Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

Howe Dental Associates

General Dentistry & Dental Implants Specialist located in Passaic, NJ

Do you regularly cover up your mouth when you laugh or smile because you’re unhappy with the color or condition of your teeth? If so, cosmetic dentistry can help you feel more confident. At Howe Dental Associates in Passaic, New Jersey, Michael Weiner, DDS, regularly uses cosmetic dentistry techniques to restore his patients’ smiles. To make your appointment, call the office or click the online booking tool today.

Cosmetic Dentistry

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of oral health care designed to improve the physical appearance of your teeth, mouth, and smile. Most cosmetic dentistry procedures are elective, but in some cases, they provide restorative benefits as well. 

Cosmetic dentistry is incredibly versatile. At Howe Dental Associates, Dr. Weiner regularly uses cosmetic dentistry to improve the color, shape, position, alignment, and overall appearance of his patients’ smiles. 

What types of cosmetic dentistry do you offer?

At Howe Dental Associates, Dr. Weiner offers a number of cosmetic dentistry services including:


Dental veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain or composite resin affixed to the surface of your natural teeth. Dr. Weiner might recommend veneers if you have stained or cracked teeth. Veneers can also change the size of your teeth or fill spaces between your teeth. 


Crowns are tooth-shaped coverings that prevent a cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged tooth from further decay. Once placed, a dental crown covers the entire visible portion of your tooth above the gum line. At Howe Dental Associates, Dr. Weiner offers same-day crowns using the CEREC® system.


Dental implants are replacement tooth roots made of titanium or another durable metal. Implants feature a connector piece, known as an abutment, that attaches to a crown or other prosthetic replacement. Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they’re the sturdiest and longest-lasting tooth replacement option. 

Cosmetic bonding

Cosmetic bonding is one of the simplest cosmetic procedures. During cosmetic bonding, Dr. Weiner applies a tooth-colored resin to a cracked, chipped, or damaged tooth. Bonding is an in-office procedure that requires just one easy visit. 

Teeth whitening

At Howe Dental Associates, Dr. Weiner offers both in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments. Teeth whitening treatment isn’t permanent, but it can eradicate stains and discoloration from your teeth for months at a time. 

Am I a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry?

If you’re unhappy with the physical appearance of your teeth or smile, you’re a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry. However, the type of treatment you’ll most benefit from depends on your oral health history, budget, and aesthetic goals. 

Following an exam and discussion, Dr. Weiner can make recommendations that align with your individual needs. For example, if you have yellow or discolored teeth, Dr. Weiner might suggest a series of in-office whitening sessions. On the other hand, if you’re missing one tooth or multiple teeth, he might recommend dental implants. 

To learn more about transforming your smile with cosmetic dentistry, make an appointment at Howe Dental Associates by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.