Upper East Side, New York, NY

Cosmetic Dentist & Dentist

About Dr. Chernin

Marina Chernin, DDS, is a leading dentist in New York City with a reputation for skilled care coupled with a compassionate and gentle approach that helps even dentist-wary patients feel at ease and relaxed. Dr. Chernin has been caring for patients in Midtown Manhattan for more than 25 years and is committed to offering the highest level of care using state-of-the-art technology and equipment combined with advanced approaches in care to achieve optimal results in every patient at every age.

As a top-ranked dentist with a special emphasis on cosmetic, restorative ad preventive care, Dr. Chernin provides an array of treatment options, including crowns, bridges, veneers, bonding, Invisalign® orthodontics, dental implants, gum procedures, tooth-colored fillings and much more. Because she uses only the safest, most effective and most advanced techniques, including state-of-the-art techniques designed to minimize discomfort, patients can expect superior results in a relaxed, comforting atmosphere.

Dr. Chernin understands every patient she sees has different oral health needs as well as unique expectations of their results. Each plan of care is carefully crafted through individual consultation to ensure patients feel comfortable with their choices and understand their treatment process every step of the way, from the initial visit to the final result. She believes strongly in communication as a cornerstone of care, and she encourages patients to ask questions and express their concerns so she can provide solutions to build understanding and calm nerves.

Dr. Chernin earned her doctor of dental surgery degree (DDS) at New York University College of Dentistry and has been trained by some of the country's leading cosmetic dentistry specialists. She continues her commitment to expanding her knowledge and skills with memberships in professional organizations.

Dr. Chernin welcomes new patients at her Midtown Manhattan office on E. 60th St. and encourages new patients to schedule a tour of the office so they feel entirely confident in their care. Her practice accepts most major insurance plans, and she speaks both English and Russian.

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Marina Chernin, DDS, is a leading dentist in New York City with a reputation for skilled care coupled with a compassionate and gentle approach that helps even dentist-wary patients feel at ease and relaxed. Dr. Chernin has been caring for patients in Midtown Manhattan for more than 25 years and is committed to offering the highest level of care using state-of-the-art technology and equipment combined with advanced approaches in care to achieve optimal results in every patient at every age.

As a top-ranked dentist with a special emphasis on cosmetic, restorative ad preventive care, Dr. Chernin provides an array of treatment options, including crowns, bridges, veneers, bonding, Invisalign® orthodontics, dental implants, gum procedures, tooth-colored fillings and much more. Because she uses only the safest, most effective and most advanced techniques, including state-of-the-art techniques designed to minimize discomfort, patients can expect superior results in a relaxed, comforting atmosphere.

Dr. Chernin understands every patient she sees has different oral health needs as well as unique expectations of their results. Each plan of care is carefully crafted through individual consultation to ensure patients feel comfortable with their choices and understand their treatment process every step of the way, from the initial visit to the final result. She believes strongly in communication as a cornerstone of care, and she encourages patients to ask questions and express their concerns so she can provide solutions to build understanding and calm nerves.

Dr. Chernin earned her doctor of dental surgery degree (DDS) at New York University College of Dentistry and has been trained by some of the country's leading cosmetic dentistry specialists. She continues her commitment to expanding her knowledge and skills with memberships in professional organizations.

Dr. Chernin welcomes new patients at her Midtown Manhattan office on E. 60th St. and encourages new patients to schedule a tour of the office so they feel entirely confident in their care. Her practice accepts most major insurance plans, and she speaks both English and Russian.


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Family Dentistry

Our goal, at the New York dentistry office of Forever Teeth, is to provide the best dental care possible for you and your family in a compassionate, caring environment. We want to help you maintain your oral health in a way that will keep your teeth and smile healthy for a lifetime. Dr. Chernin is a family dentist in New York who wants to ensure that plaque buildup around healthy teeth is kept to a minimum, that tooth decay is eliminated, and gums remain healthy for all her patients from young children to senior citizens.

"What Causes Plaque on Your Teeth?"


One of the easiest problems to spot is a build-up of plaque. Plaque is the soft, sticky layer of bacteria, which is constantly forming on the teeth. Usually it is invisible to the naked eye, but when a person is not brushing adequately, it can build up to where it appears to be a thick whitish coating on the teeth at the gum line. If it is not removed, it can lead to gum disease.

"What Causes Cavities?"


The most decay-prone areas of the teeth are the grooves and depressions on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. To prevent decay, a plastic-like coating called a sealant should be painted on the chewing surfaces of all the back teeth. Studies have shown that sealants can reduce tooth decay by as much as 90% to 100% in patients nationwide. The American Dental Association recommends that sealants be placed as soon as the first adult back teeth come in at age 6 or 7. Sealants should continue to be used as each adult back tooth comes into the mouth. All back teeth that need to be sealed are present by age 13.

"How can we prevent tooth decay?"


Tooth decay is caused by certain types of acid-producing bacteria, which cause damage in the presence of fermentable carbohydrates such as sucrose, fructose, and glucose. The resulting high levels of acidity from lactic acid in the mouth affect the healthy teeth. Fluoride, in proper dosage, has been shown to significantly reduce tooth decay. When fluoridated water has less than the ideal amount or is not available, fluoride supplements are recommended shortly after birth and should continue through the time of eruption of the second permanent molars at approximately 12 years of age.

"What does my diet have to do with my oral health?"


Diets low in certain nutrients reduces resistance to periodontal disease and decay. Dr. Chernin feels a healthy diet is essential to controlling periodontal disease. The consumption of sugar, especially in sticky forms, contributes to the rapid development of tooth decay.

"Should I wear a mouth guard if I play sports?"


Adequate dental protection is a must in contact sports. Dr Chernin can provide athletes with a custom made mouth protector from her midtown Manhattan office location. They are superior in protection and are more comfortable than store bought mouth guards.

"Why should I make an appointment if nothing hurts?"


The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you visit a dentist like Dr. Chernin, at her New York cosmetic dental care office, for a checkup a minimum of two times each year. Such checkups provide routine or deep cleanings to eliminate plaque buildup and prevent tooth decay. If necessary, Dr. Chernin can also provide fluoride treatments to help coat the teeth. Preventative dental checkups can help with the detection of oral health problems long before the onset of symptoms. On some visits, radiographs are taken to help detect cavities and potential jaw bone deterioration. If a cavity is detected during a checkup, Dr. Chernin, a licensed dentist in New York, can provide treatment before it develops into a more serious problem that may require a crown, dental implants, tooth extraction care, or other more serious cosmetic procedures.

"When should my child first see a dentist?"


Your child should visit Dr. Chernin's Forever Teeth midtown Manhattan dental practice when their firsttooth comes in. This usually occurs between six and twelve months of age. An early examination and discussion of oral health preventive care will protect your child's smile now and in the future.

"How to Clean Your Tongue?"


Dr. Chernin a licensed dentist in New York and her staff at Forever Teeth located in Midtown Manhattan recommends daily use of a tongue cleaner as an essential way to improve a patient's oral health. The top layer of the tongue can contain a large variety of bacteria, oral fungi, decaying food particles, and dead cells, which all together generate bad breath and may affect the dental care of teeth and gums. The protein rich surface of the tongue harbors the highest amount of bacteria thriving in the oral cavity, which explains the importance of thoroughly cleaning the tongue with a properly designed tongue cleaner.

"How to floss?"


The use of dental floss is an important part of a patient's oral health. Flossing helps to remove the plaque and the decaying food that remains stuck between the teeth. This food decay and plaque cause irritation to the gums, allowing the gum tissue to bleed more easily. Dr. Chernin and her staff at the New Yorkcosmetic dentistry offices of Forever Teeth located in Midtown Manhattan recommend flossing at least once per day, preferably before bedtime, to help prevent gum disease and tooth decay.

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Implant Dentistry

If you are missing one or more teeth, you'll want to talk to Dr. Chernin, a licensed dentist in New York about replacements that are as natural as possible. Dentures don't work for everyone and if so you may be a candidate for dental implants. A dental implant is an artificial root used to support the restoration of a tooth or group of teeth. The most widely accepted and successful implant today is based on the discovery by Swedish Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark that titanium can be successfully fused into bone. Over 7 million Brånemark System implants have been surgically installed around the world. A typical implant consists of a titanium screw, resembling a tooth root, with a roughened or smooth surface. A precision hole is carefully drilled into the jawbone and the implant is installed. Dr. Chernin typically performs the implant surgery for outpatients under general anesthesia or with local anesthesia.

The most common treatment plan calls for several surgeries over a period of months, especially if bone augmentation, also known as bone grafting, is needed to support implant placements. Some patients can be implanted and restored in a single surgery, in a procedure called "immediate function" and "teeth in an hour". The single implant procedure involves an incision and "flapping" of the gum. Multiple implants can be installed in a single surgical session. At the conclusion, the patient recovers, returns to consciousness and is sent home with a relative or friend.

Unlike dentures, which can be removed, the advanced cosmetic dentistry team at Forever Teeth located in midtown Manhattan, can make dental implants that are permanently anchored into the jaw itself. The American Dental Association considers both the endosteal and the subperiosteal implants to be acceptable. An important factor for selection is to determine whether you have experienced any jawbone deterioration. You are a good candidate for dental implants if you have jawbone ridges that are in good shape and healthy oral tissue. When the implant device is inserted into the jaw, a chemical and mechanical bond is formed. The jawbone actually grows into the implant. With dental implants you get a perfect fit, and they will look and feel as good as or better than your original teeth.

Dental implant success is related to quality and quantity of bone available as well as the patient's oral health. Various studies have found the 10 year success rate of implants to be between 90 and 95%. However, patients who smoke experience significantly poorer success rates.


"What are Some Dental Care Implant Options for a Missing Tooth?"

When a tooth is missing, the resulting gap will allow nearby teeth to tilt or drift from their normal position, and the teeth above the gap will move downward. Aside from the obvious cosmetic problem, the changed positions of these teeth can lead to severe bite problems causing jaw pain and headaches. Missing teeth should be replaced to keep other teeth in their normal position. This can be done with a fixed bridge or a dental implant. Both of these treatments offer a good functional and cosmetic result.

"What is a Dental Implant?"

A dental implant is a titanium metal replacement for a root of a tooth that is surgically implanted in the jawbone. The bone around the implant fuses as the body heals from surgery. After the healing phase is complete, the implants are used to anchor crowns, bridges, or dentures.

"What is the Process of Getting Dental Implants?"

The New York smile makeover specialists at Forever Teeth located in Midtown Manhattan begin with a thorough evaluation of the patient's medical and dental history, and a full clinical examination of the entire mouth and missing tooth area. The clinical exam also includes specific x-rays. After assessing the patient, a comprehensive treatment plan can be devised. From that point, implants are surgically placed in the jawbone under local anesthesia. The length of the healing time is based on the quality and quantity of bone, as well as the type of implant installed.

"What number of dental implants can be placed?"

Dr. Chernin, a cosmetic dentist in New York, rule-of-thumb is to place one implant for each tooth needing to be replaced. Another important factor includes the quality and quantity of the patient's bone. Placing enough implants to restore teeth is vitally important to the long-term success of the restoration. The most costly mistake many patients' make is choosing not to place enough implants to properly support the new teeth.

"What can be done for a single missing tooth?"

In the case of a single missing tooth, a dental implant can be placed in the jawbone area of the missing tooth. The implant will serve as a replacement for a tooth root and an individual crown. The total apparatus is referred to as a single-tooth implant crown. Once in place, the implant crown will look, feel, and function like a natural tooth. They are cleaned and flossed just like natural teeth, and best of all, they do not require any special tools to clean around them like bridges. Although dental implants will not decay, they require maintaining impeccable oral health.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

One of the first things people notice about you is your smile. Studies have shown that a person's appearance has a strong effect on their social and career success. Your teeth's appearance has a dramatic effect on your attractiveness to others and your own self-image and self-esteem. If your teeth are chipped, stained, or crooked you are hiding the real you. A beautiful smile can brighten your life both professionally and socially. Isn't it time for a smile make over?

Imagine coming in for a single appointment and emerging with the smile you've always wanted without the pain, strain, and time away from your busy life. Technological advancements in natural-looking, tooth-colored dental materials make today's cosmetic dental treatments more durable and predictable than ever before. Cosmetic dental procedures at the midtown Manhattan cosmetic dentistry offices of Forever Teeth have become more common, less invasive, and more effective in correcting deformities and cosmetic dental problems. Dr. Chernin, a New York cosmetic dentist offers many options for people who are unhappy with their smile. The results are immediate and dramatic. Ugly teeth are no longer a matter of fate.

What is Tooth Reshaping?"

Tooth reshaping also known as contouring is one of a few instant treatments now available in cosmetic dentistry. Dental reshaping and contouring is a cosmetic procedure to correct crooked teeth, chipped teeth, cracked teeth or even overlapping teeth in just one session. The dental contouring can even be a substitute for braces under certain circumstances. It is also a procedure of subtle changes that can result in beautiful smiles, with little to no discomfort.

"What is Enamel Shaping?"

Enamel shaping is a cosmetic procedure that removes parts of the contouring enamel to improve the appearance of the tooth. Dr. Chernin, a New York cosmetic dentist, uses enamel shaping to correct very small chips.

"What is Full Mouth Reconstruction?"

Full mouth reconstruction is a necessary cosmetic procedure used to correct functional problems with a patients bite, muscles, teeth and bone structure. If you are a candidate for full mouth reconstruction Dr. Chernin, a licensed dentist in New York and her staff at the midtown Manhattan cosmetic care offices of Forever Teeth, can provide you with durable, functional and clinically sound treatments that produce natural cosmetic results.

"What is a Full Smile Makeover?"

A full smile makeover using advanced cosmetic dentistry includes a comprehensive assessment of your smile esthetics in order to improve its overall appearance. Typically one or more dental cosmetic procedures, such as porcelain laminates, dental implants, gingival sculpting and teeth whitening, will be required for both the upper and lower arches in order for patients to achieve beautiful smiles.

"What are Inlays and Onlays?"

Inlays and onlays also known as indirect fillings are made from porcelain or composite materials. They are a long-lasting cosmetic procedure that provides a "filling" to teeth with tooth decay or similar structural damage. Whereas dental fillings are molded into place within the mouth during a dental visit, inlays and onlays are created in a dental laboratory before being fitted and adhesively bonded into place by Dr. Chernin, a licensed dentist in New York.

"What is a Gum Lift?"

A gum lift is a dental cosmetic procedure that raises and sculpts the gum line. The procedure involves reshaping the tissue and/or underlying bones to create the appearance of longer or more symmetrical teeth.

"What is a Dental Bridge?"

A dental bridge is part of a tooth extraction care cosmetic procedure used to replace one or more missing teeth. A fixed bridge is fused between two porcelain crowns that are attached to healthy teeth on either side of the false tooth. Fixed bridges cannot be taken out of your mouth as you might do with removable partial dentures. In areas of your mouth that are under less stress, such as your front teeth, a cantilever bridge can be used. Cantilever bridges are used when there are teeth on only one side of the open space. Bridges can reduce your risk of gum disease, help correct some bite issues and even improve your speech. Bridges require your commitment to serious oral health, but can last as much as ten years or more.

"Can Teeth Whitening Help My Smile?"

A dazzling smile isn't just for celebrities anymore. Many people today have teeth that are often stained from smoking, food, coffee, and tea, red wine or general poor oral hygiene. Dr. Chernin, a cosmetic dentist in New York and the midtown Manhattan dental care staff at Forever Teeth can treat discolored, stained or aging teeth with our state-of-the-art whitening process. This cosmetic procedure can be completed in just over an hour in our office, or you can choose an at-home treatment. Teeth whitening involve the placement of a bleaching solution on the teeth to eliminate stains and discoloration. The solution is held in place by a custom-made, see-through tray that fits over the teeth – much like a mouthpiece worn by a professional boxer. Bleaching is a safe, effective and relatively easy means of producing a natural white teeth smile. Two bleaching methods are available at Forever Teeth, our New York smile makeover dental services center: Power Bleaching with a Laser, done at our midtown Manhattan office, and an At-Home-Bleaching, which provides for home use. The At-Home-Bleaching we provide should not be confused with over-the-counter bleaching products available in your local drug stores. Our products are much stronger and show results much faster. Sensitive teeth, or those that are chipped, eroded or weakened by cavities, need to be repaired or protected before they are bleached.

"Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me?"

Think of porcelain veneers as a manicure for your smile. When teeth require significant changes in their shape or contour, veneers may be the answer. Small or misshapen teeth can be built up to regain a more natural appearance, gaps between teeth can be closed and teeth that are too short can be lengthened. They can disguise teeth discoloration such as tetracycline, an antibiotic given to women in the 60’s and 70’s during pregnancy, which has been known to stain or discolor teeth. Porcelain veneers can also be used to correct teeth that have been worn from clenching and grinding. At Forever Teeth we can use porcelain veneers to change the shape and color of a single tooth or, if necessary, revamp an entire smile.

Veneers are ultra-thin shells of porcelain that are custom-made and bonded over your natural teeth. Dr. Chernin, a licensed dentist in New York and the midtown Manhattan dental care staff at Forever Teeth can change the shape, color and length of your teeth within just two visits. At the first appointment, your teeth are prepared and an impression is made of them. Temporary veneers are made out of plastic and placed on your teeth. They are used to protect your teeth while the real porcelain veneer is being fabricated. The temporary veneers also allow you to evaluate the look and feel so that any desired changes can be incorporated into the permanent version of the veneers. At the second appointment, Dr. Chernin will remove the temporary veneers and bond the porcelain veneer to your teeth. Dental cement is applied between the dental veneers and tooth. Although they are thin, a porcelain veneer is much stronger than the composite veneer and considerably more durable and stain-resistant than bonding. The result is beautiful smiles and long lasting healthy teeth. You’ll wonder why you waited so long.

"What to Expect with Composite Veneers?"

Composite veneers can be done within one appointment. Dr. Chernin, a cosmetic dentist in New York, actually makes the composite veneer directly on the prepared tooth. The composite veneer is then smoothed and polished to look like your natural teeth. Since it takes only one appointment, patients can have brand new beautiful smiles the same day. A disadvantage of composite veneers is they are not as strong as their porcelain counterparts and therefore are more prone to fracture. Additionally, the color is not as stable as porcelain veneers. Over time the composite veneers may get darker or even turn yellow.

"What is the Composition of Porcelain Dental Crowns?"

When the size of a “filling” exceeds a certain proportion of the tooth, it must be replaced with a “cap” also called a “crown”. Porcelain crowns serve two important functions. It restores the appearance of your teeth and your face. If your tooth is severely decayed or cracked, Dr. Chernin, a licensed dentist in New York, will need to restore it prior to preparing a crown. Teeth also support the muscles in our faces, so anything less than a full tooth may affect the way you look. A crown will be the same size and shape as the natural tooth. As a result, it will keep your jaw and bite aligned. It will also make sure that other teeth don’t shift locations or take on a greater share of the work of biting and chewing.

At the New York cosmetic dental care offices of Forever Teeth our dental crowns are most often made of gold or porcelain. Some people prefer not to use gold because it stands out from the other teeth in appearance. Crowns can also be made of stainless steel, but those crowns are often temporary and not designed for long-term wear. Porcelain crowns are usually built on a metal base, which fits snugly over the natural tooth. Porcelain crowns are so carefully matched in color; they cannot be distinguished from your natural healthy teeth. Many people choose porcelain crowns for their cosmetic appearance and the confidence of a beautiful smile. New materials are now available that allow the use of “all-ceramic” crowns, which reflect light and give a beautiful life-like appearance with a natural healthy glow.

Once your crown is in place, make sure the area is brushed well and that you floss below the gum line. While the crown protects your remaining tooth from further decay, you must protect the base of the crown from bacterial growth, gum disease and jaw bone deterioration. Regular brushing and flossing as you would your natural teeth will ensure that your crown will be part of your continued oral health for years to come.

"How Long do Dental Implants Last?"

Implants are artificial tooth root replacements that are used as a part of a dental prosthetic that are permanently anchored into the jaw in order to compensate for tooth loss. Often the result is not only an enhanced smile, but also a more youthful appearance, since the missing teeth cause the face to drop, making you look older. To qualify for dental implants the patient will need healthy oral tissues and can not have jaw bone deterioration along the ridges. If you are suffering from tooth loss, talk with Dr. Chernin at her New York cosmetic dental care office in midtown Manhattan about whether implants are an option for you.

"What is Dental Bonding?"

Bonding is a dental cosmetic procedure whereby an enamel-like composite material is applied to a tooth’s surface, sculpted into shape, contoured and hardened with a high-intensity light and then polished. The result is a restoration that blends invisibly with the remainder of the surrounding tooth structure and the rest of your natural teeth to create healthy beautiful smiles and improve oral health. Chipped, broken, discolored or decayed teeth can be repaired using this composite bonding procedure. Dr. Chernin a licensed dentist in New York uses dental bonding to sculpt individual teeth with a special tooth-like material that looks acts and feels like the real thing. Dental bonding is an affordable, quick and painless way to repair many cosmetic flaws or injuries.

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15% Discount for College Students

Dr. Chernin and the staff at Forever Teeth invite any college student to make an appointment and receive 15% off all dental procedures. 


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New Patient Offer

Dr. Chernin and the staff at Forever Teeth invite all new patients to complete initial exam including:

  • 4 Check-up X-Rays
  • Cleaning
  • Personal Consultation


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Refer A Friend

Dr. Chernin and the staff at Forever Teeth invite yuo to refer-a-friend and you both receive $50 off. 


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Bride To Be Special

Dr. Chernin and the staff at Forever Teeth invite you to celebrate your big day with a 15% discount off any dental procedure including any cosmetic work. Plus an extra 15% off our bleeching special. 

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Before & After Images

 Would you like to see our work? These before and after pictures are actual cases performed by Dr. Chernin. There are absolutely no stock photos shown.


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Our Office

Visit our office near Lexington and Park Avenue. Our office is conveniently located near traings R, Q, N, 4, 5, and 6. 

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