We have the latest techniques for whitening in our office. Whitening your teeth is a safe and economical way to brighten your smile and boost your confidence. As we get older our teeth are exposed to staining foods and drinks. The teeth may be perfectly healthy but they just don’t look as appealing as they could.
Our commitment to caring for every aspect of your oral health includes those that might impact self-esteem. Whitening your teeth is a fast and easy way to reduce the appearance of aging and restore confidence in your smile. The most effective and long-lasting professional whitening treatment is a 2 weeks process using comfortable custom trays made in our office for an hour a day. Our process provides predictable results with the greatest protection from damage to teeth and gums. “One Hour” whitening treatments that promise instant results do not truly whiten your teeth. They dehydrate them for a period of 3 days and then your teeth will return to their original shade. Our whitening system brightens your teeth several shades and it lasts. You are able to keep the custom trays and do occasional touch-ups and short treatments every 6 months to a year to maintain your bright smile. The whitening refills for your custom trays are affordable and available in our office. The whitening solutions we use are the perfect way to reduce and remove discoloration caused by coffee, tea, red wine, and other staining foods and drinks.
Veneers are a restorative option that can fix your teeth’s size, shape, color, and spacing issues while improving the look and feel of your smile. Veneers are made of thin but durable porcelain, ceramic or composite tooth-shaped covers that adhere to the front surface of your teeth. Creating and placing veneers can usually be achieved in a couple of visits. At your first appointment with Maplewood Dental Arts, we will consult with you about the goals you have for your smile. Teeth are prepped for the veneers by removing some enamel and buffing the surface. We can then create an impression of your teeth and choose the color. Temporary veneers are provided while your permanent veneers are made.
Veneers can last up to 20 years or more if cared for properly. At your final appointment, we will give you instructions on how to best care for and maintain your beautiful new smile.
A crown is an excellent way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance. Crowns are also be used to attach bridges, protect a weak tooth from breaking, or restore one that’s already broken.
Composite resins or tooth-colored fillings can be used for small to midsize fillings and they are suitable for front or back teeth. For patients who want their fillings look more natural, they are an ideal choice. Composites fillings do cost more than amalgam or metal fillings and they are occasionally not covered by some insurance plans. It generally takes a little longer for a composite filling because they require the tooth be kept clean and dry while the cavity is being filled. Composite fillings are now more common and popular than metal fillings most likely due to their aesthetic appeal.
Have your teeth been chipped and worn over time, or just always been misshaped and asymmetrical? If you are not happy with the way your teeth look bonding may offer an excellent solution. For many patients, it can help restore the natural look of your teeth. Bonding is a process to which we attach or “bond” materials directly to your tooth. Your natural tooth enamel and dentin are fused together with bonding materials such as porcelain and resins to create a strong and natural looking structure improving the look and the feel of your smile.