Having a discolored smile can make it hard for you to be confident and carefree in public. You’re focused on trying to hide it instead of living in the moment. We want you to have a smile you’re proud to show off. Luckily, there are many options to get a whiter smile. Owings Mills Dental Care provides cosmetic dentistry in Owings Mills, MD. Below are the options offered at our office.
Professional Teeth Whitening
There are many benefits to professional whitening compared to over the counter options. Drugstore whitening solutions are often one size fits all, leading to the possibility of sensitivity when the bleaching agent comes into contact with soft tissue. The quality isn’t as good either, leading to splotchy and uneven results.
At our office, we offer take-home whitening kits. These let you whiten at your own pace from the comfort of your home. Impressions are taken to make custom whitening trays that are designed to fit your teeth. This helps to avoid sensitivity as well as saliva getting into the trays and impacting the whitening process.
You’ll talk to the dentist during a cosmetic consultation to decide the length of treatment to reach your cosmetic goals. The trays are typically worn for at least a few hours each day over the course of days or weeks. We provide professional-grade whitening gel to use with the trays to ensure the best results.
Not all discoloration is able to be taken care of by traditional whitening techniques. Porcelain veneers offer a quality alternative for stains caused by things like genetics and medication. Veneers are thin shells of dental ceramic that cover the front and sides of the teeth. They’re designed to be durable and stain-resistant, providing a long-lasting solution.
To get veneers, a small portion of your tooth structure will be removed. We want to make sure that the veneers lay flush and flat with the rest of your smile. Impressions are taken and the veneers are custom-made. When they’re ready, they’ll be fitted to your teeth to make sure they look and feel the way you want. When you’re satisfied, they’re permanently bonded to your teeth.
If you’re looking for an economical solution and aren’t ready to take on a permanent restoration, dental bonding may be the best option for you. The bonding material is made of a composite resin that can be color-matched to the specific shade you’re looking for. It’s malleable as well, so you can take care of cosmetic chips and cracks while whitening.
A small amount of your tooth structure is removed to make sure the bonding material adheres to the teeth. The resin is molded into the shape of your tooth to look natural. When you’re satisfied with the result, the material will be cured and hardened. It’s then polished to match the natural sheen of your other teeth.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Owings Mills, Maryland
Schedule a consultation with us to find the cosmetic option that fits your smile the best. Call us or request an appointment online!