Voted best cosmetic dentist by Philly Hot List, Dr. Shulman puts a glamorous twinkle in local grins with his toothsome array of services. Go broad and get chompers checked with a new-patient exam, x-rays, and cleaning (a $285 value), or aim for specifics by turning your head into a lighthouse with Nite White professional teeth whitening (a $275 value). Learn how to sharpen blunt beaver bicuspids into gleaming wolf fangs with a porcelain veneer preview, which includes photos of how you would look with a full set of porcelain veneer (a $450 value). An Invisalign preview lets you learn more about a transparent aligner that straightens teeth without braces (a $450 value). The Invisalign preview includes impressions, photos, and x-rays followed by a computer simulation showing how your teeth would look after the full Invisalign treatment. For those who fear the dental chair and its personal associations, sedation dentistry sends a sedation substance to patients at their home; ingest it an hour before your appointment, grab a friend or trusty mare to whisk you away to the office, and let the sedation guide you into a dreamlike world of sugarless plum fairies and molar ice caps (a $350 value).
Dentex Dental’s team of dentists emphasizes the importance of disease prevention, arming their clients with information on proper brushing habits, flossing techniques, and lifestyle choices during comprehensive exams. Of course, should a client succumb to cavities, gum disease, or having their teeth sealed shut with taffy, the pros will employ the latest technologies to help treat the problem at hand. They also offer a range of cosmetic services, including teeth whitening and porcelain veneers.
Dr. Robert Stern takes satisfaction in straightening crooked smiles. He and Dr. Tanya Stavisky are backed by an experienced team, and they all work toward helping their patients achieve ideal oral health and maintain a preventive care regimen. The dentists can install Invisalign or conventional braces to straighten overcrowded or unevenly spaced teeth or correct strong over- or underbites. They also have experience treating conditions such as sleep apnea by designing mouthpieces that keep the throat from becoming blocked during sleep and make dreams about being a professional basketball player more realistic.
At Pennsylvania Center for Dental Excellence, Dr. Leonard Tau—an American Dental Association member and one of Philadelphia magazine's Top Dentists of 2010—places special emphasis on patient comfort. Patients can indicate their preferences among myriad amenities, such as massage chairs and paraffin wax treatments, as they nibble and sip complimentary refreshments in the waiting room. During treatments, blanketed patients snuggle into massage chairs, unwind with music on loaner iPods, and watch DVDs on a flat-screen TV that obviates the need to bring a dentist to the movie theater.
At Family Dentistry, Dr. Irina Stepansky and her team maintain and beautify smiles with more than 15 years of experience and a full gamut of dental treatments, ranging from general and family to restorative and cosmetic. The team thoroughly explains procedures beforehand, answering any questions and discussing options to help patients customize their treatment plans.
The office's lobby comes prepared for any necessary waiting with bookshelves stacked with up-to-date reads, alongside a drink station steaming with coffee and tea. Inside the operatory, patients relax with the aid of neck pillows, music, and permission to contemplate whether there’s anything fluffier than a cloud.
Cosmetic and implant dentists Drs. Gilbert, Andreassi, and Berger work hard not only to keep teeth healthy, but to create a warm, friendly environment where even nervous patients feel at ease. Dr. Gilbert's advanced training informs his dental-care techniques, and the former captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corp. specializes in periodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, and prosthetics. He and his co-dentists join forces with a smiling staff who help every treatment restore grins to their impeccable selves. Invisible braces, whitening, and veneers offer an alternative to wooden teeth and the kisses from woodpeckers that they invite.