Cosmetic Dentistry in Germantown, MD
Rosewood Dental provides cosmetic dentistry services in Germantown, MD. Call 301-515-2466 to learn more or schedule your appointment.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry improves a patient's smile through strategic dental interventions. Aesthetic problems like discoloration, crooked teeth, irregular tooth size, and many others can be corrected using the principles of cosmetic dentistry.
Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry has many tangible benefits, not the least of which is a boost in the patient's self-esteem. Many people go through life afraid to show their teeth when they smile, meaning they may convey the wrong impression in public or around family and friends. When patients are proud of their teeth and want to show off their smiles, they attract positive attention and present a friendly, professional image.
Services We Provide
Cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile and boost your confidence. Here are the cosmetic services offered by Rosewood Dental:
Teeth naturally dull over time. Your teeth may darken even faster if you use tobacco, drink tea or coffee, or take certain medications. We offer in-office and at-home teeth whitening to restore your beautiful white smile.
Invisalign® allows patients to straighten their teeth discreetly without interfering with their smile or public image. It is useful for teens and adults. Invisalign® works by creating a series of clear plastic aligners that the company carefully designs based on your dentist's digital impressions.
Changing the aligners once weekly creates gradual, gentle tooth movement. Patients can eat and drink what they want with the aligners removed if they practice proper oral hygiene in cleaning their teeth and aligners.
Thin shells of high-quality dental porcelain that slip over your natural teeth, porcelain veneers can correct a wide range of cosmetic issues, from pitting to chipping to small gaps.
Veneers are not reversible, but they are replaceable when they wear out. They should last several years and make a huge impact on your smile.
Cosmetic bonding uses a composite resin to provide a tooth-colored restoration for oddly shaped, sized, and colored teeth. Bonding is a budget-friendly alternative to veneers and can take place in one office visit.
Microabrasion involves removing a thin layer of the tooth's enamel and scrubbing away dark spots, yellowing, and stains.
Crowns can return the look and function of compromised natural teeth. A crown consists of a metal or porcelain cap the dentist cements onto a prepared tooth.
Dental bridges are artificial teeth supported by crowns or implants. They are a good alternative to partial dentures if a patient only has one or two missing teeth. The bridge covers an area with missing teeth and contains replacement teeth that function naturally.
Dental implants are the industry-standard replacement for missing teeth. Dental implants are titanium screws that replace the natural root. The screw bonds with the jaw bone and produces a lifelike root replacement. The dentist can then apply an abutment and a crown to recreate the function and look of the missing tooth. Dental implants are easy to care for and last for many years.
Are You a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
People who are good candidates for cosmetic dentistry commit to taking care of their restorations to prevent future staining or damage. They should have reasonably good oral health, free of gum disease and excessive decay. Restorative preparatory work may be necessary before cosmetic work can happen.
Why Choose Rosewood Dental?
At Rosewood Dental, we specialize in cosmetic dentistry. We blend our expertise with the latest technology to help you design and achieve the smile you have always wanted.
Not only do we ensure that your oral health and functionality are at their best, but we also focus on the aesthetics of your smile.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry
How long does it take to get a crown?
At Rosewood Dental, we have access to same-day crown technology by CEREC. We use a CAD/CAM digital system to capture a full 3-D image of your teeth and the interior of your mouth to create a seamless dental appliance that our dentists can apply on the same day. We may also need to make you a traditional dental crown that takes two appointments in certain situations.
What foods and drinks should I avoid after teeth whitening?
You should avoid any highly-pigmented food or drink to prolong the effects of your teeth whitening procedure and preserve your investment. Red wine, coffee, and black tea are three major concerns. If you consume these beverages, brush your teeth as soon as possible.
Is cosmetic dentistry painful?
Most procedures are comfortable, with some needing local anesthesia. Patients often desire more extensive anesthesia for dental implants.
Does cosmetic dentistry improve my oral health?
Some forms of cosmetic dentistry can greatly benefit oral health. For example, teeth whitening kills bacteria that cause plaque and could lead to tooth decay. Crowns replace compromised teeth affected by breakage or decay. Implants keep your teeth from moving into gaps, preventing problems with your bite.
Is cosmetic dentistry worth the cost?
Cosmetic dentistry represents an investment in oral health, confidence, and appearance. While dental insurance may not cover some procedures, it is worth investing in your happiness and satisfaction.
When should I call my dentist about cosmetic dentistry?
As soon as you feel you are ready to make a positive change in your dental health and your smile's appearance, call your family dentist for help. They can walk you through the various procedures they offer and help you plan your smile makeover.
Call Rosewood Dental
If you are unhappy with the aesthetics of your smile, we have many cosmetic procedures that can help you brighten your look. Call Rosewood Dental at 301-515-2466 to schedule an appointment in our Germantown, MD, office.