A guide to cosmetic dental services to bring out the natural, beautiful “best” in your smile

Over an accomplished career spanning more than 30 years, Dr. Warren Boardman has developed considerable and focused expertise in cosmetic dentistry. A lifelong learner, Dr. Boardman is constantly acquiring advanced training on modern dentistry’s latest technologies and procedures from prestigious organizations such as the Pankey Institute. These services safely, precisely, and comfortably elevate the appearance and health of your teeth, gums, and mouth.

Individuals and families throughout greater Bergen County and northern New Jersey trust their smiles to Ridgewood Dentistry.

Aesthetic care that brings out the best in your smile!

Dental services are classified mainly as “cosmetic” and “restorative.” Latter procedures are designed to resolve conditions such as gum disease to restore the health and function of the smile. They also have an added cosmetic benefit. We at Ridgewood Dentistry treat all restorations, from fillings to porcelain crowns, with great care and attention to detail. So, you can trust that your rebuilt teeth will look natural and last longer due to their strength and durability.

Those procedures characterized as exclusively “cosmetic” involve a patient electing to undergo the service to enhance the appearance of their smile. In turn, we resolve cosmetic imperfections with these services and not underlying oral health concerns, such as dental decay and periodontal disease. Dr. Boardman has effectively, predictably, and safely eliminated imperfections such as:

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  • Surface stains 
  • Deeper intrinsic (internal) discoloration 
  • Gaps between teeth 
  • Uneven spacing (crowding, crooked teeth)
  • Chips 
  • Cracks 
  • Irregularly-shaped teeth 
  • Worn or poorly-sized teeth

One of the most conservative ways to dramatically improve the appearance of your smile is with professional teeth whitening (bleaching). Due to our onsite capabilities and training, we can offer either in-office “power” whitening or custom take-home whitening. Some patients may use both options to sustain the dazzling appearance of their treated teeth. We use concentrated peroxide-based whitening gels to break up and remove stains from the teeth.

These gels may be applied expertly at Ridgewood Dentistry by our dentist. Or, you may get stunning results gradually by filling custom oral appliances or “whitening trays” with gel from the comfort of your home. Either way, our systems get results, and they do so in the most comfortable way possible.

Enameloplasty (teeth contouring) is a conservative way to reshape a tooth manually. Dr. Boardman uses special instruments to make precise adjustments to the teeth. So, a more uniform and balanced appearance is achieved. The utmost tooth structure is preserved.

Porcelain veneers involve removing a minimal amount of the tooth’s surface. Modern veneers are very thin, which means that only minimal alterations are needed to accommodate the thickness of the veneer. Each veneer is placed on top of the prepared tooth. These thin layers of high-quality dental ceramic are secured to the fronts of visible teeth to cover imperfections.

To find out more about these and other cosmetic dentistry opportunities available at Ridgewood Dentistry, call (201) 448-8605.