What we do

General Services
  • Cleanings
  • Root Canals
  • Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Extractions
  • Sleep Grinding/TMJ Pain

Even if you brush and floss as directed by your dentist you may not be able to remove all the plaque and tartar that builds up on your teeth.

Regular dental cleanings and maintenance visits are vital to protecting your dental health as dental plaque and tartar have been shown to be major factors in the development of tooth decay and gum disease. Not only does this affect your oral health but there are many implications for your overall health as well. Our dental hygienist uses the most advanced tools and techniques to improve oral health not to mention providing the most gentle and painless dental cleanings that you can hope for.

Root Canals

Root canals have developed a reputation as being a procedure that you should fear or dread. Nowadays, it’s a nearly painless procedure, and it’s designed to save your tooth from extraction.

The way that a root canal works is that a tiny hole is carefully made in the surface of the tooth to access the inner nerve within the tooth. Specialized instruments are then used to remove any infectious material or bacteria-filled debris. When this has been completed the space is filled with a rubber like sealing material to prevent reinfection of the nerve canal space. After the root canal is completed it may be necessary to rebuild or strengthen the tooth with a post and crown for long term success.


Fillings are a dental procedure used to treat tooth decay, more commonly known as cavities. Tooth decay is one of the most prevalent diseases in adult Americans and is one of the few non self-limiting diseases that affect us. Dental fillings are designed to remove decayed tooth structure and restore the tooth to form and function using either composite resin or ceramic materials.


A crown is an artificial tooth cap that’s permanently sealed to an existing root structure, like a natural tooth root or dental implant. It covers and replaces the entirety of your tooth that sticks out above your gums.

A crown is designed to feel and function just like a natural tooth, and once it’s sealed in place, you won’t even notice it’s there. Depending on the material used, your crown can even look just like a natural tooth as well!

There are a few different types of materials that can be used for a crown, including:

  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic
  • Zirconium

Each material has different pros and cons depending on where in your mouth it’s going to be. Your dentist can help you pick a material that’s best suited to your particular needs, preferences, and budget.


Sometimes if a tooth has become very badly decayed, or previous dental treatment has not been successful, it becomes necessary to remove, or extract a tooth.

The team at Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan are able to perform most dental extractions with focus on care and comfort. If you feel that you are in need of a dental extraction call Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan to schedule your consultation to go over all of your options for dental extraction.

Sleep Grinding/TMJ Pain

Bruxism is a condition that causes people to unconsciously grind their teeth together while they are asleep. This condition can cause chronic muscle pain, chronic headaches, muscle tension, rapid wear and destruction of the teeth, and pain in the TemporoMandibular Joint or the TMJ.

The team at Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan is able to accurately diagnose and treat sleep grinding and TMJ pain to help alleviate these symptoms. Most commonly patients who suffer from sleep grinding or TMJ pain will need an occlusal splint, or nightguard, to wear while sleeping at night.

If you are suffering from the symptoms of sleep grinding or TMJ pain call the office in Midtown East today, or conveniently schedule your appointment online.

If you think you need any of these treatments, let the experts take care of it and schedule an appointment with us.

Dental Implants
  • Tooth Replacement
  • All on 4
Tooth Replacement

Dental implants function like your natural tooth roots. When you have missing teeth, these tooth root replacements provide unmatched stability for your prosthetic teeth — either dentures or dental crowns. They are small titanium posts that the Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan team inserts directly into the socket left behind by your missing tooth. Once screwed in, dental implants are naturally secured into place throughout the healing process, becoming a natural addition to your smile. When cared for properly, dental implants can hold your prosthetic teeth in place for a lifetime.


Once fused to your gums and jawbone, dental implants function just like your natural teeth. There are many dental implant benefits to consider when weighing your tooth replacement options, such as:

  • Stability: Dental implants are fused to the bone in your jaw over time, so they provide more stability than any other tooth replacement option. This means your prosthetic teeth cannot move around when you speak, laugh, or chew. Sturdy and functional, dental implants feel just like the rest of your teeth.
  • Appearance: When your dentures don’t fit right, they look unnatural. Because dental implants are more stable than dentures alone, your prosthetics look identical to your natural teeth and give you the confidence you deserve.
  • Speech: One of the main complaints dentists hear regarding dentures is that they affect the way you speak. Ill-fitting dentures often shift in your mouth when you talk, which leads to slurring and mumbling. Thanks to dental implants, you can finally feel confident speaking in public once again.
  • Chewing: Ill-fitting dentures make it difficult to eat your favorite foods with ease. Food can become trapped between your dentures and your gums, leading to serious oral health problems like gum disease. Dental implants eliminate these problems and deliver a more comfortable fit, so you can eat the foods you love without worry.

How are dental implants placed?

The first step in the dental implant process is to figure out if you make a good candidate for the procedure, which requires enough jawbone to hold the implants. If you do not have enough bone in your jaw, the Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan team may recommend a minor bone graft procedure. After a few appointments with your dentist, the team gives you anesthetics to numb the area before inserting the implant into your gums, and jawbone. The healing process takes approximately six to 12 weeks, during which time the tissues in your jaw and gums naturally secure the dental implant in place. Once your mouth has fully healed, the Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan team takes impressions of your mouth to create your new prosthetic teeth. This gives you the most perfect fit possible for your brand new smile. To learn more about the dental implant process, call or book an appointment online today.

All on 4

Tooth loss is a common problem for adults in the United States, with more than 35 million people missing all of their upper or lower teeth. Thanks to advances in dentistry, you can improve both your smile and oral health with All-on-4 dental implants available at Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan. This revolutionary dental treatment can replace all of your upper or lower teeth and restore your smile and your confidence. To learn more about All-on-4, contact the New York City office in Midtown East today by phone or online.

What is All-on-4?

All-on-4 is a dental implant that can restore your smile and your oral health. Dental implants serve as a replacement root for your missing tooth. Traditional dental implants may require a separate implant for all or most of your missing teeth. If you’re missing all of your upper or lower teeth, this may not seem like a feasible option for you. With All-on-4, the team at Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan can replace all of your missing teeth using only four dental implants.

Am I a Good Candidate for All-on-4?

Your dental specialist determines if you’re a good candidate for All-on-4 during your consultation. Unlike other types of dental implants, not having enough jawbone isn’t a problem for the All-on-4 implant. Bone grafting isn’t needed because the posterior implants are tilted to utilize the bone that is available. This makes All-on-4 an option for just about anyone who wants to restore their smile.

What Can I Expect During the Placement of My All-on-4 Implant?

Placement of your All-on-4 implant may require more than one visit to the office. If it’s determined that you’re a good candidate for All-on-4 during your initial consultation, then your specialist has you schedule your implant surgery. During the surgical procedure, which is conducted under anesthesia to minimize pain and discomfort, the four implants are surgically placed into your jawbone. You’re provided with a temporary set of replacement teeth so you can continue to go about your usual activities while your implant bonds with your jawbone, which can take up to six months. You may need to modify your diet for the first few weeks after your implants are placed. Once your implant has bonded with your jawbone, then your specialist has you come back to the office for permanent placement of your crowns to your dental implants to complete your smile. With regular follow-ups at Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan, your All-on-4 implants should last years, if not the rest of your life. Because the implants are permanent, you don’t have to make modifications to your diet or worry about your teeth falling out when you talk. To learn more about All-on-4, call Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan today or request an appointment online.

If you think you need any of these treatments, let the experts take care of it and schedule an appointment with us.

Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Veneers
  • Invisalign/Clear Aligners
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Composite Bonding
  • Gum Lift

Veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells that are permanently sealed to the front of your teeth to mask cosmetic imperfections and instantly improve the appearance of your smile. They’re typically made of porcelain or composite resin, which has a similar color and translucency as your real teeth, giving you a smile that looks both natural and flawless.

What conditions do veneers treat?

By masking the entire front-facing portion of your smile, veneers effectively cover up any cosmetic flaws you have in your teeth, including:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Stains that haven’t responded to whitening treatments
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Crooked or overlapping teeth

Veneers are also occasionally used for non-cosmetic purposes as well, like reinforcing a damaged tooth to protect it from further harm.

What are the benefits of veneers?

Veneers are incredibly popular because of how minimally invasive their procedure is compared to how drastically they improve your smile.

Your veneers only require you to shave off a tiny amount of enamel from your teeth (equivalent to the thickness of the veneer, which is very thin), but they can dramatically transform the appearance of your smile.

Veneers are also not irritating to your gums, feel and look very natural in your smile, and are resistant to staining.

What’s the process for getting veneers?

Your dentist at Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan installs your veneers in just a few simple and easy office visits.

During your first visit, you and your dentist pick a size, shape, color for your veneers that best fits in with your natural smile and enhances your facial features.

Your dentist then prepares the front of your teeth by shaving off a thin layer of enamel, and takes an impression of your smile.

He sends that impression to a master ceramicist that fabricates your veneers to fit in seamlessly with the rest of your natural teeth, and fits you with a set of temporary veneers to wear while you wait for your permanent ones to come back from the lab.

When your permanent veneers are ready, you come back to the office to switch them out. Your dentist removes your temporary veneers, places your permanent ones, and checks that the fit and appearance are perfect before sealing them in place with dental cement.

You leave the office with a stunning new smile that you’ll be proud to share with the world.

Invisalign/Clear Aligners

Clear Aligners is a treatment process for straightening teeth using patented flexible plastic aligner trays that fit over your teeth. You switch out the trays about every two weeks to gradually move your teeth into better alignment.

The aligner trays are made of plastic-free from BPA, BPS, latex, and gluten. The plastic trays are clear and fit snugly over your teeth, so they’re nearly invisible.

Who is a good candidate for Clear Aligners?

From teens to adults, virtually anyone unhappy with the appearance of crooked or crowded teeth can benefit from Clear Aligners. Issues Clear Aligners can treat include:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Gapped teeth

Why should I choose Clear Aligners?

Is an affordable, discreet way to straighten your teeth. They are more comfortable and far less noticeable than metal braces.

Since you can remove your Clear Aligners, you can eat, drink, and maintain proper oral care easily. And you won’t need specialized tools to clean your teeth like you would with traditional metal braces.

How does Clear Aligners work?

First, your dentist at Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan performs a thorough examination and takes digital images of your mouth. They use these digital scans to create a plan for shifting your teeth into better alignment.

Next, you will receive a set of Clear Aligners to place over your teeth. You’ll switch out your aligners for a new set every couple of weeks to incrementally shift your teeth to the desired position over time.

You’ll wear your aligners for about 22 hours each day, but you can take them out to eat and to brush and floss your teeth.

How fast can I see results with Clear Aligners?

The length of time you use your Clear Aligners will vary depending on the current position of your teeth. Your dentist will outline a general time frame for you, but most people can expect to see results with Clear Aligners twice as fast as with traditional metal braces.

Teeth Whitening

Why are my teeth discolored?

Tooth discoloration or staining happens for a number of reasons, including:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Consuming darkly pigmented foods or beverages, like berries or coffee
  • Using tobacco products, like cigarettes or chewing tobacco
  • Medications — like certain antihistamines and antipsychotics
  • Early exposure to tetracycline antibiotics

Your teeth can also lose their shine as a natural byproduct of age. As you get older, the soft inner layer of your teeth (dentin) turns yellow, while the hard outer layer (enamel) gets thinner, allowing more of the yellowed dentin to show through.

Genetics can also play a role in your tooth color, since enamel thickness is a genetically inherited trait.

How do you whiten my teeth?

There are two main types of professional teeth-whitening treatments: in-office whitening and take-home whitening.

With an in-office treatment, your dentist uses special tools to protect your gums and lips, then paints a high-grade bleaching solution on your teeth and lets it take effect while you wait in the chair. In-office whitening can brighten your smile by up to eight shades in a single, hour-long office appointment.

With at-home whitening, your dentist takes an impression of your mouth that he uses to fabricate custom bleaching trays that fit snugly over your teeth.

You fill these trays with a professional-grade bleaching solution, and wear them for a prescribed amount of time each day in the comfort of your home. Your teeth will be noticeably whiter within a matter of weeks!

Both in-office and at-home whitening operate on the same basic principle: the whitening solution that’s applied to your teeth contains hydrogen peroxide, which penetrates your enamel, breaks up the pigmentation that causes staining, and effectively whitens your teeth.

Are there any side effects of teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a very safe procedure with little-to-no side effects. At most, you might experience increased sensitivity in your teeth after your treatment. If that’s the case, your dentist can recommend a sensitive toothpaste for you to temporarily use.

Can’t I just use an over-the-counter whitener?

You should never whiten your teeth with over-the-counter products. Though increasingly popular for their convenience and price, store-bought whitening products are ineffective at best, and dangerous at worst.

Over-the-counter whitening kits use strips and trays that aren’t designed to fit around the unique contours of your smile, leaving the whitening solution to frequently leak out and irritate your gums.

And when the bleaching solution does manage to stay in contact with your teeth, it’s not nearly as effective as what you get at Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan, meaning that your smile won’t be nearly as white and bright after your treatment.

For a stunning smile, you need a professional treatment. Schedule yours today with the dental professionals at Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan. You can book your visit by phone or online.

Composite Bonding

Gum Lift

If you have a “gummy” smile that’s making you self-conscious and hurting your confidence, the dental experts at Smile Design Manhattan can help. Located in New York City’s Midtown West, Smile Design Manhattan offers state-of-the-art gum lifts to give you a smile that you’ll feel proud to share with the world. To learn more or to schedule your gum lift appointment, call the office or book a visit online.

What is a Gum Lift?

A gum lift, also known as “gum contouring” or a gingivectomy, is a cosmetic dental procedure that improves the appearance of your smile by removing excess gum tissue above your teeth, minimizing a “gummy” look or reshaping an uneven gum line to appear more symmetrical.

Why Do I Need a Gum Lift?

Some people have gums that aesthetically detract from their smile, whether they come too far down on their teeth or are uneven and asymmetrical. There are a number of reasons why you might find your gums contributing to an aesthetically compromised smile, such as: Gums may not have receded all the way after permanent teeth erupted, Uneven gum recession due to gum disease, Having teeth that are smaller than average, Having an upper lip that’s shorter than average. Some people are also just genetically disposed to have more gum tissue than they’d like, or have gums that have just naturally formed in a way that doesn’t compliment the rest of their smile. Whatever the particular reason, cosmetically subpar gums can make your teeth look smaller, misshapen, or crooked, which can compromise the look of your smile and affect your confidence in your appearance. A gum lift can correct these cosmetic imbalances, giving you a more symmetrical gum line and proportionally sized teeth. Much like a face-lift or an eyelift, the value of a gum lift lies in its ability to increase your confidence by improving your appearance.

What is the Process for Getting a Gum Lift?

The dental experts at Smile Design Manhattan can administer your gum lift in a single office visit. After discussing your cosmetic desires and treatment goals, your dentist uses a dental pen to draw a projection of your new gum line on your smile. Once you’re satisfied with the proposed new gum line, your dentist administers a local anesthetic and uses a laser to gently trim your excess gum tissue in accordance with the outline drawn on your gums. The laser cauterizes your tissue as it cuts, effectively sealing off your blood vessels and eliminating the need for stitches. It also minimizes bleeding and your post-op recovery time. Your gums will be swollen for a few days after your gum lift, but the discomfort is mild and can be treated with over-the-counter pain medications. You’ll be able to eat and drink within 24 hours after your procedure, and your gums will be completely healed within a week. To learn more, or to get started with your gum lift, make an appointment with Smile Design Manhattan today. You can book your visit by calling the office or using the convenient online scheduling tool.

If you think you need any of these treatments, let the experts take care of it and schedule an appointment with us.

Pediatric Dentistry
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What does a pediatric dentist offer?

The staff at Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan is sensitive to your family’s needs. They’ll work with you and your whole family to provide excellent dental care, with none of the hassle or frustration might expect.

Pediatric dentistry services at Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan include:

  • Standard dental hygiene and teeth cleaning
  • Orthodontics
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Dental sealants
  • Athletic mouthguards
  • Sleep apnea treatment

When should kids visit the dentist for the first time?

You children’s mouths will be healthier throughout their lives if they start seeing a dentist as early as possible. According to the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, every child should get a dental checkup by age 1, or as soon as their first tooth comes in.

The team at Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan understands the benefits of a head start when it comes to your child’s oral health. That’s why the team at Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan goes above and beyond to create a friendly atmosphere that makes your child feel safe and comfortable.

Come into Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan’s waiting room and the first things you’ll see are toys and TVs to keep your child entertained while you wait. Your dentist’s warm chairside manner will take away the anxiety your child might have about going to the dentist and help encourage great dental health habits for years to come.

Why might your child need to see an orthodontist?

Your teeth and bite are continually undergoing minor changes. Sometimes they need to be adjusted or straightened, and that’s where an orthodontist can help. It’s critical to take care of orthodontic concerns during adolescence or childhood years to avoid problems later in life.

If you wait too long, optimal results may not be possible because your child’s face and jaws have finished growing.

General pediatric dentistry is only part of what Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan can do. The team also offers orthodontic services to correct problems with your child or teenager’s teeth. Your child doesn’t need to miss school for dental or orthodontic appointments. Your dentist provides office hours into the early evening for added convenience.

For a skilled general dentist who can treat your entire family, call Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan or schedule an appointment online today.

If you think you need any of these treatments, let the experts take care of it and schedule an appointment with us.

Full Mouth Rehabilitation/Smile Makeover
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What is a full mouth reconstruction?

A full mouth reconstruction is a particular approach to rebuilding the health and beauty of your smile. Rather than treating conditions one-by-one or as they arise, a full mouth reconstruction aims to totally rebuild your smile from the ground up by implementing a combination of procedures and treatments to fully optimize the feel, function, and appearance of your smile.

Why do I need a full mouth reconstruction?

A lifetime of dental problems can occasionally accumulate to the point where it’s more efficient to rebuild the entire smile instead of treating each problem individually.

Whether it’s due to missing teeth, untreated disease, bite problems, abnormal wear of the teeth, or a combination of issues, getting your mouth back in shape can seem like a daunting or overwhelming task. But with a full mouth reconstruction, Alex Gause, DDS, can rejuvenate your smile in one fell swoop, saving you the hassle of running around to a variety of specialists.

What is the process for getting a full mouth reconstruction?

Your full mouth reconstruction begins with a consultation at Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan. You discuss your dental desires with Dr. Gause, and he evaluates what work he thinks would benefit your smile. Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan believes in inviting their patients to be active participants in their dental care.

Once you’ve come to an agreement on where you want your smile to end up, Dr. Gause devises a custom-tailored treatment plan to get you there. His recommendations are based on your unique needs and are designed to fit best into your daily life.

What procedures are involved in a full mouth reconstruction?

The beauty of a full mouth reconstruction is that it can entail whatever procedures are best suited to optimize your oral health and improve your smile.

Dr. Gause is deeply skilled in a broad spectrum of dental specialties, including:

  • General dentistry
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Implant dentistry
  • Invisalign®

Much like no two patients are exactly alike, your treatment plan is unique to your particular needs, desires, and smile.

If you think you need any of these treatments, let the experts take care of it and schedule an appointment with us.