Many of our patients feel uncomfortable with their teeth. Discolored, chipped, or missing teeth can cause people to feel self-conscious and keep them from sharing their smiles with the world.
Cosmetic dentistry techniques can significantly change how you feel about yourself, boosting your self-confidence and giving you the lift you need to approach life from an optimistic point of view.
Brightens Your Smile
Dental veneers can cover chipped, stained, or slightly misaligned teeth in just a few easy appointments. Veneers are a more permanent solution than teeth whitening. Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant and have the luster and shine of natural tooth enamel.
Straightens Your Teeth
Orthodontics can help you feel great about your smile by moving crooked, crossed, or crowded teeth into better positions. You will feel great about showing it off when you have an even, symmetrical smile.
Completes Your Smile
Cosmetic dentists have multiple options to help complete your smile. You can reinforce or improve existing teeth with dental crowns. You can replace damaged or missing teeth with bridges, implants, and dentures. Many patients missing multiple teeth may lack confidence, but dentures or implants can help them put their best face forward.
Creates a Positive First Impression
If you are reluctant to smile publicly, you may give others the wrong impression. Smiling gives people a positive view of your personality. When you smile, others will smile as well.
If you work with the public or volunteer in the community, you understand the importance of making connections. A brighter smile helps to pave the way for you both socially and professionally.
Improves Your Oral Health
Many cosmetic treatments have side benefits that improve your health. Patients with straighter teeth may be less likely to encounter problems with gum disease or tooth decay. Replacing missing teeth can also eliminate gaps that collect food and plaque bacteria.
Improves Your Quality of Life
Many cosmetic treatments also have therapeutic benefits. For example, crowns, bridges, implants, and dentures can improve your chewing ability and eliminate dental discomfort. You will enjoy a better quality of life when you can chew and eat your favorite foods without worry.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry
How long does it take to straighten your teeth with Invisalign?
Invisalign provides similar results to braces but in a gentler, more discreet form. It takes approximately 12 to 18 months for Invisalign to be effective. Some patients may see results sooner.
Are veneers permanent?
Installing dental veneers involves removing a very thin layer of tooth enamel. Once you decide to place veneers, you must have them periodically replaced.
Call Total Dental Care
Cosmetic dentistry can help every patient feel better about themselves and their appearance. Please call 240-813-9111 to reach our Germantown, MD, office and schedule an appointment for a cosmetic consultation.