As you know by now, because your overall health and safety is our utmost priority, we are closely following every safety and infection control procedure recommended by the ADA and CDC. However, going way beyond these recommendations, in July we installed 2 Jade Surgically Clean Air Filtration Systems. Our office size would require only one Jade unit to kill viruses and bacteria 6 times an hour, but we are so committed to you that we have installed 2 units, one in front of each dental chair. You can be assured that our air is always the safest because we leave the systems on 24/7.

The Jade is patented and industry-leading and is the only air purification system that incorporates 6 different technologies which include, Hydroxl, UV and electronic cell catalytics, and Hepa-RX. The Jade is measured and peer-reviewed to eliminate viruses less than 0.1 microns (the corona virus is measured at .125 microns) and is tested globally with over 70,000 units installed worldwide.

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With our warmest wishes for your health and safety, we look forward to seeing you soon and continuing to keep you as healthy as possible.

Dr. Cortese and Staff

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Welcome to the practice of maxillofacial prosthodontist and cosmetic dentistry specialist Michael Cortese




A Transformational Smile Makeover in Princeton, NJ

A person’s smile says a lot about them, so it’s only natural that so many of Dr. Cortese’s patients opt to perfect their smiles with a full smile makeover. Princeton and New Jersey-area residents have grown to trust Dr. Cortese for the technique, knowledge, and artistry he routinely demonstrates when custom- sculpting smiles for his patients. As a prosthodontist, Dr. Cortese is uniquely qualified to provide stunning smile makeovers to his Princeton and New Jersey-area patients.

Smile Makeover Procedures

To achieve a full smile makeover, New Jersey dentist can combine a number of cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments. Among the most popular smile makeover treatments at Princeton Prosthodontics are:

Trust your Smile Makeover to Princeton Prosthodontics

Many cosmetic dentists perform smile makeovers. Unfortunately, it is possible that some of
these “cosmetic” dentists aren’t quite as highly trained as they would have patients believe. Don’t let yourself be fooled: As a prosthodontist, Dr. Cortese can ensure that your new smile is not only beautiful, but that it is built on the correct foundation.

Dr. Cortese has completed extensive study and certification to become a prosthodontist. A
prosthodontist has an additional three years of post-graduate education, imparting skills in all areas ofdentistry including dental implants, restorative dentistry, and reconstructive techniques. Additionally, Dr. Cortese is also trained in the discipline of facial reconstruction. As such, he is especially well qualified to perform nearly any procedure to improve the look and function of his patients’ smiles.

Smile Makeover FAQs

Young woman with head tilted and smiling after her smile makeover in Princeton, NJ Do I need a smile makeover?
If you dislike several aspects of your smile and desire a more attractive appearance, a smile makeover might help. Wanting teeth that are straight, white, properly spaced and aligned, and evenly shaped are good reasons to pursue a smile makeover.

Am I a candidate for a smile makeover?
If your teeth and gums are healthy and you practice good oral health habits, you might be a good candidate for a smile makeover. Tooth decay, periodontal disease and other dental problems would make you ineligible for a smile makeover.

What does a smile makeover include?
Your smile makeover will be completely tailored to your specific needs and goals. Depending on these factors, it could include a combination of any of the following: teeth whitening, dental bonding, Invisalign treatment, the placement of porcelain veneers or gum recontouring.

How many appointments are needed for a smile makeover?
It depends. Some smile makeovers can be completed in a single appointment. Many take multiple appointments spaced over several weeks or months. A smile makeover that includes Invisalign can take six months or more to see final results.

Woman’s smile next to dental mirror during an examination after a smile makeover in Princeton, NJ How much does a smile makeover cost?
Smile makeover pricing depends on the specific treatments and services included. The more extensive the treatment, the higher the cost. For a more specific pricing breakdown, contact Dr. Cortese and request a consultation.

Are smile makeovers covered by insurance?
No, smile makeovers are performed solely for cosmetic purposes and are thusly ineligible for insurance coverage by many insurers. Certain insurers may cover a small portion if there is a need (e.g., orthodontic treatment to straighten the teeth).

Schedule a Smile Makeover at Princeton Prosthodontics

If you are tired of hiding your smile because you feel insecure about the appearance of your teeth, it’s time to make a change. With a full smile makeover from our New Jersey area dentist, you can remedy any number of dental imperfections while achieving a younger, more healthful look. We invite you to contact Dr. Cortese today to schedule your smile makeover consultation at Princeton Prosthodontics.

Princeton Prosthodontics - Dr. Michael Cortese

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Dr. Michael Cortese is a leading and highly sought-after Maxillofacial Prosthodontist. He one of only 350 accredited Maxillofacial Prosthodontists worldwide. Having completed his education at the University of Notre Dame and Farleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry, he received his Certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Dental Oncology from the University of Texas Health Science Center M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute. He has over three and a half decades of experience and constantly focuses on ensuring that patients have a healthy and beautiful smile. Dr. Cortese takes pride in providing his patients with customized treatments using modern equipment and techniques. He sincerely believes in thoroughly understanding your concerns and requirements to ensure your comfort and satisfaction throughout the course of any treatment or procedure.