Cosmetic Procedures

The top reasons why people choose North East Dental Arts for their cosmetic procedures are to improve their appearance and self-esteem. A healthy, beautiful smile created by
Dr. Nuhfer can really give you that extra boost of confidence you’ve been looking for!

Tooth discoloration can be caused by staining, aging or chemical damage to teeth. Some of the more common causes of tooth discoloration are medications, coffee, tea or cigarettes. People who drink significant amounts of soft drinks can also experience similar staining.

There are other factors that can affect the color of a tooth. Genetics can play a role. Some people have naturally brighter enamel than others. Disease can also be a factor and certain medications can cause discoloration of a tooth. If you suspect that there is an underlying medical cause for your tooth discoloration, please be sure to inform Dr. Nuhfer.

The cosmetic procedures utilized by North East Dental Arts to improve your smile include tooth contouring and reshaping, bonding, veneers and teeth whitening.

Tooth Contouring and Reshaping

Tooth contouring and reshaping are procedures to correct crooked teeth, chipped teeth, cracked teeth or even overlapping teeth in just one session. These procedures can even be a substitute for braces under certain circumstances. They produce subtle changes altering the length, shape or position of your teeth. With tooth contouring and reshaping, Dr. Nuhfer can create a beautiful smile with little or no discomfort to you.


Bonding is a composite resin filling placed on a tooth. If you have close, small gaps between your front teeth, or if you have chipped or cracked teeth, you may be a candidate for bonding. Bonding is also used for patients who have discolored teeth, uneven teeth, gum recession or tooth decay. Bonding by Dr. Nuhfer can provide very pleasing results.


Veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain or a composite glued over the front of teeth with little or no anesthesia needed. Veneers are for teeth that are severely discolored, chipped, contain small pits, misshapen or crooked, or for the correction of unwanted or uneven spaces. Veneers are a very popular solution for many people seeking a perfect smile.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is performed to reduce discoloration and staining, or simply to provide the patient with whiter, brighter teeth. Just a change of two or three shades can make a significant difference in a smile. Patients should consider teeth whitening before placing crowns or veneers so they can be matched to the whitened teeth. At your next visit, feel free to ask Dr. Nuhfer how teeth whitening may help you achieve a brighter smile.


Dr. Nuhfer recommends contacting North East Dental Arts to schedule a personalized consultation. A smile filled with straight, white teeth can be obtained by choosing one or more of the cosmetic procedures we have to offer and give your confidence a boost!

Dr. Nuhfer states that while a healthy smile can increase your self-esteem, it can also improve your overall health. There are strong correlations between poor oral health and serious health conditions such as diabetes, stroke, heart attack and digestive disorders.

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