Cosmetic Dentistry

Changing Lives with Cosmetic Dentistry in Staten Island

Beautiful african american girl with an afro hairstyle smilingThe benefits a healthy and stunning smile can provide to your confidence and overall well-being cannot be understated. More than ever, individuals of every age invest in their overall health and happiness through picture-perfect smiles. Since 1990, Dr. Ralph Tarantino DMD of Grandview Dental Office has provided exceptional cosmetic dentistry across Staten Island.

By offering aesthetic services that include some of the latest advances in dental technology and treatment techniques, our team can provide you with a smile that is as beautiful as it is healthy. Whether you need quick enhancements or require complete smile restoration, our cosmetic dentistry services are designed to meet your needs, no matter how simple or complex. Contact our team to schedule your personalized consultation today!


Cosmetic Services Tailored to Your Needs

Our cosmetic dental solutions are comprehensive and can be tailored to meet your unique needs and goals. Our dentist conducts thorough consultations and oral health exams to determine your current situation and makes honest recommendations based on his findings. After checking for signs of tooth decay, damage, and gum disease, we work closely with you to develop a plan that aligns with your needs perfectly.

Our available cosmetic services include:

To ensure we provide you with the most accurate treatment recommendations for your needs, Dr. Ralph Tarantino uses advanced diagnostic technology. During exams, our dentist uses intraoral cameras. These tiny, hand-held cameras give us precise images of your smile, allowing us to show and educate you about our findings in real-time.

For those with dental anxiety, we can make dental visits less stressful with our use of the wand technology. This computer-assisted system allows us to administer local anesthesia without a needle. The wand offers comfort and contained numbness because it uses a technology known as single tooth anesthesia.

Aligning Smiles Discreetly with Invisalign & ACE Aligners

woman putting on invisalign clear bracesInvisalign is an aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional braces. This system includes a series of clear plastic trays that use precise and pinpointed pressure to align teeth gently. Each tray is designed to comfortably fit your smile while working to straighten your teeth into their most ideal positions. Invisalign can address mild to moderate forms of misalignment, overcrowding, and bite issues.

ACE aligners are an affordable clear brace system. These clear trays address alignment concerns and correct bite issues without the use of metal brackets or wires. Like Invisalign, ACE aligners include virtually invisible orthodontic trays which can be removed for eating and practice oral hygiene. Because both Invisalign and ACE aligners are removable, we only recommend treatment to responsible teens and adults who are more likely to comply with wearing their trays for 22 hours a day.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening treatments contain powerful solutions that eliminate staining pigments from your enamel, brightening your smile’s shade. We offer both in-office and take-home professional teeth whitening methods. Our most popular treatments are home-based teeth whitening kits using Ultradent. This whitening gel contains fluoride and potassium nitrate to help strengthen your enamel during the whitening process. We customize your Ultradent treatment to best suit your needs and budget.

Personalized Take-Home Whitening Kits

woman using take home whitening kitYour take-home trays are personalized to fit your unique smile. Only one office visit is needed for Dr. Tarantino to take digital impressions.

With home-based whitening, you’re in charge of when and where you lighten your smile. You simply apply the gel to your tray following the instructions we provide for safe treatment and even whitening results. You can wear the tray for up to two hours for a total of 14 days. We recommend you brush and floss your teeth before wearing the trays.

Improve Your Smile with Amalgam-Free Restorations

At our Staten Island office, we provide restorations crafted from the finest composite resin and porcelain materials. This means all of our treatments are Amalgam-free and do not contain mercury. Dr. Tarantino and our team work closely with a trusted local lab to ensure your restoration is beautiful, long-lasting, and made to blend with your smile seamlessly.

Our white composite fillings use body-safe resin materials to help repair chipped, worn, and slightly damaged tooth enamel. We shape our fillings to resemble your natural teeth and can apply the filling material to any tooth in your smile. Our inlay and onlay restorations are created from single blocks of porcelain, which are made outside of your smile. They are ideal for restoring teeth that are too damaged for a filling but not enough to need a crown.

Porcelain Crowns

Dental crown and toothCrowns are tooth-shaped restorations that work by covering the entire structure of a badly damaged or decayed tooth. These restorations help restore the natural size, shape, ad shade of a tooth. Our crowns are versatile and consist of beautiful and resilient porcelain. With crowns, our dentist performs everything from replacing a missing tooth and supporting a bridge, to addressing severe discoloration and protecting a tooth after root canal therapy.

Bridge & Dentures

Dental bridges are ideal for replacing several missing teeth in a row. Bridges can either use natural teeth on either side of the gap for support or attach to two or more dental implants for lasting security. Dentures restorations can replace multiple to all missing teeth in your smile. We may recommend partial dentures if you're missing many teeth or complete dentures when no healthy teeth remain.

Transform Your Smile with Porcelain & Composite Veneers

patient looking at veneer samples in dental officeDental veneers are thin yet strong shells that can address multiple smile issues when placed on the front surfaces of your teeth. Porcelain and composite are common materials for veneers. Porcelain resembles natural teeth and is strong, durable, and stain-resistant. Porcelain veneers are a permanent way to achieve a picture-perfect smile.

Composite veneers are often more affordable and take less time to prepare. Although we install these veneers in one session, they can have a shorter life span. Veneers are best suited for teeth that resist traditional whitening. 

7 Ways Veneers Can Transform Your Smile

Veneers can treat many aesthetic and functional issues all at once. With veneers, Dr. Tarantino can address the following seven conditions:

  1. Wide gaps between teeth
  2. Worn teeth
  3. Chipped, cracked, and damaged teeth
  4. Slightly crooked & misaligned teeth
  5. Severely discolored teeth
  6. Irregularly shaped & uneven teeth
  7. Sensitive tooth enamel

Correct Your Gummy Smile with Effective Gum Treatments

Portrait of a handsome mixed race man smilingA gummy smile refers to excessive gum tissue, making teeth appear shorter. The most common procedure for treating a gummy smile is crown lengthening. We use laser technology to remove excess gum tissue and reshape them to a more balanced smile. Our dental lasers help us perform safe, sterile, and virtually painless treatment. With laser dentistry, you don't have to worry about sutures and scalpels.

A gingivectomy is a surgical procedure that can remove extra tissue for both restorative and cosmetic reasons. To prevent bacteria from re-emerging, we apply ARESTIN in the affected area. ARESTIN is a powerful antibiotic that helps reduce pocket depth. The antibiotic targets bacteria and promotes better healing of gums.

Dental Implants & Implant Restorations

3d render of dental implantWhen it comes to replacing your missing teeth, our team offers complete implant treatment. This means that Dr. Tarantino can place and restore your dental implants. First, we examine your current oral and jawbone health before developing a treatment plan. Dental implants consist of body-safe titanium posts that fuse your tissue and bone once surgically placed into your jaw. This helps provide a strong foundation for your custom implant-supported crown, bridge, and denture restoration.

We can perform bone grafts, tissue grafts, and sinus lifts before implant placement when needed. These treatments can greatly increase your chances for successful implant treatment. For those who have dental anxiety, we offer a variety of sedation options. Your comfort is a priority, so we offer nitrous and oral sedation for most procedures and can provide IV sedation with the support of an outside anesthesiologist.

Achieve a Stunning Smile Today!

Dr. Ralph Tarantino and his Grandview Dental Office team are dedicated to improving your smile with life-changing cosmetic procedures. We love helping individuals of all ages achieve improved oral health and quality of life through beautiful smiles in Staten Island. Contact us and schedule an appointment today!



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