Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. At first sight of your smile, they form an opinion about you. A beautiful smile not only boosts your self-confidence but also leaves a lasting impression on everyone you meet.
There are several options to improve your smile, so consult with your dentist to see what is best for you. Some people choose professional teeth whitening or porcelain veneers to straighten their teeth and improve their smiles. Others may need aligner therapy, such as Invisalign®, to correct minor alignment issues. Your dentist can help you decide which treatment option is right for you based on your budget and lifestyle goals.
Not everyone is a candidate for cosmetic dentistry treatments, though.
Veneers are a great option for correcting your smile because they are durable, stain-resistant, and can last for up to a decade or more. However, they do require routine dental care, just like natural teeth. Brushing and flossing twice a day, as well as regular visits to the dentist, are recommended to ensure your veneers last for many years to come.
This process can usually be completed in two visits. At the first visit, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth to send to the lab so they can create your permanent veneers. While your permanent veneers are being made at the lab, you will wear temporary ones to protect your teeth while you wait. Once your permanent ones are complete, you will return to our office to have them placed. Your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from your tooth to make room for the veneer and secure it in place using a bonding agent. A curing light will then be used to help harden and set the bonding agent, ensuring a lasting hold. No additional treatment will be required unless something happens to your veneers, such as chipping or breaking.
Dental implants are an excellent option for missing teeth because they replace the missing tooth or teeth without affecting the other natural teeth. This means that patients can maintain their full set of healthy, natural teeth while also replacing any damaged teeth with implants.
While most people think of dental implants as a solution to tooth loss, they can also be used to permanently replace removable dentures. Removable dentures are difficult to keep clean, which means that they are more likely to become damaged or infected. Because dental implants are designed to remain in a patient’s mouth for a lifetime, they offer a much more stable solution for patients who use removable dentures.
If your smile is suffering from minor cosmetic flaws, such as cracks or discolorations, then you may benefit from dental bonding. This non-invasive procedure involves the application of a tooth-colored resin material onto the tooth’s surface and shaping the material to improve the appearance of your smile. The resin is then hardened and polished to resemble your natural teeth. When you work with a dentist who offers both general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry procedures, then you can receive all of your care in-office in one convenient location.
Call us at Rosemont Dental: (301) 663-1144 or schedule an online appointment with the dentist in Frederick to know more.