Cosmetic dentistry can treat gaps between teeth, crooked teeth, worn teeth, cracked and chipped teeth, tooth fractures, and stained teeth. These dental services not only improve the appearance of the teeth and gums but also improve the patient’s oral health.
Fixing chips and cracks in the enamel creates a more uniform and comfortable bite. Tooth bonding and veneers allow patients to speak and eat confidently. It is also difficult to clean the spaces between misaligned teeth, where bacteria can build up.
Straightening crooked teeth can prevent the development of tooth decay and gum disease. Brightening discolored teeth also often motivate patients to keep up with their at-home oral hygiene routine. Improving the aesthetics of the smile helps patients understand the importance of their dental health.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Baltimore, MD
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Invisalign is a modern alternative to traditional metal braces that uses clear aligners to straighten crooked teeth. The clear Invisalign aligners are discreet and easy for patients to use. Clear Invisalign aligners do not come with dietary restrictions because they are removable. Patients switch out each set of aligners every few weeks to gradually realign their smiles.
Dental veneers are porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of the teeth. They can treat tooth damage as well as discoloration. This is because dental veneers can be color-matched to natural teeth. As a permanent treatment, porcelain veneers can create a uniform and bright smile for patients that last for years to come.
Professional teeth whitening treatment is used to brighten the appearance of the tooth enamel. We offer in-office and take-home teeth whitening options to our patients. Patients can undergo quick treatment in our office or whiten their own teeth in the comfort of their own homes. Both of these methods of whitening brighten the smile by multiple shades.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Learn more about cosmetic dental treatments below with answers to these frequently asked questions:
What are the differences between dental veneers and tooth bonding?
Dental veneers are a more permanent option than dental bonding, which may require some touch-ups over time. Veneers are shells of porcelain ceramic, while dental bonding material is biocompatible and moldable. Tooth bonding is best for minor chips and cracks in the tooth enamel, while we may recommend porcelain veneers for larger areas of discoloration or damage.
What are the best treatments for deep tooth stains?
Some patients may have deep tooth staining that does not respond to professional teeth whitening treatment. Often, these stains are caused by an injury to the tooth or tooth wear. Porcelain veneers and dental bonding treatment are the best options for these patients because they can cover the enamel and brighten the smile.
How does Invisalign compare to traditional metal braces?
When compared to metal braces, Invisalign aligners are more discreet and comfortable. Metal brackets that make up traditional braces can irritate the gums. It can also be painful when they need to be routinely tightened. Invisalign also does not come with dietary restrictions because the aligners can be removed. However, traditional braces may be the right option for patients who have more intensive orthodontic concerns.
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Do you want to treat minor or moderate cosmetic concerns? Our Baltimore, MD dental office can provide more comprehensive dental services. Request a dental consultation with our team on our website. Let us know if you have any questions about your cosmetic options. We will work with you to find the best options to meet your needs.