Smile Makeover Specialist

Manhattan Dental Design

Ernest Tchoi, DMD

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Midtown West, New York City, NY

If you have missing or discolored teeth, a gummy smile, or severe tooth decay, consider a smile makeover. At Manhattan Dental Design in Midtown West, Manhattan, Ernest Tchoi, DMD, provides custom smile makeovers for both adults and teens. To achieve the smile of your dreams, book online to schedule an appointment or call the New York City practice today.

Smile Makeover Q&A

What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover uses several cosmetic dentistry techniques to improve the aesthetic appearance and health of your teeth and gums.

When developing a custom treatment plan, Dr. Tchoi considers various factors, including your facial appearance, hair color, and skin tone. He also evaluates the color, width, and shape of your teeth, as well as your gums and lips. 

What procedures does a smile makeover include?

No two smile makeover treatment plans are exactly alike. Following a comprehensive exam and discussion of your treatment goals, Dr. Tchoi might recommend one or several of the following procedures:


Veneers are tailor-made shells of porcelain that attach to your teeth. They restore balance and symmetry to your smile while covering cosmetic imperfections like smaller-than-average teeth, unusually shaped teeth, or stains and discoloration that won’t respond to teeth whitening.

Dental implants

Dental implants are metal posts that replace your natural tooth roots. They provide a strong, durable foundation for oral restorations like crowns, implant-supported dentures, or a bridge. The number of implants you receive depends on the restoration you want and how many teeth are missing.

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening uses medical-grade solutions to remove stains and discoloration from your teeth. At Manhattan Dental Design, Dr. Tchoi uses the chairside whitening system by Philips Zoom! In just one treatment session, Zoom! can make your smile between six and eight* shades whiter.

Cosmetic gum contouring

If you have a gummy smile or excess gum tissue, Dr. Tchoi might recommend cosmetic gum contouring. During this procedure, Dr. Tchoi carefully removes excess tissue, changing the shape and overall appearance of your gums.


If you have a chipped, cracked, or severely decaying tooth, Dr. Tchoi might recommend a crown. Crowns are custom oral restorations used to support molars or premolars. They cover your entire tooth and improve its strength, shape, and size.


If you have crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw, consider Invisalign. This advanced orthodontic treatment uses clear, plastic mouthpieces to straighten your smile. It’s quicker and more comfortable than traditional metal braces and provides stunning, long-lasting results.

Can I benefit from a smile makeover?

To determine if a smile makeover is right for you, Dr. Tchoi conducts an oral exam, reviews your oral health history, and asks about your lifestyle and goals for treatment. After gathering the necessary information, he develops a custom care plan that aligns with your budget and needs.

To further explore the benefits of a smile makeover, request a consultation at Manhattan Dental Design. Book online to schedule an appointment or call the New York City practice today. 

*Individual results may vary