Maple Leaf Dental provide a wide range of cosmetic dentistry to ensure that your smile stays beautiful. In addition to aesthetic treatments such as Zoom in chair laser whitening, we also provide advanced restorative treatments such as All On 4 implants and white fillings.
Dental veneers can be made of either porcelain or composite and are bonded over the Labial surface of the tooth to correct a number of cosmetic issues. Whilst composite veneers are generally about half the cost of porcelain veneers, they are far less resistant to staining and prone to chipping. In fact composite veneers often require replacing after just four years.
In contrast, the high quality Nobel Procera® and Emax® porcelain veneers that we use can last up to twenty five years, making them a much more cost effective solution in the long term. Porcelain veneers have excellent stain resistance and require very little maintenance.
Unlike cosmetic crowns, which can require the removal of large amounts of healthy enamel, veneers require only minimal tooth preparation.
Veneers can be used to treat the following cosmetic issues:
- Small gaps between teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Worn or mottled enamel
- Minor alignment corrections
Cosmetic Veneer Procedure
Veneer treatment generally requires three appointments. During the first appointment we will assess your requirements, take dental impressions, and discuss how you would like your teeth to look. The dental impressions will be used by our lab to make your bespoke veneers. We can also provide a wax model to show you how your teeth will look with the proposed veneers in place upon request. During the second appointment we will carry out tooth preparation and fit temporary veneers, these will be replaced with your permanent veneers at the third appointment.
White or tooth-coloured fillings are available for both front and back teeth. They are made of a composite resin and bonded to the teeth in a technique sensitive process, the most recent materials mimic the natural teeth’s translucency and shade, they really are life like. White fillings can replace old metal amalgam fillings, and can also offer support to a weakened tooth.
White fillings can be placed in the dental surgery, however some situations require a stronger white filling to be fabricated at a dental laboratory. This indirect approach would take more than one visit to the surgery, these fillings are often referred to as an onlay or inlay, and can be made from composite resin or porcelain.
Unlike dental veneers which only cover the front facing labial Surface of the tooth, cosmetic crowns encase the entire tooth. Because crowns require the removal of large amounts of enamel, they are usually used only where the strength of the original tooth has been compromised. Cosmetic crowns can also be attached to implants to replace missing teeth. Modern cosmetic crowns offer excellent aesthetics and are often indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Zoom In Chair Laser Whitening
Does your smile lack dazzle? Our professional laser whitening service is available for just £395. This service includes a home whitening kit, dental impressions, and custom tray manufacture. Replacement trays are also available from £50. We prefer customers to pick up their trays in person from our surgery in Harrogate, this allows us to ensure a perfect fit and make any required adjustments at the time of collection.
Invisalign uses a series of clear orthodontic aligners to gently straighten your teeth. Accurate models and photos of your teeth are scanned into the computor and a powerful program creates your ideal smile. A series of clear almost invisable gumshields are created to gently straighten your teeth, each aligner is worn for up to 20 hours per day for 1-2 weeks. The aligners are removable for cleaning and eating.
Treatment can take from 6-18 months depending on the degree of tooth movement required.