• Porcelain Veneers & Crowns

  • BPA Free Fillings (Composite & Inlays/Onlays)

  • Invisalign

  • Dental Implants

  • Teeth Whitening

  • Teeth Cleaning

  • Root Canal

  • Gum Disease Treatment

Porcelain Veneers & Crowns

Porcelain Veneers & Crowns

What are Porcelain Crowns?

When it comes to the complete dental makeover, porcelain veneers and crowns are the ideal solution for long lasting and aesthetically pleasing teeth. Metal-free and BPA free veneers and crowns are not only more aesthetically pleasing but provide a biocompatible and safe environment for the patient. There are many structural and cosmetic tooth issues that would require veneer(s) or crown(s). Though many choose to have veneers crafted to enhance the cosmetic look of their teeth, there are many problems for which veneers/crowns may be the only long-term solution to protect or fix the tooth. Some examples of such problems are:
  • Chipped Teeth
  • Discolored Teeth (I.E. Tetracycline staining)
  • Congenital Diseases (I.E. Amelogenesis Imperfecta – No Enamel Formation)
  • Root Canal Treated Teeth
  • And many other situations
It can vary by patient, but properly cared for veneers and crowns can last for decades. Many patients get 10, 20, or even more years of use from their dental crowns.

What are Veneers?

Our front teeth are the most visible and most vulnerable teeth to chipping, cracking, and discoloration. Luckily, there is a simple solution meant especially for these delicate and highly-visible teeth: Dental Veneers. In addition to chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth, veneers can also be used to cosmetically fix any large gap in the front teeth or minor visible alignment issues. Dental veneers are made of a Porcelain Ceramic (Lithium DiSilicate), and are carefully bonded to the front of teeth in order to improve the overall appearance of the patient’s smile. Though affixing veneers is typically considered to be a cosmetic procedure, they do provide the benefit of additional stability. The cost of these procedures may vary depending on individual needs.

Available Doctors

Dr. Dmitry Malayev DDS

Cosmetic Dentist

BPA Free Fillings (Composite & Inlays/Onlays)

BPA Free Fillings, (Composite & Inlays/Onlays)

What are BPA Free Fillings?

Different types of cavities require different types of fillings. Dr. Malayev is proud to offer BPA free fillings as well as lab fabricated Porcelain Inlays & Onlays.

BPA Free Composite (Tooth Colored Fillings)

Dr. Malayev specializes in composite/resin based fillings that are custom created to perfectly match the color of patients’ teeth - as we believe that no one should have to feel self-conscious about smiling. All of our composite are free of BPA and free of Mercury. Dr. Malayev has taken the step forward by providing a nano-ORMOCER (Organically Modified Ceramic) composite which is free of any harmful monomers such as BPA, TEGDMA, UDMA, etc. Not only are the nano-ORMOCER composites BPA & Mercury free but they also have the lowest shrinkage rate on the market allowing for long lasting restorations. Along with color-matching, one of the main advantages of composite fillings as opposed to amalgam fillings are that the doctor is required to remove less of the patient’s tooth structure, which extends the life of the tooth. Composite fillings will last for years to come, providing your tooth with the protection it needs to remain healthy and to stand up to the regular wear and tear of your day-to-day life. Consider these custom fillings an extension of your very own tooth.

Inlays/Onlays

Inlays/Onlays are lab fabricated porcelain fillings made out of Lithium Disilicate and they, not only outlast composite fillings, but they will not fade in color or shrink with time. They are the optimal type of filling material for long lasting dentistry. They are indicated in many cases, such as, when too much tooth structure is compromised by an old filling or a large cavity. Inlays/Onlays generally last for decades with proper care and extend the lifespan of your tooth.

Benefits of BPA & Metal Free Fillings

  • Hypoallergenic & Biocompatible
  • Requires minimal amount of healthy tooth structure to be removed
  • Bonds to the tooth directly restoring strength
  • More stable than mercury amalgam
  • More resistant to fracturing
  • Does not react to temperature changes resulting in weakening of the tooth like amalgam
  • Aesthetically pleasing tooth appearance
  • Take less time to harden than amalgam fillings

Available Doctors

Dr. Dmitry Malayev DDS

Cosmetic Dentist

Invisalign

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Invisalign Q&A?

We aren't all given the opportunity to straighten our teeth in our formative years. Even some of us who did have braces at one point may need to realign their smile as an adult. Thankfully, there is a simple and beautiful solution: Invisalign.   Invisalign is a series of custom made BPA-free aligners that patients wear over the course of a few months to a year. If worn properly (approx. 22 hours per day), the aligners have an overall straightening effect on the smile and perform the same function as metallic braces, but without the “metal-mouth” scenario.

How does Invisalign work?

Depending on the degree of change required to straighten the teeth, roughly ten sets of aligners trays will be created by the lab after we take detailed impressions of your teeth in our office. The aligner trays snap perfectly on and off of your teeth. Every two weeks, patients can switch up to the next tray at home until the treatment is completed. The entire process can take anywhere from 6 to 18 months.

Who is a good candidate for Invisalign treatment?

Good dental health is certainly a helpful factor in determining candidacy for Invisalign treatment. Your alignment problems may be anywhere from minor to serious. Crooked teeth and overbites can be cured in months with this solution. However, Invisalign isn't generally suited for patients with extreme alignment problems. If a patient is looking for a way to straighten their teeth discreetly, Invisalign is the ideal solution.

Available Doctors

Dr. Dmitry Malayev DDS

Cosmetic Dentist

Dental Implants

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What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant varies from other procedures in that the implant’s purpose is to replace not only the missing or the removed tooth, but to also replace the tooth’s missing roots. This serves to re-establish the tooth’s place in an individual patient’s jawline. Other than the improvement in form and functionality of having a solid, sturdy and completely natural-looking tooth where it should be, replacing missing teeth/roots with something as sturdy and as anchored as a dental implant will provide long term protective benefits of the overall mouth. Teeth will not be able to shift in order to fill in the vacant space left behind by the old tooth. The sturdy anchor of a dental implant will prevent teeth from shifting and looking misaligned. The placement of implants within the jawbone allows for a secure anchoring of the prosthetic tooth replacement. A specialized screw is adhered into the patient’s jawline to mimic the natural form where the missing tooth once was. These screws are made of biocompatible materials - often, titanium.

The Process

While the patient is under anesthesia, the anchors for the dental implant are placed into the jaw. This is essentially a surgical process which will require several weeks of healing time, and so the next visit will not occur until later. Once the mouth is properly healed, the patient will have the prosthetic tooth attached to the implant. The teeth replacements placed atop the dental implants are also made of titanium. Typically, a porcelain crown is attached on top of the tooth’s replacement, allowing the prosthetic tooth to look just like a natural tooth. These implants may be used for individual teeth, a row of teeth, or even for an entire mouthful of teeth. In some cases, they’re also used as the base for removable dentures, or overdentures. The cost of these procedures may vary depending on individual needs.

Available Doctors

Dr. Dmitry Malayev DDS

Cosmetic Dentist

Teeth Whitening

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Why do you need Teeth Whitening?

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you, both in your business and personal life. Over the years, discoloration of the teeth may occur from consumption of coffee, wine, nicotine, and even certain medications the can cause the yellowing of the teeth. There are a myriad of drug store solutions available. Indeed, these drug store solutions may whiten the teeth a shade or so for the time being, but only your dentist can provide an effective, long-lasting whitening solution for nearly immediate and beautiful cosmetic results in your smile. As we age, a little bit of wear and tear is par for the course. Though we may brush and floss diligently, a life well-lived will inevitably lead to some cumulative discoloration of the teeth. In order to keep the appearance of your smile up to the highest standard, we recommend coming in for a consultation to ensure that you are a candidate for our office’s specialized teeth whitening method.

What are the Best options in Teeth Whitening?

Dr. Malayev offers a specialized whitening system that is only available professionally. At your consultation, the doctor will evaluate your teeth first in order to ensure that you are a candidate for the whitening process. In some cases, the staining is so severe, or it is due to other issues that can only be repaired through other dental procedures. Sometimes in these more serious situations, other options such as veneers are recommended to our patients. If you are deemed to be a good candidate for whitening, we will then create a mold of your mouth so that the lab can create your custom-fitted whitening trays. These trays are to be worn a few hours a day (as recommended) and will have a special whitening gel paired with them You’ll use the whitening system every day for a specified amount of time. In some cases where major whitening is required, you may need to wear the trays overnight. After a couple of weeks of using the whitening system, you will return to our office for your follow up examination. At this time, you should be noticing your teeth have whitening by at least a few shades. Schedule your appointment today and start on the path to a newer and brighter smile.

Available Doctors

Dr. Dmitry Malayev DDS

Cosmetic Dentist

Teeth Cleaning

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How often should you get a teeth cleaning?

It is recommended that patients have professional teeth cleaning every 6 months. Oral Health ties in closely to overall health and wellness, so don't delay in having your teeth cleaned regularly. While we will always recommend the benefits of regular flossing and brushing, there are certain levels of plaque and tartar buildups that these regular activities simply cannot take care of. At your regular dental cleaning, a certified technician carefully removes all plaque and tartar buildup. Once these are removed, the teeth are then professionally polished, which makes it more difficult for plaque to attach to the teeth going forward. If you are a new patient to Dr. Malayev’s office, you will be required to provide a family history on certain health matters such as your personal or family history with heart disease, oral cancer, and gum disease. This knowledge will be helpful to us in ensuring that your dental cleaning appointment is as safe and as comfortable as possible for you. In order to maintain the beautiful and shining results of your regularly-scheduled dental cleanings, we may also recommend an oral rinse, which can help make your teeth stronger and your gums more resistant to bacteria. Regular flossing and brushing is always recommended - The better you care for your teeth on a day to day basis, the easier each cleaning will be. Our providers are happy to work with each patient individually to determine a teeth cleaning schedule that will work for them. Costs may vary based on individual needs.

Available Doctors

Dr. Dmitry Malayev DDS

Cosmetic Dentist

Root Canal

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Who Needs A Root Canal?

In cases where a tooth is seriously damaged or decayed, it goes beyond the realm of cavity and requires a more serious process called a root canal. It is a delicate process which in order to preserve the still-healthy outer-layers of the tooth while extracting the decaying soft tissue within, the utmost in precision is required. It is important to extract those damaged nerves as soon as possible. The decayed nerves that need to be removed through the root canal process can cause one serious pain when biting down or chewing, as well as with consuming hot or cold food or drink. A root canal takes the damaged tissue out and then reinforces the remaining healthy tooth.

What is a root canal?

A root canal is an endodontic procedure, meaning that is deals with the delicate set of nerves contained within the teeth. In fact, root canals are one of the most common endodontic surgeries. This procedure is performed on teeth that are damaged within, but have maintained their healthy exteriors. The infected nerves inside the tooth must be taken out with the utmost precision in order to avoid the further spread of decay to the healthy parts of the tooth. It is not recommended to leave this condition unchecked for a moment longer than you need to. If the decay is left unchecked for too long, then it can even spread into other parts of the patient’s mouth. If the type of infection is left untreated for too long, there can be serious consequences. The abscess created by decay could grow so large that it may even be capable of leading to bone loss. The untreated infection can also cause severe tooth pain, sometimes even to the point that the patient is afraid to use the entire side of their mouth where the infection is in order to avoid the painful sensation created by the damaged nerve. This imbalance and great deal of pain can be a huge detraction to quality-of-life.

What is the root canal procedure?

First, we will administer a local anesthesia to numb out the area surrounding the infection. Once the patient has lost sensation in the treatment area and is comfortable, the doctor proceeds to drill a small hole in the infected tooth so that he can carefully remove the infected tissue through the canal. Once the infected nerves are taken out, the doctor thoroughly cleans out the space left inside of the tooth and then fills it with a completely sterile dental material. Before leaving the office, you will receive a temporary dental crown. This will only be worn for a couple of weeks while your permanent crown is created in the dental laboratory. When the doctor installs the permanent crown, he uses a dental-grade cement to ensure long-lasting stability. The crown serves to reinforce the tooth, giving it the strength to function just like one’s own natural tooth, sans decay. It is common after the procedure to experience some swelling and discomfort for a few days. Medication may be prescribed to help patients deal with the discomfort. We also recommend the use of ice packs on the jaw for reducing pain and swelling.

Available Doctors

Dr. Dmitry Malayev DDS

Cosmetic Dentist

Gum Disease Treatment

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What is Gum Disease?

Oral health is not only about taking care of the teeth, it’s also about taking care of the gums. Without proper gum health, the equation of good oral health simply doesn’t work. Rampant gum disease can have a far-reaching and detrimental effect beyond oral health, even going so far as to eventually affect the health in other parts of the body. Unchecked bacterial growth in the mouth may lead to the teeth loss and destruction of the gums. Gum disease begins with the accumulation of plaque at the gum line. The accumulation of this plaque leads to raw and inflamed gums. If you notice bleeding while brushing or flossing, you may indeed be suffering from the early stages of gum disease and should make moves to catch it early. Gums may be irritated at this stage, but are still strong and have no accumulated damage. It is important to catch gum disease early. If allowed to progress without treatment, it can cause irreversible levels of damage that can negatively impact the patient’s mouth for life. After gingivitis, the next level of gum disease is labeled Periodontitis. In the periodontal stage of gum disease, gums begin to pull away from the teeth, forming small pockets where food can build up start to decay. This leads to a sort of snowball effect as the decay is allowed to move deeper and deeper, thus breaking down the tissue and bone holding the teeth. Once the teeth have become loosened from the jaw, the teeth may even fall out completely. Among adults, periodontitis is the primary reason for tooth loss.

What are the treatments for Gum Disease?

Keeping plaque under control is the name of the game when it comes to preventative measures against gum disease. Proper brushing, flossing, and rinsing every single day serves to prevent gum disease. Flossing targets the hard-to-reach places in between the teeth and gets rid of harmful bacteria and buildup therein. Brushing loosens plaque from teeth’s surfaces. Rinsing eliminates the residual bacteria. Having the teeth professionally cleaned every 6 months is key in removing tough plaque buildup that can lead to gum disease. Depending on the stage of the gum disease, treatment options vary between surgical and nonsurgical procedures,. Scaling and root planning is a deep-cleaning procedure in which the doctor scrapes away plaque both above and below the gum line, as well as smoothing down the rough spots on the tooth root. Having this done during the early stages and resuming normal and proper daily dental care should serve to prevent the gum disease from advancing further into the periodontitis stage. If the disease has passed from the early stage of gingivitis and into the more serious stage of periodontitis, surgical treatment may become necessary. The surgery for advanced gum disease may include partial bone and/or tissue replacement as well as contouring. Proper flossing, brushing, and rinsing can go a long way in preventing gum disease, and we always recommend that our patients practice diligence in these good hygiene habits. If you need treatment for gum disease, please call Dr. Malayev as soon as possible to restore the health of your teeth and gums.

Available Doctors

Dr. Dmitry Malayev DDS

Cosmetic Dentist

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring to my first appointment?

Please bring the following items with you to your appointment:

Patient Information FormDental Insurance Card (if applicable)Identification such as Driver’s License, Military ID or State IDPatient Health History FormHIPAA Consent FormPatient Authorization Form.

Do I need to arrive early for my first appointment?

Yes. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to fill out any remaining patient forms.

What should I do if I require premedication?

Please be sure to request a prescription prior to your appointment, or if you are unsure, contact us and we can help.

How long will my first appointment last?

It varies, but please plan on 1 to 1.5 hours for the first visit.