Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

It’s common knowledge that your smile makes an important first impression, but what kind of an impression are you making if you’re hiding your smile because of bad teeth? Dr. Ella Shuster offers cosmetic dentistry procedures at her two Academy Dental Care offices in Westfield and Chatham, New Jersey. Call or click for your appointment with Dr. Shuster, and you’ll never hide your smile again.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry can really be called smile enhancement. The Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry defines cosmetic dentistry as, “Dentistry aimed at creating a positive change to teeth and your smile.” The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to enhance your outward appearance and improve your oral health.

What Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Does Academy Dental Care Offer?

Dr. Shuster specializes in cosmetic dentistry and takes hundreds of hours of continuing education each year to learn new techniques and integrate the latest products into her dental practice. At Academy Dental Care, she offers the following procedures designed to improve your smile and make you feel confident:

  • Invisalign: teeth straightening and correction
  • Laser Teeth Whitening: an in-office laser treatment that dramatically whitens your teeth
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings: more aesthetically pleasing than metal fillings
  • Porcelain Veneers: a minimally-invasive way to correct some problems with your teeth

During your consultation with Dr. Shuster, she’ll listen to your concerns and devise a cosmetic dentistry plan to address all your dental function and appearance goals.

What are Tooth Colored Fillings?

If you’ve had cavities filled at some point in your life, it was probably done with silver-colored amalgam fillings. These fillings are highly effective in replacing tooth structure destroyed by decay, but their noticeably dark appearance can have a grave effect on your smile.

At Academy Dental Care, Dr. Shuster offers composite resin fillings that have a tooth-colored appearance that blends in with your existing teeth. These fillings are ideal for the following situations:

  • Your existing filling is old, worn, and at risk of coming out
  • Your filling is causing fracturing 
  • Your filling is allowing leakage of saliva, food, and bacteria
  • Your traditional filling is affecting your smile

Replacing your filling with a tooth-colored filling is a quick and easy process that will leave your smile brighter and your teeth stronger.

What are Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are a great solution if you are dealing with several dental imperfections at the same time and are in need of comprehensive correction. Custom veneers can help cover up:

  • Stains
  • Discoloration
  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Aesthetic damage
  • Minor misalignment

With the proper care, veneers last 15 years or more and they are resistant to natural staining.

Insurance & Financing

At Academy Dental Care, we’re dedicated to offering exceptional care at affordable prices, to helping patients maximize their insurance benefits, and to financing care when necessary. We are in-network providers with most major PPOs which means patients using these benefit plans receive maximum coverage. We’re happy to process and file claims for any provider so patients receive optimal coverage. Whenever necessary, we’re happy to work with patients to create a payment plan to spread the cost over care out over the course of several months.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant Dental Health Alliance (PPO)
Best Life And Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Connection Dental
Delta Dental
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
First Dental Health PPO
GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)

Words from our patients

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    "I needed a root canal, and Dr Ella was able to get me in quickly, and get the radiographs and root canal done that day."

    Kristen P.
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    "Have been a patient since 2015 and what I can say from my own experience is that this practice is one the best ones around this area."

    Luz A.
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    "Dr. Shuster is amazing. I remember being afraid of the word "root canal" when I heard it, but with Dr. Shuster it was PAINLESS."

    Crystal W.
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    "Dr. Shuster is amazing!!! She has taken me in for three last minute emergencies, one of them being on New Year's Eve."

    Aylin B.
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    "Dr. Ella Shuster made me smile again! She did an amazing job on my front teeth. I recommend anyone to see Dr. Shuster."

    Kasia B.
  • "I took a chance with Academy Dental Care, and I had a great experience! I went for a cleaning, and the staff was really great and friendly."

    Evan S.
  • Google+

    "Dr. Shuster is amazing!!! She has taken me in for three last minute emergencies, one of them being on New Year's Eve."

    Aylin B.
  • Yelp

    "Overall, I'm very happy to be a patient for this dentist. I highly recommend coming here."

    Alexander H.
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    "Dr. Ella Schuster at Academy Dental Care is the best! My only regret is that I didn't find her sooner and could have saved thousands on other dental procedures."

    Brian T.
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