Cosmetic Dentistry

Contact Dr. Shapiro’s East Setauket dental office at (631) 751-4433 for naturally beautiful teeth and a lifetime of dental health. Dr. Shapiro has been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry in East Setauket for over 25 years.


For the cosmetic dental patient, the first visit to our office will be an opportunity for us to get to know you and for us to listen to your concerns and goals. We will show you our before and after photos of smiles we have created and we will do a computer imaging of your smile. The initial comprehensive oral examination consists of a complete visual examination of your teeth and supporting tissues, digital radiographs, digital photographs, a cancer screening, periodontal assessment, and diagnostic models.


At your consultation visit we will discuss cosmetic dentistry treatment options to help you select the best treatment for your needs. We thoroughly review what you can expect, especially with respect to Porcelain Veneers, Dental Implants, Dentures, Tooth Whitening, Tooth Colored Fillings, and Crowns and Bridges. We will give you the ability to preview your new smile through a diagnostic tooth waxup. You can also “test drive,” your new smile through our well-constructed and aesthetic provisional restorations. Today’s advanced techniques, technologies and materials can make a real difference to you. Our skill, experience and commitment– using a unique combination of science and artistry – will give you a beautiful and healthy smile.


Depending upon your goals, Cosmetic Dentistry offers several options:


Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. We utilize the artistry of Peter Kouvaris Oral Design Laboratory to fabricate our custom porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers require less tooth reduction than conventional crowns and can conservatively transform a smile.


Dental Implants
Unlike fixed bridges or dentures, restored dental implants most closely resemble real teeth because the implant replaces not only the tooth, but also the root. The dental implant is surgically placed into the bone and fuses with the bone in a process called osseointegration. Restored dental implants are a very conservative way to replace teeth and help preserve facial structure.


With our advanced denture techniques, our dentures look natural, feel comfortable and function well. Our technique lets you “test drive” the dentures before we go to finalization. If necessary, retention can be enhanced with added implants for support.


Teeth Whitening
Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Our patients achieve brighter, whiter teeth with the Opalescence professional at-home teeth whitening (teeth bleaching) procedure or with the in-office tooth whitening procedure. Tooth whitening corrects brown, yellow and mottled teeth and can bring a dull smile alive.


Tooth Colored Fillings (Dental Bonding)
We can replace worn out silver fillings with tooth-colored bonded restorations. We can also repair chipped or cracked teeth with composite bonding.


Crowns and bridges
We use the highest quality porcelain and careful technique to create life-like crowns and bridges. The most life-like crowns are all-ceramic and are bonded onto the tooth. Other esthetic options are Zirconia and porcelain fused to metal. We will discuss with you what is best for your particular situation.

Recontouring and Reshaping
With recontouring and reshaping, we can sometimes easily and non-invasively correct crowded or chipped teeth in one visit.


Smile Makeovers
If would like to make a change to your smile, we can create a complete smile makeover designed specifically for you. If your teeth are crooked, chipped, or discolored, we can restore the beauty of your smile. We use a combination of dental veneers, dental implants, crowns, dental bonding, and tooth whitening to give you a truly beautiful, natural looking smile.


You can read more about our services on this website. Please look at our Smile Transformations and read our Patient Testimonials.


New patients are always welcome. We are happy to offer a free consultation.