Cosmetic Dentist Brooklyn

Questions About Family or Cosmetic Dentistry?

Below is a list of some of the questions we get asked most frequently from our patients. If you have a question that isn't answered below, feel free to give our Brooklyn, NY dental practice a call and we'll be happy to assist you.

How does the doctor keep up to date on all of the current techniques and materials?
Dr. Pincus is extensively trained, but because dentistry is constantly changing, he does a number of things to stay up to date on all of the current findings. He frequently attends continuing education courses that focus on the latest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He also belongs to several organizations, which offer seminars and conferences on the latest in dentistry. If you have any questions on something new you heard in dentistry, Dr. Pincus is always happy to answer your questions.
How do I know when it's time to come in for a checkup?
When you first visit our practice, we will examine your mouth and then suggest when you should visit us again. Usually, this is every six months, but we may adjust this time period depending on the state of your teeth.
Do you accept my insurance plan?

As your dental professionals, we are happy to help you sort through any confusing issues related to your dental insurance. We will also fill out the forms and submit the claims as a service to you. You can ask us about our fees and policies during your visit or call us at 718-375-8933.

I have a temporary crown in my mouth. What happens if it comes off or breaks?

When a temporary crown falls off or breaks, reattach the crown using dental adhesive or tooth paste. Then, call us immediately at 718-375-8933 so we can schedule an appointment to evaluate the damage.

What different payment options do you provide?
Our office accepts cash, check, and credit cards, such as Master Card, Visa, and American Express.
How can I safely whiten my teeth?
Many of our patients ask about whitening their teeth. Since each mouth is unique, we need to evaluate your teeth to recommend a specific method. If your teeth are cracked, chipped, or discolored, Dr. Pincus may recommend restorative services, such as veneers or bonding. If you want to bleach your teeth, we use Zoom in our office.
What precautions do you take to ensure patient safety?
We take several precautions to ensure your safety as our patient. First, we keep up-to-date on the latest sterilization procedures and research. Our office complies and exceeds OSHA standards for safety. Our instruments are thoroughly sterilized in accordance with ADA accepted guidelines. If you have any questions, we would be happy to demonstrate our sterilization procedures.
Do I have to floss every day? Is it really that important?
Brushing cleans about 80% of your teeth while flossing covers the remaining 20%. Although that seems like a small percentage, this is where the big problems originate. That’s why Dr. Pincus believes cleaning this area is very important. In addition to tradition dental floss, however, Dr. Pincus can recommend other products, from electric toothbrushes to Rotadent cleaners, which can improve your ability to clean this area.
I want my front teeth to look better, but I do not want to wear braces. What would you recommend?
There are a variety of ways to improve the appearance of your teeth without braces. We offer many cosmetic services to straighten your teeth. If you would like to enhance the appearance of your smile, call us so we can schedule an appointment with Dr. Pincus. After listening to your goals and concerns, he can suggest ways to help you straighten your smile.
What is Smile Design?
In designing your new smile, we look at the length, width, and proportion of your teeth, how the lips fall, and the symmetry and size of your gums. We use these measurements and other information to create a customized treatment plan outlining the nature of your treatment, the duration, and the financial investment.

We find that the highlight of smile design is watching your eyes light up the first time you look in the mirror at the change that has taken place. Our experience of watching our guests react to their new smile is almost overwhelming. We see an immediate change in their confidence and their interaction with others.

Typically changing the clinical smile is rewarding, but when clinical changes affect the psychological and emotional components---that is exhilarating! When guest's lives are changed in such drastic measures, it confirms the reason many of us got involved in dentistry in the first place, which is to help others.