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By Frechtman Family Dental of Edison
May 15, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

Kill Bill fans have been pressing for a third installment of the stylized revenge tale since Kill Bill, Volume 2 hit the theaters in 2004. Finally, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is talking about the long-awaited Volume 3 as if it might soon become a reality. The third movie in the franchise would most likely focus on the now-grown daughter of the character played by Vivica A. Fox in the first two. Vivica recently made known that should Kill Bill, Volume 3 go into production, she thinks 24-year-old actress and singer Zendaya would be perfect for the role.

Although Zendaya is a few inches taller than Vivica, the two women have a few things in common. Besides being talented movie and television actresses who have won awards for their roles, they both have camera-ready smiles. And both Vivica and Zendaya can thank their dentists for helping their smiles be their best.

In 2016, Vivica told Dear Doctor magazine that her smile needed a boost, so she opted for dental veneers to correct gaps between her teeth—and she's very happy with them. “I love my veneers!” she exclaimed. Zendaya also had help in achieving her Hollywood-perfect smile. In 2011, early in her career on the Disney channel, she wore clear orthodontic aligners to straighten her teeth. To further perfect her smile, she visited her dentist for professional teeth whitening in 2016, inviting a film crew along to show how easy and effective in-office tooth whitening is.

But you don't have to be a celebrity to enjoy smile-enhancing dental treatments. They are great options for anyone who wants to improve the look of their smile.

Teeth whitening. If your teeth are looking yellowed, in-office whitening can make them up to 10 shades brighter in one visit! Some people prefer professional at-home whitening kits, which produce great results more gradually.

Bonding or veneers. For small chips and cracks, cosmetic bonding can cover flaws by adding layers of a tooth-colored material over the tooth. For bigger flaws, heavy discoloration or gaps between teeth as Vivica had, dental veneers may be the answer. These custom-made thin porcelain shells cover the front-facing surface of the tooth, hiding imperfections to give anyone a Hollywood smile.

Orthodontics. Crooked teeth can detract from the look of a smile. While traditional braces are an option, many people with mild to moderate alignment issues find removable clear aligners the perfect way to get the smile they desire with minimal impact on their daily activities. Clear aligners are very subtle and can be removed for eating and cleaning as well as for special occasions—or for filming scenes, as Zendaya knows.

Contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation to see if professional teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding or veneers, orthodontics, or another dental treatment could enhance your smile. You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Important Teeth Whitening Questions Answered” and “How Your Dentist Can Help You Look Younger.”

By Frechtman Family Dental of Edison
January 27, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

Common Dental Problems You Can Fix With Cosmetic Dentistry.

We are all trying to put our best face forward but a lot of us have to deal with smile imperfections that can make that difficult. Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of treatments that address a lot of common dental problems. To learn more reach out to your Edison, NJ, cosmetic dentists Dr. Saul Frechtman and Dr. David Frechtman of Frechtman Family Dental of Edison.

Teeth Whitening

If you suffer from stained teeth and just wish for a bright white smile, your best recourse is your dentist's office. Professional whitening is more effective, safer, and often faster than over the counter whitening products.

Tooth Repair

To repair small chips and cracks your dentist can employ a resin compound that is bonded to your tooth and reshaped to return to it its natural appearance. This same composite can be used as an alternative to traditional amalgam fillings to provide a tooth-colored aspect that blends in with the rest of your tooth.

Larger cavities can be restored using lab-made fillings, referred to as onlays and inlays, depending on which part of the tooth they are restoring. They are also tooth-colored and can protect your tooth without the need for a complete crown, which is the next step if the damage is large enough.

Full Smile Makeover

Porcelain veneers are a great option if you suffer from a number of imperfections, such as gaps or cracks, and you are looking for a full smile makeover. Veneers are thin caps that are affixed onto your teeth, bonded in the same way as a crown would be, but because so little of your tooth has to be removed they are a relatively fast procedure. You'll be surprised by the results.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Edison, NJ

Come into the office to find all that cosmetic dentistry can do for you. Make an appointment today with the Drs. Frechtman of Frechtman Family Dental of Edison in Edison, NJ, by dialing (732) 548-8600.


Like thousands of other June brides and grooms, your big lifetime moment has finally arrived: your wedding day! It's been a flurry of activity over the last few months to prepare for it, especially with efforts to look your absolute best. And you remembered everything—including your smile, right?

If you did, kudos to you. Your smile is an important part of your unique personality and thus merits its own special attention. If, however, in all the hustle and bustle you weren't able to give it the attention it deserves before the wedding, don't fret. When it comes to your smile, it's never too late to make it the best it can be.

Depending on your dental situation, here are four ways to achieve a more confident and attractive smile.

Teeth Whitening. Yellowed and dull teeth can dim the beauty of your smile. While daily brushing and flossing helps, you can further improve your teeth's brightness with professional teeth whitening. Our bleaching techniques can give you the shade you desire, from naturally subdued to Hollywood dazzling. And with proper maintenance and touch-ups, your brighter smile could last for years.

Veneers. Dental imperfections like chips, heavy staining or slight tooth gaps can detract from an otherwise perfect smile. We can mask those imperfections with veneers, thin layers of porcelain custom-created to match your teeth. Although less expensive and less invasive than some other cosmetic procedures, veneers can have a transformative impact on your appearance.

Restorations. Sometimes a smile may suffer from severely distressed or missing teeth. Depending on what you need, we can restore your teeth—and your smile—with crowns, bridges or dental implants. The third option is the closest we can come to a real tooth, replacing both a missing tooth's crown and root. With an implant, you can have a new tooth that looks and functions like the real thing.

Orthodontics. Properly aligned teeth make for a beautiful smile. If yours aren't as straight as you'd like them to be, consider orthodontics, the original “smile makeover.” Moving teeth where they ought to be improves dental health and function, and can dramatically improve the appearance of a smile. Even if you're well past your teen years, you haven't missed out: As long as you're reasonably healthy, you can gain a straighter smile at any age. However, this improvement needs more time and planning—so don't wait if that's what you want to do!

If you still have time before the wedding, a dental cleaning and polish can do wonders for your smile (and your dental health too). But even if you aren't able to fit in an appointment before the big day, you can still pursue a cleaning or cosmetic procedure after the honeymoon. Any time is the right time to change your smile for the better.

If you would like more information about enhancing your smile, please contact us or schedule a consultation. To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Cosmetic Dentistry” and “Planning Your Wedding Day Smile.”

Your cosmetic dentists in Edison, New Jersey can give you an outstanding smile

Having a beautiful smile is important. After all, your smile is your trademark. Fortunately, if you are living with a dull, yellow, uninteresting smile, Drs. Saul and David Frechtman of Frechtman Family Dental in Edison, NJ, offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry options to give you an amazing set of teeth.

Let’s consider just a few of the amazing cosmetic dentistry services available:

Professional teeth whitening: this is an excellent choice to brighten up a dull, aging smile and take years off of your appearance. That's because this treatment can whiten your smile up to 8 shades whiter with fantastic results that can last up to 5 years! It’s safe too, for all products and methods have been tested and approved by the American Dental Association. During a consultation, you can choose from a speedy in-office treatment that takes about an hour, or a convenient take-home kit that allows you to whiten your smile at your own pace.

Cosmetic bonding: this is the perfect solution to repair small chips, cracks, tooth wear, and other unsightly damage. Bonding uses composite, a material that can be matched to the color of your teeth, creating results that look completely natural.

Porcelain veneers: this treatment can take your smile from dull to dazzling in just a couple of appointments. Veneers are thin laminates of porcelain that are cemented on to the front surfaces of your teeth to hide both minor and major aesthetic issues like cracks, fractures, chips, tooth wear, and other problems. Porcelain reflects light, looks just like tooth enamel, and successfully resists stains. Accordingly, your porcelain veneers will look completely natural and stay both white and beautiful for years.

To view amazing before-and-after photos of Frechtman Family Dental patients, please visit the Smile Gallery page on the website at https://www.frechtmandental.com/gallery.html

It’s time to discover the magic of cosmetic dentistry and how it can improve your smile. To learn more, call Drs. Saul and David Frechtman of Frechtman Family Dental of Edison, NJ, at (732) 548-8600.

By Frechtman Family Dental of Edison
September 25, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Would you like to change how your smile looks? Then, consider the expertise of cosmetic dentists at Frechtman Family Dental of Edison. Whether you wish to remake just one aspect of your appearance or remodel your entire smile, Dr. Saul Frechtman and Dr. David Frechtman can create the perfect treatment plan.

Shape, size, color, fit, arrangement

Whether we realize it or not. we notice these things whenever someone smiles. If teeth are oddly shaped, too small or too big, darkly stained, or gapped and crowded, we draw certain conclusions about the person's personality. Research bears it out, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Additionally, smile appearance impacts what we believe about ourselves. If we're too ashamed to smile, we may not feel competent at work, home or in social situations.

What you can do

Cosmetic dentistry services from Frechtman Family Dental of Edison help patients just like you achieve beautiful smiles, ones which express your true self and give you the confidence you need to succeed. When you see Dr. Frechtman for a consultation, he'll look at your teeth and gums and X-ray them, too. For your part, simply tell him what you wish to make over.


  • Your tooth color
  • Any defects such as cracks, chips, gaps and overlapped teeth
  • How your teeth bite together
  • How much, or how little gum tissue shows when you smile
  • The condition of any crowns or fillings

Be specific in your smile goals. You'll be surprised at the things he suggests as best for your facial appearance, age, gender and more. Your professional team draws on years of experience in helping adults and teens look and feel better.

Offered cosmetic services

Your customized plan may include:

Direct bonding with composite resin

Porcelain veneers, shells of ultra-thin ceramic bonded to the front of flawed teeth

Porcelain crowns, caps made of ceramic which restore damaged teeth above the gum line

Tooth-colored fillings, made of composite resin, porcelain or glass ionomer, to repair decay

Professional teeth whitening to remove staining organic matter from tooth enamel

Invisalign clear aligners to move teeth into healthy positions

Dental implants to replace missing teeth from the root to crowns

Find out more

Cosmetic dentistry services from Frechtman Family Dental of Edison can transform your smiles. Start this wonderful experience by consulting with your professional team. Call (732) 548-8600 for an appointment.