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What Exactly is Cosmetic Dentistry?

April 29, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 2:13 am

Close up of woman’s smile in dental mirrorThe benefits of an attractive smile are priceless; however, not everyone has perfect teeth. Whether you’re embarrassed by stains, gaps, or chips, you can have a flawless smile with cosmetic dentistry. Specific procedures are used to improve the aesthetics of a person’s smile, but many treatments also offer restorative benefits to support your oral health and functions. Here are a few of the most popular solutions in cosmetic dentistry.

Porcelain Veneers

A veneer is a customized porcelain restoration that covers the front side of a tooth. This hides many imperfections, improving the tooth’s color, size, and shape. Bonding them to the teeth that show when you smile can fix many issues at once, saving time and money. Veneers are recommended for patients interested in correcting stains, chips, cracks, and gaps. 

Metal-Free Restorations

Ceramic materials are used to create crowns and bridges that look like real teeth. They are completely metal-free for a biocompatible solution. Advanced technology is used to craft the restoration to meet your exact specifications, so it will blend in with your natural teeth. Although they don’t contain any metals, they are durable and can last for 10 years or longer before needing to be replaced.

Direct Bonding

Direct bonding is a great option for patients who want results quickly without undergoing invasive procedures. A composite resin is shaded to the color of enamel to look like part of your tooth. It can resolve various issues, like cavities, exposed tooth roots, chips, and cracks. The durable material can last for 5 to 15 years before needing to have it replaced. 

Teeth Whitening

No amount of brushing can reverse tooth stains. Professional teeth whitening can get your enamel up to 8 shades whiter using an in-office or at-home solution. Your vibrant smile can last for several months or years with the right care, like brushing and flossing.

Benefit from Virtual Smile Design

Cosmetic dentistry is a big investment. Choosing a dentist with virtual smile design technology will allow you to see the changes that will be made before committing to anything. You can see exactly what your new smile will look like, so you can rest easy, knowing you’re getting what you’re paying for. 

You can have a stunning smile to be proud of using the latest solutions in cosmetic dentistry. It’s never too late to achieve a confident, attractive smile.

About Dr. Jeremy Goodman

Dr. Goodman earned his dental degree and completed a residency in Advanced General Dentistry at the University of Maryland. He is committed to continuing his training to provide the most up-to-date services and technologies. If you’re ready to enhance your smile, request an appointment through his website or call his office at (410) 849-6247.

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