The office of Dr. Matthew Maley and staff are pleased to offer the following services:
We offer several types of teeth whitening methods for patients looking to brighten and whiten their smile. Teeth whitening is essentially a bleaching process used to eliminate stains and discolorations caused by antibiotics, coffee, tea, soda, smoking or natural aging of tooth enamel.
Implants are a permanent and very reliable option for tooth replacement. Implants are artificial teeth held in place by metal posts or anchors secured to the jawbone below the gum line. Dental implants look like real teeth. They are a great option for replacing teeth lost due to accidents, tooth decay and/or birth defects.
Veneers are an effective solution to improve the appearance of your teeth. Utilizing materials such as ceramic, porcelain or composite resin material, veneers require very little reduction of tooth structure. Veneers will improve misaligned teeth, fill gaps and spaces, hide chips and cracks, and even sculpt crooked, unattractive teeth into a very natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing smile.
Natural Color Fillings
Composite resins or tooth-colored porcelain material can be used to treat damaged or decayed teeth. Natural-looking fillings are frequently used to replace old metal (amalgam) fillings. These composites are strong, blend perfectly with your teeth and have shown to preserve more of the original tooth structure.
Composite bonding is another restorative procedure for repairing cracked, damaged or chipped teeth. Bonding is the general term to describe how our dentist attaches composite material to teeth. Bonding resin can be layered and used to fill in or cover defects in teeth. It is minimally invasive and painless.
Crowns help restore tooth function and can be made in gold, non-metal porcelain, or a combination of both. These materials are durable and are an ideal way to restore damaged or badly decayed teeth. Once the tooth is prepared, an impression is taken, sent to a laboratory and then the final crown is cemented to the tooth. Bridges, made of the same materials can replace one or more missing teeth. An adhesive anchors a bridge to adjacent teeth.
We can help to alleviate the anxieties and nervousness that some patients anticipate. We want your experience with the dentist to be a pleasant one. Depending on your perceived level of stress, we can safely administer laughing gas (nitrous oxide), to help minimize any fear.
Periodontal Therapy/Soft Tissue Management Program
We recommend proper home care together with regular in-office cleanings and early diagnosis to help prevent periodontal disease. Our dentist first makes an evaluation of any gum disease present then advises treatment. Periodontal therapy ranges from root planing to bone and tissue grafting.
When decay has greatly damaged a tooth, a root canal offers an alternative to tooth extraction. The procedure involves cleaning away infection and disease from the inner area of the tooth (the pulp), reshaping the tooth’s root canals, filling it with a dental material, and finally covering it with a crown.
These are removable appliances for replacement of missing teeth. They are made of a durable acrylic resin fused to a metal base. Partials and dentures are uniquely customized to fit each patient. A partial denture is used to fill gaps between missing teeth, while full dentures will replace all teeth. Over time, dentures will require some periodic adjustment.
An extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent tooth restoration. In our office, extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed, as are extractions of some permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.
Dental sealants are a simple treatment involving the application of a plastic material to the biting surfaces of teeth, for the intended purpose of preventing dental caries (cavities).