Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Snap-On Smile for an Affordable, Removable New Smile

For a perfect smile, many often think of time consuming, major procedures. But Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center understands that not everyone wants to go through major procedures or alter their teeth permanently. This is why we choose to offer Snap-On Smile to our patients in the Philadelphia, PA area as an affordable, removable option for that brilliant smile many long for!

Snap-On Smile is a brand new set of teeth that you simple snap onto your existing teeth. They create instant improvements for missing teeth, or cracked, gapped, or discolored teeth. You and your dentist will pick the shade and style for your smile. Your dentist will then take impressions of your teeth and send them to the Snap-On Smile laboratory to create the custom smile. Snap-On smile can be created for upper and lower teeth. A few weeks later, you will return to us and we will snap on your brand new smile!

Choosing Snap-On Smile means that you can have a beautiful smile you can protect. You can eat and drink while wearing them, but since they are able to be taken out, you can remove them for playing sports and sleeping. You can also take them out to clean your normal teeth, so oral hygiene is still completely accessible.

To find out if a Snap-On Smile is right for you, contact Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center here in Philadelphia, PA. Schedule an appointment by calling (215) 279-1193 or by visiting our website,

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Dental Crowns at Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center

When a tooth becomes weakened, it becomes irritating and can be while chewing. Here at Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center in Philadelphia, PA, we try everything we can to save a tooth from extraction. This is why we choose to implement dental crowns for our patients who need extra strength and protection for a tooth.

Dental crowns are like a cap that goes on a tooth that has been weakened. In cases where the root of the tooth is still intact, a crown may be placed on the tooth to repair its strength and extend its life. A crown can be constructed of gold, porcelain, or porcelain covered metal. The options including porcelain blend right in with the rest of your teeth, so you cannot even tell there is a crown.

The crown is custom-created by a dental laboratory. We send them impressions of your tooth after reshaping the enamel for the crown. When the permanent crown is ready, we cement it into place. With a regular oral hygiene routine and regular visits to your dentist, a dental crown may last up to fifteen years.

A dental crown restores your tooth, you smile, and your normal oral function. To schedule an appointment with one of our skilled and experienced dentists here at Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center in Philadelphia, PA, call us at (215) 279-1193 or visit our website,

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Dental Veneers for the Perfect Smile

A nice smile can turn anyone’s day around. A beautiful, bright smile is an attainable goal here at Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center in Philadelphia, PA with dental veneers. We provide veneers to those who want great looking teeth without a major procedure.

Dental veneers provide straight, white, bright teeth without having to work on your actual teeth. Veneers are a ceramic shell that fits right over your existing teeth. They can instantly fix the look of misaligned, misshapen, or discolored teeth, among other tissues. Dental implants are long-lasting and are custom created in a dental laboratory to fit your teeth perfectly. Veneers are also stain resistant, so a white smile is possible for a long time.

To begin the process of attaching veneers, a thin layer of enamel will be taken off the teeth. An impression will then be taken of the teeth to create custom-fitted shells. During the time the veneers are being created, temporary veneers may be worn. When ready, the permanent veneers are attached and fitted for correct bite and use. When taken good care of, veneers can last up to ten years.

If you are looking for an attractive, bold smile without major dental work like surgery or braces, veneers may be the perfect option for you. To find out more information and to schedule a consultation, call Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center of Philadelphia, PA at (215) 279-1193 or visit our website,

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Treatment for Sleep Apnea in Philadelphia, PA

While sleeping, for some, tissue in the throat can block the air passage and cause sleep apnea. When untreated, sleep apnea can be dangerous and cause harm to many of the body’s systems. The doctors here at Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center in Philadelphia, PA provide several surgical procedures to improve breathing throughout the night and control sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea can cause a person to stop breathing from a range of a few times per night to hundreds of times per night. This causes loud snoring and disrupted sleep. Due to the lack of oxygen and sleep, sleep apnea can result in higher risks of heart failure, heart disease, stroke, and liver problems.

Here at Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center, we can help solve sleep apnea and introduce a safe, restful night of sleep for our patients suffering from the complications. There are three surgical procedures we perform. The first is an uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, a procedure that removes excess tissue from the upper throat and mouth. The second procedure, called maxillomandibular advancement, moves the jaw forward, creating more room behind the soft palate. When these treatments do not work to solve sleep apnea, a tracheostomy may be performed. A tube is inserted through the neck for breathing at night. It can be covered during the day and only used when needed; while sleeping.

If you are suffering with sleep apnea, do not hesitate to schedule a consultation with us here at Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center in Philadelphia, PA. Call us at (215) 279-1193 or visit our website,

Snap on Smile

Snap On Smile case done at our office by Dr. Shireen Malik

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Botox Cosmetic and Juvederm Filler at Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center

Nothing complements a brand-new smile more than smooth, youthful skin. This is why Dr. Shireen Malik of our Philadelphia, PA dental practice, Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center, is offering Botox Cosmetic and Juvederm Filler to her patients desiring a refreshed look.

Botox Cosmetic can reduce the look of crow’s feet and frown lines between the eyes. It is injected around the areas to reduce the amount of muscle activity and reduce the lines it causes. The process takes about ten minutes and the results can be seen within twenty-four to forty-eight hours. The results can last up to four months.

Juvederm filler is an injectable gel made of hyaluronic acid, the same acid in our skin that is lost as we age. This is used for lines and wrinkles that develop around the mouth. The lines that can be reduced include parentheses lines, corner lines, marionette lines, and vertical lip lines. Results are seen almost instantly and can last up to a year.

Young looking, smooth skin goes hand-in-hand with a beautiful, new smile! If you have been curious about reducing the look of lines and wrinkles, Dr. Shireen Malik is trained, certified, and skilled in applying Botox Cosmetic and Juvederm Filler. For a consultation, call our office at (215) 279-1193 or visit our website,