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Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished you could correct a few tooth-related issues? Cosmetic dentistry services offered in Wayne, NJ, Dr. Maldonado of Valley Dental Arts can help you makeover your smile.

Cosmetic dentistry services and treatments improve the function and appearance of your smile. If you've lost a tooth, want to change the appearance of a few teeth, or need to strengthen or restore a damaged tooth, one of these choices may be right for you:

Dental Implants: Restoring missing teeth with dental implants offers a long-term tooth loss solution. Small titanium posts implanted in your jawbone bond to the bone, becoming a permanent part of your jaw. The posts act as roots for your new teeth and are topped with dental crowns to complete the restoration of your missing teeth.

Bonding: If you have chipped or cracked teeth your dentist may recommend this treatment. Using a dental bonding material, your dentist will fill and reshape your damaged teeth. 

Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening is an excellent option if your teeth have become dull and stained. Whitening can lighten teeth by three to eight shades and lasts for several years.

Veneers: Veneers offer a simple, yet ingenious, way to conceal tooth imperfections. Thin tooth-shaped shells cemented to the fronts of your teeth hide chips, cracks, discolorations, uneven surfaces, and other flaws. Veneers can also change the shape of teeth, add length to short teeth, close gaps, or whiten all of your teeth.

Renew your smile with cosmetic dentistry in Wayne, NJ, Call Dr. Maldonado of Valley Dental Arts at (973) 694-9080 to schedule your appointment.

By Valley Dental Arts
December 15, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Family Dentist  

A proper oral hygiene routine should start at a young age and can help build strong habits in your child. Taking care of your child’s smile starts before their first tooth even appears and is important to setting up their future and keeping their teeth healthy for years. Dr. Ambrosio and Dr. Maldonado, your family dentists at Valley Dental Arts in Wayne, NJ, can explain the importance of oral care in children and how you can start your children on the path to a healthy smile.

Caring for Your Child’s Smile

Caring for your child’s smile starts before their first tooth even emerges. You should start by gently cleaning their gums with a washcloth. This helps keep their gums free of bacteria and starts your child on the road to a healthy smile. Once their first tooth emerges, you can take them for their first dental visit with your family dentist in Wayne, NJ. This helps get your child used to visiting the dentist and will keep them comfortable in the future.

As your child starts to develop more teeth, you can start having them brush without toothpaste and eventually move to a fluoride toothpaste once they’re old enough. You should be sure that your child is brushing twice a day and then flossing once a day. Starting these habits young helps encourage them to keep good habits throughout their life. You should also be bringing your child for regular checkups and cleanings every six months. This helps keep your child’s smile free of disease or decay and keeps their smile healthy and intact.

Contact Your Dentist Today!

Starting your child’s oral hygiene routine at a young age is the best way to set them up for success. Contact Dr. Ambrosio and Dr. Maldonado, your family dentists at Valley Dental Arts in Wayne, NJ, to learn more about how you can keep your child’s smile healthy! Call for more information and to schedule an appointment at (973) 694-9080.

By Valley Dental Arts
August 24, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Did you know you could get a dental crown in Wayne, NJ, in just one dental appointment or the next day?

If you’ve had to get a dental crown in the past then you probably came into the office multiple times for treatment. For someone with a busy schedule, the idea of having to schedule several dental visits just to get one dental crown can feel rather frustrating. With incredible advancements in dental technology, your dentists Dr. Maria Ambrosio and Dr. Wilson Maldonado can design, fabricate, and fit your crown in only one visit.

What are same-day crowns or next-day crowns?

Using state-of-the-art CAD/CAM technology, we are able to craft beautiful, natural-looking ceramic crowns in only one visit. This technology also promises a crown that fits more precisely and offers superior aesthetics comparable to natural teeth.

How do E4D CAD/CAM crowns work?

Instead of fussing with messy molds, we now use a handheld camera that can take 3D images of your tooth quickly and effectively, and then upload them to our computer. From there we use our CAD software to design a crown that will give you the best shape and color to match the rest of your smile. Using this computerized camera over traditional molds to create impressions of your smile will offer more precise measurements, which also means a better-fitting crown.

After we design your crown, the information is directed from our computer to a milling station that will chisel out your restoration. Once this is done, we will fit you with your new same-day/next-day dental crown. This whole process only takes about 1.5 hours and it’s all done from the comfort of our practice.

Are same-day/next-day crowns in Wayne, NJ, right for me?

Our E4D crowns are a great way to fix a patient’s damaged tooth. If you have a weak or damaged tooth, we can often restore it with a same-day/next-day crown. They offer the same fit, function, and esthetics as traditional crowns, but are provided in a shorter amount of time so you can have a restored smile faster. Our dental team can examine your smile during your consultation and determine if same-day crowns are right for you.

If you are dealing with a cracked or damaged tooth, same-day dental crowns could restore your smile quickly and effectively. To find out if you’re an ideal candidate for same-day dental crowns, call Dr. Ambrosio and Dr. Maldonado of Valley Dental Arts in Wayne, NJ, today at (973) 694-9080.

By Valley Dental Arts
April 26, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Family Dentist   Dentist  

Your Wayne, NJ, family dentists, Dr. Maria Ambrosio and Dr. Wilson Maldonado of Valley Dental Arts, offer the services and treatments you need for good oral health. When you see a family dentist, you will enjoy these five benefits.

Healthier Teeth and Gums

Regular cleanings and checkups help you reduce your risk of cavities and gum disease and ensure that you receive prompt treatment for dental issues.

Care for the Entire Family

Your family dentists offer care for everyone in your family, from children to senior citizens. They understand the issues that can affect your jaw, teeth, and gums throughout your life and offer a variety of treatments.

If your family members see different dentists, you are probably tired of taking time off for multiple dental appointments. When your entire family visits the same dentists, you can schedule convenient group checkups when possible.

Treatment for a Range of Dental Problems

In addition to filling teeth, family dentists also treat gum disease and help your kids reduce their tooth decay risk with sealants and fluoride treatments. Have you lost teeth? Your dentist can restore your missing teeth with dentures, bridges, or dental implants.

Family dentists offer the latest dental technology, like same-day crowns to strengthen, restore or enhance teeth. Your new crown is created in the Wayne, NJ, dental office while you wait or come back the next day.

Your dentist also provides treatments that improve your appearance, including teeth whitening, bonding, and veneers, thin shells that conceal flaws on the fronts of teeth.

Friendly, Compassionate Care

Family dentists understand that young children may feel a little frightened during visits and strive to make appointments positive and pleasant. They are just as sensitive to the needs of teens and adults who struggle with dental visits due to dental phobia. If you have put off visits to the dentist, sedation dentistry may be the perfect solution for you. Whether you opt for oral, inhaled, or intravenous (IV) sedation, you will feel perfectly calm and relaxed during your visit.

Emergency Treatment

Did you know that family dentists offer treatment for dental emergencies? They are the people to call if an injury knocks out or loosens a tooth or you break a tooth. Family dentists also provide emergency treatment for any painful abscesses or related discomfort.

Whether you need a checkup or you have a painful toothache, your Wayne, NJ, family dentists are here to help. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Ambrosio and Dr. Maldonado of Valley Dental Arts by calling (973) 694-9080.

By Valley Dental Arts
January 19, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Your smile is often the first impression you put out onto the world, caring about its appearance is only natural. Your Wayne, NJ, dental specialists offer a variety of treatments that will return function to damaged or diseased teeth, but just as important is having teeth that will look natural and healthy. To learn more about their cosmetic dentistry offerings, get in contact with Dr. Maria Ambrosio and Dr. Wilson Maldonado of Valley Dental Arts.

Teeth Whitening

If you simply wish for a smile that's brighter, whiter, and is sure to catch the eye, then a professional teeth whitening may be all you need. Whether in the office or with take-home trays, you will be able to make your teeth multiple shades whiter, and in a much safer way, than with over the counter products.

Bonding and Tooth-Colored Fillings

For teeth with small chips or cracks, composite bonding can recreate their natural shape. This compound is also often used for fillings that will not stand out and will look just like they're part of teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

If you have teeth with a variety of concerns that you wish to address with one treatment, then porcelain veneers may be your solution. They can provide you with a full smile makeover with a relatively little reshaping of your teeth. Veneers are thin but very durable porcelain caps that are bonded directly to your teeth, giving your smile a brand new look.

Dental Implants

Of all the available treatments dental implants are the most durable. The implant itself is a titanium post that is permanently attached to the bone in your jaw. Onto the implant, a crown is attached which will give you a tooth as secure as your natural ones, and that will definitely look the part. Dental implants can replace a single tooth, without impacting their neighbors, unlike bridgework. But they can also function to replace multiple teeth, even full dentures.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Wayne, NJ

The right treatment for you will depend heavily on your expectations and your dental health and health habits. Some procedures cannot be performed if you're a smoker, or without first addressing problems like decay or gum disease.

So don't waste any more time wishing for a perfect smile, take the first step toward it, make an appointment today. Call Dr. Ambrosio and Dr. Maldonado of Valley Dental Arts in Wayne, NJ, by dialing (973) 694-9080.

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