Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

When it comes to finding a cosmetic dentist in or around Liverpool, NY, Mapleridge Children & Adult Dentistry is here to help give you a smile that you’ll never be afraid to share with others. Whether you’re looking to restore a badly decayed and damaged smile with missing teeth or you’re just looking to fix a few minor imperfections, you’ll find that we have a cosmetic dentistry solution that’s perfect for you. We’re proud to offer a large selection of cosmetic dentistry procedures that include the following.

Teeth Whitening

Over time, your teeth will fade. From poor oral hygiene to illnesses to even the foods and beverages you consume, you’ll find that your smile doesn’t have quite the luster that it used to have. However, there’s still a way to reverse that. By coming in to visit your Liverpool, NY cosmetic dentist, we can utilize teeth whitening to brighten your stained or discolored teeth. Our procedure uses a custom-tray that we create using an impression of your teeth.

We’ll provide you with a whitening gel that you’ll place in the tray and then put in your mouth over the course of a few days. After the process is finished, you’ll find that you have a whiter and brighter smile!

Dental Veneers

Veneers are thin and customized porcelain shells that are placed on the fronts of your teeth to restore your teeth’s appearance and correct imperfections. During the procedure, you’ll need to have a bit of your tooth’s structure removed from the front of your teeth.

After that, the veneer will be placed over the spot where the tooth’s structure was removed and it will be bonded to the tooth, creating a more beautiful smile for you. Some of the cosmetic issues that veneers can be used to treat include:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Teeth with gaps between them

Crowns

A crown is essentially a cap for a tooth, surrounding the natural tooth structure and restoring its size and shape. They’re used to protect and strengthen any weakened tooth that can’t be restored using fillings or other restorative methods. The process will typically take two visits. On the first visit, you’ll need to have your tooth reshaped and parts of your tooth structure removed so that the crown will be able to fit over the remaining part of your tooth. We’ll take an impression of your tooth and then give you a temporary crown to wear until your next visit with us. Before your second visit, we’ll have used the impression we took of your tooth to create a customized and perfectly fit crown for your tooth. When you next arrive, we’ll replace your temporary crown with the permanent one and cement it to your teeth.

As your trusted Liverpool, NY cosmetic dentist, we offer several different types of crowns in order to best suit your needs. These include:

  • Porcelain
  • Porcelain fused to metal
  • Zirconia
  • Full gold crown

Bridges

A bridge is used to replace missing teeth. As its name suggests, a bridge will essentially bridge the gap of a spot where there’s a missing tooth or missing teeth. Bridges will be bonded onto your surrounding teeth for support.

The strength of the bridge will rely on its foundation (the other teeth), so it’s important to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Bridges can be made of a variety of different materials, including the following:

  • Gold
  • Alloys
  • Porcelain
  • A combination of the above

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are indirect restorations that can treat mild to moderate levels of tooth decay.

They’re used as an alternative to fillings because they help treat a tooth without removing or even disturbing the complete structure, which can cause less trauma to dental tissues. They can even be used to restore cracked or fractured teeth if the damage isn’t extensive enough to the point that it needs a crown instead.

While inlays are small restorations that fit within the contours of the tooth’s biting surface, onlays will cover a portion or even the entire chewing surface. Both types are made of porcelain, gold, or composite resin.

Contact Your Liverpool, NY
Cosmetic Dentist Today!

If you’re interested in any of our cosmetic dentistry procedures, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us by giving us a call at (315) 453-2084. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments. We can’t wait to help you achieve an even more beautiful smile