Cosmetic Dentistry Owings Mills, MD

The foundation of any beautiful smile is healthy teeth.

Cosmetic dental services can help patients improve the appearance of their smiles while ensuring the health and integrity of teeth, gums, and jaw. While some patients view dental concerns such as chips and cracks as solely cosmetic, it is essential to know that many aesthetic concerns can develop into more complex dental health complications.

Our dental team will prevent further damage to your teeth and gums by addressing most of your cosmetic dental concerns. Owings Mills Dental Care offers cosmetic dentistry in Owings Mills, MD for patients who are ready to improve the appearance and health of their smile.

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We Address All Cosmetic Concerns

Cosmetic dental concerns can commonly affect the health and function of your smile. Our dentist in Owings Mills can address all of your cosmetic issues. Addressing aesthetic concerns as soon as they begin to develop will allow for conservative and effective treatments. The following are the more common dental problems we address in our family-friendly dentist office.

  • Crooked Teeth– Crooked teeth affect the appearance and function of your teeth and bite. Crooked teeth can make it difficult to clean all surfaces of teeth and lead to higher rates of tooth decay.
  • Damaged Teeth– Cracks, chips, or breaks make teeth more susceptible to infection. Once the enamel is compromised, bacteria can enter the tooth and cause the inner pulp to become infected causing painful symptoms. Dental bonding can repair damaged teeth and seal out bacteria.
  • Missing Teeth– Lost teeth compromise the structure, function, and aesthetics of your smile. Replacing missing teeth is essential for long-term oral health. Our practice offers advanced treatment options for replacing missing teeth and restoring the health and beauty of your smile.
  • Yellow Teeth– Improving the appearance of discolored teeth and teeth with white spots can drastically enhance your smile. Professional teeth whitening is not the only way to get white teeth. Other treatments, like dental crowns, can fix specific instances, without having to get a full teeth whitening procedure.

Smile Makeovers in Owings Mills, MD

Our dentists help patients maintain the aesthetics of their smiles through preventative dental care. For patients seeking a total smile makeover, our team works closely with Baltimore area cosmetic dentist Dr. Ed Lazer to help patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

Dr. Lazer is a highly experienced and trained smile design dentist who provides a full spectrum of cosmetic dental services. He has a natural eye for facial esthetics and offers tailored treatment plans designed to improve the aesthetics of your smile. We bringing your teeth and gums into visual balance.

Cosmetic dentistry can improve a patient’s oral health and quality of life. Everyone should enjoy a beautiful, confident smile they feel proud to share. Your dentist will discuss the options available to improve your smile during a personalized consultation. We will build you a treatment plan that will address all of your cosmetic dental concerns.

Cosmetic Dentistry Services We Offer

Our dental team offers cosmetic dentistry in Owings Mills, MD to patients seeking to correct any dental imperfection. We can address most cosmetic concerns to give you a smile that will help you gain your desired confidence. Our menu of cosmetic treatments includes:

Teeth Bonding

Dental bonding involves applying a tooth-colored resin material to a tooth to improve its appearance by fixing chips, cracks, discoloration, or gaps. The resin is hardened with a special light, bonding it to the tooth to create a smooth, natural-looking finish.

It is an affordable way to address minor cosmetic problems with teeth. The procedure is fast, only requiring a single visit, and it is also painless and non-invasive. To learn more about the benefits of dental bonding, see Tooth Bonding.

Porcelain Veneers

A porcelain veneer is a thin, see-through shell of fine dental porcelain. Each tooth veneer is custom-made to fit over a tooth. Your dentist will permanently bond the veneer to the front surface of the tooth instantly transforming it. Dental veneers are very durable and can even add strength to the tooth. The medical-grade material is long-lasting and will resist stains offering patients an advanced treatment to meet many cosmetic needs.

They can fix gaps between teeth, chipped or broken teeth, misshapen teeth, change the shape or length of teeth, and cover stained or discolored teeth. To learn more about getting dental veneers, see Porcelain Veneers.

Teeth Whitening

Tooth whitening is a popular and affordable way to improve your smile. Using a high-concentration bleaching agent, your dentist can brighten your teeth if they are discolored, stained, or yellow. This can be caused by drinking coffee, red wine, or tea, which can easily stain teeth if consumed in excess amounts. Also, years of smoking can lead to yellow teeth. We offer professional whitening treatments which are more safe and effective than any store-bought whitening product.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Would you like to enhance your smile but have questions about cosmetic dentistry? Our frequently asked questions section is here to address the most common questions and answers we get. If you cannot find the information you need to make an informed decision about improving your smile, call our office for further help.

Is cosmetic dentistry just for looks?

Many patients see cosmetic dentistry just as a way to improve the aesthetics of your smile. But cosmetic problems with your teeth can have an impact on your overall oral health, not just the look of your smile. Crooked teeth in particular are harder to clean and can lead to tooth decay or an uneven bite.

Is cosmetic dentistry for all ages?

Mostly! Most Dentists will only recommend cosmetic dentistry to individuals with permanent teeth. Children should not have any cosmetic procedures performed on them, especially when they don’t have permanent teeth. Cosmetic services can be performed on patients as they get older, especially because seniors tend to have more cosmetic problems with their teeth.

Does my insurance cover cosmetic dentistry?

Insurance doesn’t usually cover cosmetic dentistry procedures that have no medical necessity. However, the line can be blurred between something that’s purely cosmetic and something that has a medical necessity. For example, a chipped or cracked tooth can be considered a medical necessity as well as a cosmetic problem.

How is cosmetic dentistry different from general dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry mainly focuses on improving the overall appeal of your smile. General dentistry mainly focuses on patients’ oral hygiene and preventing, diagnosing, and treating common oral health diseases. While cosmetic dentistry can support your overall oral health, its main focus is to address cosmetic defects on your teeth to alter the appearance of your smile.

What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover is a common approach that dentists take to improve smiles. Your dentist can use one or more treatments to address cosmetics concerns and create a smile you will love. Common cosmetic treatments include porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and dental bonding. The process is customized to address individual concerns and achieve a harmonious, attractive appearance of the teeth and gums.

Can cosmetic dentistry fix crooked teeth?

Yes, several cosmetic treatments can address crooked teeth. We offer porcelain veneers and dental bonding, which can hide minor teeth misalignment. If you suffer from severe orthodontic issues, we suggest that you seek orthodontic care. You will require braces or clear aligners to ensure optimal alignment and functionality and enhance your smile.

How do I care for my teeth after cosmetic procedures?

After cosmetic dental procedures, you must take good care of your teeth and gums to help maintain your results. This includes brushing your teeth multiple times daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. You must floss daily and use mouthwash to prevent plaque buildup. Avoid certain foods that can damage your restorations, such as hard candy or sticky foods. Always attend your dental check-ups so your dentist can monitor your cosmetic work and overall dental health.

Schedule a Consultation for Cosmetic Dentistry in Owings Mills, MD

Owings Mills Dental Care is a family-friendly dental practice serving Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Pikesville, Windsor Mill, and many Baltimore area communities. We welcome new patients. To schedule an appointment, contact our dental office at 410-314-9546 or request an appointment online.