If you’ve ever been self-conscious about the appearance of your smile, Mapleridge Children & Adult Dentistry is here to help! As the leading cosmetic dental practice serving Liverpool, NY and the surrounding areas, we offer professional cosmetic dental services to patients of all ages. Whether you’re looking to restore a badly decayed and damaged smile with missing teeth or just want to fix a few minor imperfections, you’ll find that we have a cosmetic solution that’s perfect for you. Here are some of the treatments we provide to help our patients stop hiding their smiles!
While some foods will cause your teeth to become stained, teeth also naturally fade and become discolored over time. If you find that your smile doesn’t have quite the luster that it used to have, a professional teeth whitening could restore it to its former radiance. Your local Liverpool, NY cosmetic dentist offers effective teeth whitening methods that you can’t get at your local store to brighten your stained or discolored teeth.
Our procedure uses a custom-tray that we create using an impression of your teeth. We’ll then 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 are thin shells made from porcelain that can be placed over the front of your natural teeth to restore their appearance and correct imperfections. These shells are custom made, so they fit perfectly on your teeth and provide a completely natural look.
Before you get dental veneers, a small amount of your tooth enamel will need to be removed in order for the veneers to fit comfortably on your teeth. The veneers are bonded to your teeth, ensuring that they stay secured in place for a strong, perfect looking smile. Some of the cosmetic issues that veneers can be used to treat include:
Dental crowns are custom made caps that are placed over the natural tooth. They are typically used to restore teeth that have been damaged by decay or other means, covering up the imperfections for a natural, complete looking smile, while also protecting the weakened tooth.
The process of getting a dental crown usually takes two visits to your dentist. The first visit consists of reshaping the parts of your tooth that have been damaged, creating a structure that will be able to support the new crown. You will be given a temporary crown to wear until your next visit, while we create your custom crown that is designed to fit comfortably and match the color of your natural teeth. At your second visit, your permanent crown will be cemented to your teeth, and you’ll finally have that complete smile again.
As your trusted Liverpool, NY cosmetic dentist, we offer several different types of crowns in order to best suit your needs. These include:
Dental bridges are a common tooth replacement option, using a custom-made appliance that will bridge the gap between teeth where one or more are missing. The bridge will be bonded onto your surrounding teeth for support, ensuring that the appliance is secured in place for a long-lasting, complete smile. Since the bridge relies on the foundation of your other teeth, it’s important to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Bridges can be made of a variety of different materials, including the following:
Inlays and onlays are indirect teeth restorations that are designed to treat mild to moderate levels of tooth decay, for a healthier, more radiant looking smile. Typically, your dentist will use them 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 are a very versatile treatment option, since 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.
After your dentist takes a mold of the teeth that need restoration, the inlays and onlays are custom made to fit comfortably on your teeth. Inlays are designed to contour your tooth’s biting surface, while onlays cover either a small portion or the entire chewing surface of your tooth. Both types can be made from:
Dr. Saini and her professional team proudly craft beautiful smiles for patients of all ages throughout Liverpool, NY and the surrounding areas. Our cosmetic dentistry services can work for you, too! To find out how, just give us a call at (315) 453-2084, or reach out to us at our contact page. If you have any questions or concerns related to general or cosmetic dental services, or would like to explore your treatment options, we encourage you to schedule an appointment today. We can’t wait to help you obtain the smile of your dreams!