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Cosmetic Dental Services

Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of general and specialist dentistry that typically provides treatments aimed at improving the overall aesthetics of your teeth and smile. It is generally any dental process that improves the appearance, though not necessarily the function, of an individual’s teeth. This has been found to be an extremely valuable field of dentistry, as a huge amount of people have reported being unhappy with the appearance of their teeth, which can drastically affect their general quality of life. The mouth is possibly the most central focus of the face and body, so if you are uncomfortable with its appearance you may refrain from simple human pleasures such as speaking, smiling and laughing. Cosmetic dentistry allows for people to not only be satisfied with their smile, but proud of it.

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Teeth Whitening 

What is Teeth Whitening? 

Teeth whitening is a popular and affordable choice to brighten your smile. We have two options of whitening available throughout Maven Dental Group dental practices (please contact your local Maven Dental Group practice to confirm service availability (in-chair/take home) -  

  • In-practice teeth whitening, or;
  • Custom-made take home teeth whitening kits.

Your Maven Dental Group clinician will be able to advise you of your suitability and options for teeth whitening. Results can vary, but most people notice a change within a short period of time.

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In-chair teeth whitening

(Check with your local Maven Dental Group practice to see if this is available)
In-chair teeth whitening means that your dentist will perform the procedure in the dental practice. This method of professional teeth whitening is the fatest and most effective way to brighten your teeth. 

How long will teeth whitening take? 

The in-chair teeth whitening will usually take around one to two hours to complete.

What happens when I get my teeth whitened at the dentist?

Your clinician will first apply a protective gel to the gums, followed by the application of the whitening gel to the teeth. The gel (which contains Peroxide) is then left on the teeth or some systems require activation by a special LED light (one is not better than the other, just a different gel), and the resulting reaction gently penetrates the tooth to lift deep stains and discolourations. This process varies in length of time, depending on factors such as individual goals for whitening and what can be achieved in the appointment.

How long does teeth whitening last?

This will depend on many factors, including the lifestyle and habits. However, it can take a few years before the discolouration returns to the level it was before treatment. Some whitening systems also have touch-up kits available to top up the whitening at home, which helps to preserve the level of whitening for longer. 


Take home teeth whitening

(Check with your local Maven Dental Group practice to see if this is available)

Maven Dental Group clinicians offer various brands of whitening systems in a take home formulation. Here's how it works:

  • Your first step is to make a teeth whitening appointment with one of our Maven Dental Group practices nationwide. At this appointment your dentist will discuss your options with you and either start the process or return you for another visit. To get started, an impression of your teeth will be taken so we can make your custom whitening trays. Within days, your complete whitening kit will be available for your collection. Your kit contains two new custom-made trays (upper and lower arch) and syringes of whitening gel and easy-to-follow instructions.
  • Once you have collected your kit, you will be able to get started by following the instructions provided by your dentist. You will simply apply a small drop of gel inside each tooth impression in your two trays, place the trays on your teeth, then relax – read, watch TV, surf the internet – while the whitening gel does its job.
  • The snug fit of your custom-made tray combined with professional grade, quality whitening gel that you can only get from a dentist, provides you with an amazing result that an off-the-shelf supermarket kit simply cannot offer.

Who needs teeth whitening? 

Teeth whitening is a complete personal preference. Some of our patients are looking to brighten their smile or rid themselves of the appearance of yellow teeth. 


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Please contact your local Maven Dental Group practice to confirm service availability.