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Cosmetic Dentistry

What you need to know before deciding which is suitable for you.

Unhappy with the way your smile looks, spacing, crowding, unsightly fillings, missing teeth? Our dentist can help you find the right solution for your problem. Veneers, crowns, bonding, or clear aligners depending on the circumstance, can be used to attain a beautiful and natural-looking smile. Dr. McMahon will assess your smile and help you decide what treatment option is best for you. Cosmetic dentistry can be a perfect solution. 

What Are Veneers? What Are Crowns?

Veneers are ultra-thin but very durable sheets of porcelain that can be used to improve the appearance of teeth. Crooked teeth, misshapen teeth, discolored teeth, and teeth with spacing can all be made into beautiful, natural-looking smiles with porcelain veneers. They are professionally sculpted and custom-made to fit both the color and shape of your smile. Give yourself the smile you deserve. Veneers are a very conservative way to attain a beautiful smile.

A traditional crown encases the entire tooth. They can be used on front teeth and on back teeth. The newest all-ceramic materials are very natural looking and can also be used to replace older style porcelain fused to metal crowns. Teeth that have broken, decayed, or have substantial fillings may be restored with crowns. Dr. McMahon will consult with you regarding the various options and you will have an active role in the design of your new smile. 

How Much Do Dental Veneers & Crowns Cost?

The cost of veneers will range from $1500-$2500 per tooth depending upon the specific type of dental veneer the patient requires. The cosmetic dentist and ceramist combine their training and artistic skills to create custom radiant smiles. The first thing people notice about you is your smile, and your beautiful teeth could mean the difference between you being the face of a company and being stuck in the back office. Veneers can not only enhance your smile, but they can make all the difference in your self-confidence in facing the world. The price of a crown ranges from $1500-$2100. The type of ceramic material and the condition of the underlying tooth can affect the fee.

How Do We Care For Dental Crowns & Veneers?

Both crowns and veneers require a minimal amount of care to stay healthy. You treat them like your natural teeth, brush them regularly, and floss them every day. Of course, you still need to have your teeth cleaned regularly. Your dental hygienist will clean your veneers and crowns with a special prophy paste made to keep them smooth and shiny. Porcelain veneers and crowns usually do not stain like natural teeth.

Do You Need Crowns Or Veneers Today? Do You Want To Replace Your Older Or Unsightly Dentistry? Why Should You Choose An Accredited Dentist? 

Would you like your smile to be better? Come to Dr. Susan McMahon, Accredited Cosmetic Dentist. Dr. McMahon is a highly skilled and experienced cosmetic dentist. Being an accredited cosmetic dentist means that Dr. McMahon has attained an excellent level at all aspects of cosmetic dentistry. She uses her expertise to create custom smiles based on each patient’s needs esthetically and functionally. A nationally recognized expert, Dr. McMahon works with a team of renowned ceramists and specialists to give you the highest level of dentistry possible. So get noticed with a great smile. Contact us to find out how to make it happen for you today.

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Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental Implants are used to replace missing teeth. Whether you have lost a single tooth or multiple teeth due to an accident, periodontal disease, or root canal that has gone bad, your teeth can be replaced with dental implants. By and large, traditional bridges are not being used to replace teeth these days, and implant replacement has become the standard of care.

A dental implant is a root-shaped cylinder of titanium or tooth-colored zirconium placed in the jaw where the tooth is missing. The jaw heals around the implant, and then permanent teeth are attached to the implant. Dental implants make it easy to secure crowns, bridges, and even a whole set of teeth. As a result, they can look and feel like regular teeth. Don't worry, you'll never have to walk around toothless while your dental implants heal.

What Are Dental Implants Made Of?

The materials used in dental implants can range from titanium or the much more attractive ceramic or porcelain variety. The materials depend on the procedure being done for you and the area of the mouth where the implants are needed. Implants can last decades when properly maintained.

Are Dental Implants Painful?

Some people avoid dental implants believing that implants are painful. Actually, implant placement can be quick and painless with a low risk of complications. After placement, there can be tenderness in the gums, which can be relieved by eating soft food and keeping ice on the area for 48 hours. You will also be advised to take over-the-counter pain relief solutions if needed.

How To Take Care Of Dental Implants

Taking care of your dental implants is easy. You can treat them just as you would your regular teeth by brushing them often and flossing regularly. You will also need to come to the office for regular dental cleanings and checkups.

Do Dental Implants Affect Chewing Ability?

They work just like your regular teeth and as long as they are taken care of properly. People who have had dentures or partial dentures know that chewing can be difficult. Dentures and particles can tend to float around in the mouth. When they replace dentures or partial dentures with implants, it feels like you have your regular teeth back. This can be life-changing and make you feel years younger.

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We here at Esthetic Dentistry Pittsburgh have served the Pittsburgh area for over 30 years. Trust the experts when it comes to replacing your teeth. We specialize in cosmetic dentistry and cosmetic tooth replacement with implants so that your smile can be better than ever before. So see us today, and let us help you with all of your dental needs.

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Invisalign Teeth Straightening
Which Teeth Straightening Procedure Is Right For You?

Straighter Teeth

People with naturally straight teeth are rare. Most adults with straight teeth can usually credit childhood orthodontics or cosmetic dentistry. Are teeth that are slightly askew, crooked, or spaced are a real problem? For many people, the answer is yes, that having unsightly teeth can give a poor impression to others and leave them with a negative perception. Teeth straightening procedures have come a long way within the past few decades and are not only suitable for adolescent patients. Many adults are enjoying a perfect smile with some of the most advanced teeth straightening procedures available.


We offer Invisalign and other clear aligners. Invisalign is the process of wearing a series of clear removable aligners that will gradually straighten your teeth. There are no brackets, wires, or other restrictions that come with metal braces. We have all seen kids on popular sitcom television shows teased for wearing elaborate headgear that resembles an otherworldly device. Fortunately, the orthodontics of today are far less invasive on the wearer’s social life.

How Long Do Clear Aligners Or Braces Take To Straighten Teeth?

The answer depends on the amount of straightening that needs to occur. In some instances, it may only take a few months. For example, Invisalign is typically 6-9 months. Limited Cosmetic Orthodontics can usually be accomplished in about six months.

How Does Teeth Straightening Feel When You Use A Clear Aligner?

The straightening is barely felt at all because the teeth are slowly guided into place by the progression of the aligners. There may be a bit of discomfort when a new aligner is inserted, but it is very short lived. It is the closest thing to pain-free teeth straightening that you are likely to find with the current technology available.

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Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Your smile makes all the difference when it comes to first impressions. Many people don’t like how their teeth look and may try over-the-counter teeth whitening services to reach their dream smile. However, professional teeth whitening uses stronger whiteners and offers more protection than over-the-counter alternatives. If you no longer enjoy your smile, have yellow or dull teeth, dark stains, or are looking for a cosmetic refresh, call (412) 298-2734. Entrust your smile to Dr. Susan McMahon, an award-winning dentist with a track record of excellence in professional teeth whitening. 

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Teenagers and Young Adults

Appearance and self-esteem have long been intertwined. So, as our social media and selfie culture continues to grow, it’s no surprise that more and more people are seeking out cosmetic dentistry, actually in record numbers, as a way to enhance their appearances. Young adults and adolescents are particularly susceptible to this cultural influence. Many teenagers and young adults want cosmetic dentistry. It is especially important that both the patient and the dentist are mindful of their long term dental health. We are responding to these young patients' needs with very conservative ways to satisfy their desire for ideal smiles.

Of particular concern to our teenage and young adult patients are tooth color and staining issues, post orthodontic refinement of smiles, spacing and crowding, misshapen teeth, and generally less than the ideal smile they desire. We focus on ultra conservative options for these younger adults and teenagers. Dr. McMahon frequently lectures across the country teaching other dentists how to help these patients get the smile they want while at the same time, conserving their natural teeth.

Treatment options for young adults and teenagers include whitening, stain removal, ICON white stain removal, direct composite bonding, direct composite veneers, and minimal prep indirect veneers. We boost their confidence and prioritize their dental health.


Same-Day Crowns

Same-Day Crowns

Here at Esthetic Dentistry Pittsburgh, we can offer same-day crowns. Convenient and time-saving, same-day crowns can be done in just one appointment. Each crown is designed to match the rest of your teeth and give you the perfect fit using cutting-edge technology. No more goopy impressions and no more temporaries. No more returning to the office for a second visit.

We scan your teeth using digital technology. This creates an image that is sent to our milling machine in the next room. Our doctors examine the scan and verify the exact dimensions for the crown and design the restoration. This results in an accurate fitting porcelain crown that blends beautifully with the rest of your teeth.

The materials are strong and beautiful. They are the same materials used in dental labs but with the convenience of receiving your restoration on the same day.

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Minimally Invasive Dentistry

Minimally Invasive Dentistry

Dental technology has come a long way. With advanced technologies like cameras and computer programs, we can quickly catch tooth decay and save our patients from more invasive restorative procedures. This means that your experience with us is always minimally invasive and gentle. Our dentists only perform when necessary.

Looking For The Most Advanced Technology and the Most Conservative Dentistry in Pittsburgh?

Spectra Cameras, Biomimetic fillings, Bioactive fillings, Ultra-thin ceramics, Digital Scanners, iTero scanners, CBCT, in-house milling, 3D printing, lasers, and more are all the ways we are using the most advanced technology. This technology allows us to perform the most conservative dentistry possible. We utilize technology to provide the most beautiful and natural veneers, crowns, and smile designs. This means your experience with us is always minimally invasive and gentle. Please call us for an appointment if you would like to know more.

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Fresh Breath

Fresh Breath

Bad breath is one of the first things you’ll notice about someone. Chronic bad breath often stems from gum disease or plaque and tartar buildup. Instead of struggling with bad breath, come into our office, and our trusted dentists can examine you. We check for oral diseases and other root causes of bad breath.

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Perio Protect are patented prescription custom fit trays that give deep delivery of medication deep below the gums for the healthiest gums and freshest breath. Ask us if Perio Protect is right for you!


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Mercury Free Dentistry

What Is Mercury Free Dentistry?

When a patient needs dental fillings, amalgam is commonly used to fill cavities; however, one of the metals used to create it is mercury. At Esthetic Dentistry Pittsburgh, we offer mercury-free fillings that are safer for both our dentists and patients. Additionally, the more natural options are better aesthetically, as we can match the fillings to the color of your teeth. Amalgam fillings are metal and much more noticeable when you smile or talk.

Why Is Mercury Dangerous?

Exposure to mercury, especially frequently, can lead to various neurological and other health problems down the road. Because mercury is colorless, odorless, and tasteless, it is impossible to tell if you are being exposed to it. It is especially dangerous for expecting mothers as exposure to mercury can have negative impacts on their baby.

Should I Remove Any Amalgam Fillings I Currently Have?

If you already have amalgam fillings, it is not necessarily critical to get them removed. However, our dentists would be happy to talk through that process with you and help you make the best decision for your situation.

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Laser Dentistry

What Is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry is used to treat a variety of dental issues. Because it does not involve drills and other tools, laser dentistry often provides a more comfortable treatment option for dental problems involving hard or soft tissue. It can be used for the following procedures:

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Tooth Decay
  • Gum Disease
  • Dental Fillings
  • Reshaping Gum Tissue
  • Crown Lengthening
  • Tongue Frenulum Attachment
  • Removing Soft Tissue Folds

Other Treatments Available With Laser Dentistry

Because of its advanced technology, laser dentistry can also treat a wide variety of other issues, including:

  • Removing Benign Tumors
  • Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Treatment
  • Nerve Regeneration
  • Treating Cold Sores
  • Teeth Whitening

What Are The Benefits Of Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry procedures are less invasive, resulting in a quicker recovery. Because the laser sterilizes the area and promotes blood clotting, there is less chance of infection and bleeding. With some procedures, anesthesia may not be necessary, meaning a faster treatment time. If you’re ready to experience the benefits of laser dentistry, please contact our office today!

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Where To Ask For A Consultation

Call us for a consultation. The doctors at Esthetic Dentistry Pittsburgh will help decided what treatment is best for you.

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