If you are researching cosmetic dental smile makeovers, you have probably heard claims that cosmetic dentistry can provide you with a ‘perfect smile’ or a ‘celebrity smile.’ Are these superlatives simply exaggerations? The team at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD invites you to judge for yourself.
A smile makeover involves multiple procedures which may include the following:
A dental implant is 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.
Orthodontic options include traditional metal or ceramic braces, ‘behind-the-teeth’ (lingual) braces, and clear aligners.
If you had tooth decay in the past, you may have old amalgam fillings. White fillings match your surrounding teeth, dramatically improving your smile without crowns.
There are many different kinds of crowns that serve different purposes. We complete an intensive examination to ensure the crown you get is perfect for you and your smile.
Inlays/onlays are indirect fillings, which means that they are fabricated in a lab and placed whole on the tooth. A traditional direct filling is applied to the tooth while the material is malleable and then shaped by the dentist. Where possible, an inlay or an onlay can be a less-invasive replacement for a complete crown.
Veneers can fix chips, cracks, minor tooth misalignment, tooth discoloration, unattractive tooth shape, and disproportionate tooth size.
There is nothing like an exceptional white smile to give you complete confidence.
Dentists use bonding to repair tooth issues caused by decay, chips, or cracks. Large spaces between healthy teeth can be filled with bonding material, and bonding can guard tooth roots if the gums have loosened.
Just one slightly misshapen tooth can downgrade the features of a smile even if all the other teeth have a pleasing appearance.
If you have a gumline that is too low or too high and detracts from the presentation, gum contouring can reshape the gumline and beautify your smile.
‘Perfect smiles’ are possible—but don’t just take our word for it. Come see the St. Mary’s Dental smile gallery and judge for yourself.
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