Botox gives real, noticeable results with no surgery or recovery time. There are many reasons why it has been chosen by millions of people and their doctors.
If you think that the lines between your brows make you look tired or unapproachable, Botox may be the right for you. Ask your doctor about this procedure to find out more.
Juvederm is a smooth gel filler that we use to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.
From smile lines to lip lines, you can smooth away unwanted wrinkles and restore natural contours. If you would like to learn more about the individual treatment areas just ask one of our professionals at Maple Park Dental!
Clear Correct is the clear and simple alternative to braces. It’s a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth as you wear them.
Each aligner moves your teeth just a little bit at a time. It’s practically invisible, so most people won’t even know you’re in treatment. It fits you perfectly, so it’s more comfortable than regular braces and it’s removable, so you can eat whatever you like and clean your teeth normally.
Invisalign involves a series of custom-made aligners created specifically for you. The aligners are made of smooth and comfortable plastic that you wear over your teeth. They are invisible and gradually shift your teeth into place based on the exact formula your doctor has designed for you.
No metal brackets, no wires. Simply pop in a new set of aligners every two weeks or so, until your treatment is complete. No one will notice you are straightening your teeth!
Six Month Smiles is a safe, effective and affordable cosmetic orthodontic solution.
The average treatment time is only six months. The clear brackets and tooth-colored wires are barely visible. Your appointments will be fast and comfortable. Six Month Smiles is typically less expensive than other treatments.
Veneers are a very good alternative to crowns in some situations. Veneers can also be used for cosmetic purposes, masking stained or damaged teeth.
Veneers are comprised of thin shells of porcelain or composite material and bonded to the front of your existing teeth, which your dentist has prepared. The procedure requires little or no anesthesia. Veneers will last many years, making it a smart way to improve your smile.
Do you have a special day in your future? Or perhaps, you just want to look your best every day?
Teeth whitening is a great way to brighten your smile by safely lightening the color of your teeth. The best way to do that is tooth bleaching, under your dentist’s supervision. It is not recommended that you try the over-the-counter products sold on TV or at the mall.
Tooth bleaching is successful in 90% of patients. For example, it works best on stained teeth but is less-effective on grayed by tetracycline use. It may not be recommended if you have very sensitive teeth or periodontal disease. However, consider whitening if your teeth have darkened from age, coffee, tea or smoking.
Crowns & Bridge
Crowns or caps cover the tooth to bring the tooth back to its normal shape and size. The crown is needed when a tooth is too broken down, has too many fillings or is cracked. Crowns are also helpful to provide support for the attachment of a bridge.
How does it work?
Your dentist will reduce the existing tooth so the crown can fit over it. Traditionally, impressions are made and sent to the lab. Your dentist will place a temporary crown on the tooth until your permanent crown has been made by the lab.
Crowns with CEREC
The traditional method described above entailed a minimum of two visits to the dentist. Now, crowns can be made in the office while you wait with our new CEREC machine.
Crown While You Wait
When your dentist recommends a crown, it usually means more than one visit to the dentist. On the first visit, your tooth is prepared, impressions are taken and a temporary crown is put on. Then, on the second visit, you get more anesthesia, the temporary is removed and the permanent crown is placed.
Now, thanks to incredible new technology, the whole procedure can be done in one visit. Now, beautiful and natural restorations can be done with half the hassle.
Dentures & Partials
A denture is a replacement for missing teeth and the tissues connected to those teeth.
It is made to fit comfortably and to look just like your natural gum tissue and teeth. Complete dentures take the place of all of your teeth, whereas partial dentures are made to fill the gap if you only want to replace missing teeth. Dentures and partials are not just for oldsters—they are for any patient of any age who have lost some or all of their teeth.
A dental implant is a metallic or ceramic artificial tooth root. It is carefully placed directly in your jawbone. The implant is placed in a strategic location where it can support a bridge. A combination of implants and bridgework can eliminate the need for dentures and gives the patient a natural and more comfortable set of teeth.
It can take up to 9 months to complete an implant, depending on the patient’s healing time. It is done in several steps:
- The dentist surgically anchors the implant into your jawbone and the gum is restored over the implant.
- The implant remains covered until it fuses with the bone.
- The dentist uncovers the implant and attaches a post to the implant.
- The dentist makes an artificial tooth that is attached to the implant post.
The success of the implant depends heavily on the patient’s oral care routine.
Simply put, a root canal is the point in the tip of your tooth’s root where the nerve joins up to the center of your tooth, also known as the pulp. Each tooth has anywhere from one to four root canals.
When the pulp becomes infected, that’s when you feel pain. The infection can be caused by a deep cavity or fracture and the pulp can die. The damage can cause an increase in blood flow and cellular activity and the pressure cannot be relieved from inside the tooth. Pain is felt when biting down or eating hot or cold things.
Without treatment, pain usually gets worse and you may even lose the tooth. Though extracting the tooth seems like a cheaper, easier alternative it can result in the rest of your teeth shifting to fill the space, which can cause a bad bite, headaches, broken teeth, and bridges. Instead, your dentist will recommend a root canal. A root canal is done to clean up the diseased portion of the pulp and rehabilitate the canal.
During any discussion about major dental treatment the question of sedation frequently comes up. Several levels of anesthesia are available.
Local anesthesia is done by injecting medication into the tissue or applying a topical medication to numb the tissue.
With minimal sedation, patients inhale nitrous oxide through a mask or may take a single dose of oral medication prescribed by the dentist. Under minimal sedation, a patient remains able to breathe on his/her own and may be able to respond to verbal commands. Minimal sedation may not be used on patients with respiratory problems or those with sensitivity to some drugs.
Moderate sedation is achieved using oral or intravenous (IV) drugs. The patient is awake and can respond to verbal commands. The patient under moderate sedation does not need help breathing.
Deep sedation or general anesthesia, is achieved by giving oral and/or injected medications, combined with gases. Patients under deep sedation are not easily awakened but might be able to respond to some stimulation. Breathing assistance is needed under general anesthesia. Procedures utilizing this method will be done in hospital.
For patients who need some extra help with anxiety, rest assured that we have a solution that will work for you.
Wisdom Teeth & Extractions
People have three permanent molars on each side, top and bottom. The last ones to develop are called the wisdom teeth because they tend to grow in at around age 17 to 21, considered to be the age at which people become wiser.
If they grow in properly, they are just as useful as the rest of your molars. However, this is not always the case.
Your wisdom teeth may not have enough room to break through the surface of your gums. Even if they partially emerge, you are at risk for increased bacteria growth in that region. Either way, your dentist will determine the status of your wisdom teeth through x-ray. If extraction is recommended, your dentist will spend time with you explaining the procedure and follow-up care in full.
Myobrace is a preventive pre-orthodontic treatment that focuses on addressing habits that are the underlying causes of crooked teeth. It’s the no-braces approach to straightening teeth.
Sleep Apnea Therapy
Sleep Apnea Therapy
Are you one of the 25 million Americans with Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Using a CPAP machine isn’t your only option to getting a restful sleep at night. A small, custom-made mouthpiece can help fix your breathing and give you a great night’s sleep.