Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry PhotoA person’s teeth can have a significant effect on their self-esteem. Whether your teeth have been the victim of stains from coffee, tea and soda or are chipped, cracked or broken, Standish Family Dental Health is equipped to provide you with cosmetic dental services to help you achieve a stunning smile. Continue reading below to learn more about our teeth whitening treatments, veneers, and composite bonding

Teeth Whitening

Unfortunately, our teeth are susceptible to changes in color from the consumption of a variety of foods and beverages. Other factors that may cause discoloration may include childhood medications or illness, tobacco use or poor oral hygiene. Luckily, our dental whitening team can provide you with a variety of options to restore your natural white smile.

Contrary to popular belief, over the counter whitening methods are simply too good to be true. Our dental whitening team has been trained to deliver the finest teeth whitening methods available. One such method is a gentle hydrogen peroxide gel-activated solution, which will have your smile looking brighter in just one visit. We also offer Opalescence Whitening. This method involves applying a gentle, carbamide peroxide gel either in our office or at home using special, custom-made trays.


Dental veneers are extremely thin shells, typically composed of porcelain, that are designed to cover the surface of the tooth to improve aesthetics. Veneers are a wonderful alternative to more expensive orthodontic treatments for patients experiencing the following dental problems.

  • Gaps or spaces between teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Discoloration
  • Misshapen teeth

Composite Bonding

Another solution for chipped, cracked, discolored, or reducing unsightly gaps between teeth is composite bonding. As the name indicates, a composite material is bonded to the existing tooth. Unlike crowns and veneers, composite bonding requires very little removal of the original tooth. Some advantages of composite bonding include:

  • Whiter teeth in less than one hour
  • It does not reduce natural tooth structure
  • Available in many shades to match the natural color of your teeth

Although the above advantages may be enticing, composite bonding does have some disadvantages. This type of treatment is not as durable as veneers and may need to be retouched or replaced in the future. Additionally, composite bonds can stain very easily and require proper care and regular cleaning.

Regain Confidence In Your Smile

Standish Family Dental Health strives to provide patients with premier cosmetic dental services in the Standish, Windham, and Gorham, Maine areas. If you are interested in achieving a beautiful and healthy smile, we invite you to contact us to learn more about the cosmetic dental options we can provide you.