5 Signs You're a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry

If you’re unhappy with your smile, there are many cosmetic dental treatments available to help you look your best and regain your confidence. Wouldn’t it be nice to smile at people without feeling self-conscious at work or in social settings? Learn how David Jin, DDS, and our caring and experienced staff at A Beautiful Smile Dentistry in Fort Lee, New Jersey, and Boston, Massachusetts, can help you. 

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry helps you have a great smile and look your best. Instead of being focused on the health of your gums and teeth, it’s focused on how your teeth look. We offer a variety of cosmetic treatments, including:

Some of these are important for the overall health of your teeth, jawline, and mouth, too. 

5 signs you’re a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry

1. You have good oral health

It’s important to have healthy teeth and gums before embarking on a journey to upgrade your smile. Meaning, you shouldn’t have any cavities, gum disease, or any other oral health problems. You also need good bone density and jaw construction to support dental implants; otherwise, they may fall out.

2. You have good dental habits

If you take good care of your teeth and gums, you’re a great candidate for cosmetic dentistry. This is because people who brush and floss their teeth regularly, and use mouthwash, have a lower chance of developing infections when they start a treatment. Visiting us twice a year for a comprehensive exam and teeth cleaning helps, too. 

3. You have crooked, missing, or damaged teeth

If you have a gap between your teeth, or missing or crooked teeth, cosmetic dentistry can help you get the smile of your dreams. For example, veneers are custom made to hide these imperfections. They’re basically a thin covering made of porcelain that are glued to the front of your teeth. How do you think all those people on TV have such great smiles? You guessed it. Veneers!

4. You have stained or discolored teeth

The foods we eat and beverages we drink can stain or dull the color of our teeth. Smoking, certain medications, family history, and age also play a factor in tooth color. If you’re longing for some pearly whites, try teeth whitening or veneers.

5. You don’t smoke

We don’t want to exclude anyone, but it’s best if you don’t smoke or are at least trying to quit. Smoking yellows your teeth, increases the buildup of tartar and plaque that can lead to cavities, and puts you at higher risk for gum disease, tooth loss, and even cancer. People who smoke also have longer healing times and less success with dental implants.


Many cosmetic dental procedures like dental implants, crowns, and braces, take time. So, it’s important to be patient. Also, it’s possible that a treatment may not work for you. It all depends on your dental health history and what you need or want done.

To find out which cosmetic procedures will help you get a million-dollar smile, make an appointment with Dr. Jin today. While we are currently only treating urgent cases due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can call us at  201-208-2027 to discuss your cosmetic goals and make plans for the near future.

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