In this article from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD, we take a look at five procedures often used in cosmetic dentistry.
1. Dental Implants
Dental implants are transforming dentistry, as they are the prime solution for a missing tooth. They consist of a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root of a tooth that has been extracted. The crown and supporting structure are securely attached to the post for a replacement that is indistinguishable from a natural tooth in function and appearance.
2. Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic. We attach them to the front of your teeth to cover chips or cracks, gaps, and other imperfections. They leave you with a fantastic smile!
3. White Fillings
If you had tooth decay in the past, you may have old amalgam fillings. White fillings match your surrounding teeth, significantly improving your smile without crowns.
4. Cosmetic Bonding
This easy and quick procedure uses a tooth-colored composite resin to repair one or just a few teeth. Cosmetic bonding is optimal for patients with minor damage, who are just hoping to give their slightly cracked or chipped teeth an improvement.
5. Invisible Braces
With Invisalign® and ClearCorrect™ invisible braces, we can help you straighten your teeth to create a more aesthetically pleasing smile, without the hassle and upkeep of traditional metal braces.
At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD we use cosmetic dentistry to improve the smiles of patients every day. People from North Waldorf, East Huntingtown, and South Laplata also come to our practice for complete general dentistry services. Request an appointment with us today!