Cosmetic dentistry is the best way to get the smile of your dreams. If you’re not happy with the look of your smile, consider getting cosmetic dentistry in Baltimore, MD. Not only does it transform the aesthetics of your smile, but it also helps your overall oral health. Many cosmetic procedures have the ability to do both.
Why Get Cosmetic Dentistry?
Many people think that you only get aesthetic benefits with cosmetic dentistry, but this isn’t the case. Cosmetic dentistry gives you a whiter, brighter, more even smile. The underlying conditions that cause these cosmetic issues are ones that impact your oral health as well. We work on finding and treating the root cause so we’re taking care of all of the problems.
One of the best examples is crooked teeth. Many patients come into the office and want a straighter smile. They’re usually focused on the aesthetic aspect of it. They don’t like the look of their smile in the mirror and want it to be straighter. But crooked teeth also come with various oral health concerns.
Crooked teeth are harder to clean than straight ones. They often overlap and are cramped, creating areas where your toothbrush and dental floss can’t reach. Even if you’re taking care of the rest of your teeth properly, plaque and tartar build up in these areas you can’t reach. This puts you at a higher risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease.
Crooked teeth also give you an uneven bite. When you bite down, your teeth take on the pressure of the bite evenly. When they’re crooked, some teeth take on more pressure than others. These teeth wear down faster and are more likely to fracture or break.
An uneven bite is also a large factor when it comes to TMJ disorders. When your bite is uneven, the jaw isn’t tracking smoothly in the way that it should. The jaw joint wears down because of the way it now has to move. You’ll notice that your jaw clicks and pops, you have pain throughout the jaw, face, and head, and you may have trouble opening and closing your mouth.
Our Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
We offer various solutions to correct the aesthetics of your smile. For crooked teeth, we recommend Invisalign. It uses clear plastic aligners to slowly move your teeth into the correct position. It’s a more subtle option than metal braces and is also usually a faster solution, too. Because they’re removable, you don’t have to restrict your diet, either.
One of the most common cosmetic problems patients bring to us is tooth discoloration. We’ll all experience some sort of tooth discoloration. As we get older, the white enamel layer wears down, exposing the off-white dentin underneath. Lifestyle habits like smoking or drinking coffee cause stains, too. Professional teeth whitening is the strongest available, whitening your teeth in multiple shades.
Porcelain veneers can treat almost any cosmetic dental concern that you’re worried about. They take care of everything from stubborn discolored teeth to misshapen teeth to gaps in your smile. Each veneer is custom-made, so it’s unique to fit the size, shape, and shade you desire for your smile.
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