearance of natural teeth, providing a seamless and realistic result. They are durable, resistant to stains, and can even protect the natural tooth from further damage. To learn more about the dental veneer process, see Porcelain Veneers.

Teeth Bonding

Like teeth veneers, dental bonding can address cosmetic imperfections. However, teeth bonding uses malleable materials that your dentist will sculpt onto teeth instead of shells that are cemented onto the tooth. Bonding is best suited for misshapen, chipped, cracked, damaged, discolored, or stained teeth. We can also use it to address teeth with minor spaces in between them. This is a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment because it is quick and affordable while providing good results. However, the results will not last as long as porcelain veneers. To learn more about the dental bonding process, see Teeth Bonding.

Teeth Whitening

We offer in-office and two types of take-home teeth whitening treatment, one fully customized to your needs and a semi-custom option. We use Phillips Zoom DayWhite and NiteWhite products for take-home treatment customized to your aesthetic needs. Zoom in-office teeth whitening treatments can give patients a whiter, brighter smile in a single office visit. These products offer options that are specially designed for those with sensitive teeth.  

Opalescence Go take-home teeth whitening treatment allows patients to whiten their smiles gradually at home. This semi-custom teeth whitening treatment uses prefilled whitening trays to lift stains from the smile. To learn more about our professional tooth whitening treatments, see Teeth Whitening.


Icon treatment addresses white spots left on tooth enamel from fluorosis, demineralization, and orthodontic treatment. During Icon treatment, we apply a liquid resin to the tooth and use a curing light to harden the material. Unlike other cosmetic treatments, Icon is minimally invasive and does not require anesthesia. To learn more about the Icon treatment, see Icon.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q&A

Cosmetic dentistry encompasses a wide range of treatments that will enhance the appearance of your smile. If you are interested in a smile makeover, you will likely have questions. Here, we provide the answers to frequently asked about cosmetic dentistry.

Does insurance cover cosmetic dental care?

Typically, dental insurance does not cover cosmetic dentistry. Treatments such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers are seen as elective and will not benefit the patient’s oral health. However, there are exceptions for patients with medical necessities from an accident, decay, or disease. We encourage you to contact your provider with questions about a specific treatment.

Do I need dental veneers or tooth bonding treatment? 

Veneers and tooth bonding offer similar types of treatment as they can address discolored and damaged teeth. However, veneers use shell-like restorations to cover the front of teeth, and bonding uses malleable materials that we shape onto teeth. We typically recommend dental veneers for patients who want to address one or all of the teeth that show when they smile. Dental bonding treatment is best for one or several teeth.

Is Botox treatment painful?

Botox injections typically cause no discomfort. Patients will experience a slight pinch as the injections are placed. There may be mild tenderness or swelling at the injection site, but this will abate in 24-48 hours. 

What is the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment?

Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment. This popularity stems from the fact that it is quick, affordable, and non-invasive. We offer several different types of teeth whitening to remove different types of stains. Teeth whitening can remove stains and discoloration caused by foods, drinks, smoking, and aging. It offers immediate results making it the perfect option to makeover a smile with little effort.

Are cosmetic dentistry treatments safe?

Every cosmetic dentistry treatment we offer is safe. When performed by a qualified cosmetic dentist, cosmetic procedures pose minimal risk. It is important that you share your medical history with your dentist before any treatment. This includes anything you may be allergic to. When procedures are administered by a skilled professional, safely, in a controlled environment, there is little chance for complications.

Schedule a Consultation for Cosmetic Dentistry in Marlton or Haddonfield, NJ

Your smile is one of your most important features! With advanced treatment options and state-of-the-art technology, achieving a beautiful and healthy smile is easier than ever before. Contact us today to learn more about improving your smile with proven cosmetic dental techniques. Call our Haddonfield office at 856.429.0404 or our Marlton office at 856.983.9620. 

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