At Bethesda Family Dental, we use advanced, customized cosmetic dentistry procedures to create flawless smile makeovers for our patients. There are many ways to develop a perfect smile and through our state-of-the-art technology and comprehensive menu of options, you can be certain that we will develop a new smile that is just right for you.
Dental bonding is one of the easiest, fastest, and most minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry treatments. If you have minor cosmetic problems with your teeth – a chip, crack, gap, stain, or other unsightliness – dental bonding is color-matched to your tooth enamel and used to conceal whatever issue is present. Plus, it only takes one dental visit to complete the procedure and usually does not require an anesthetic.
If you are missing one tooth or several teeth or an entire arch of teeth, artificial tooth roots can be surgically implanted in the jawbone to serve as the base for your new smile. Once these implants have fused with the bone and are permanently in place, they are topped with customized crowns, bridges, or dentures to complete your smile. Dental implants are durable, long-lasting, and look natural, plus they restore your ability to bite, chew, and smile with confidence.
Believe it or not, many people consider dentures cosmetic dentistry for one main reason – they give you back a beautiful, complete smile. There are many types of dentures available – partial, full, and implant-supported. The level of convenience and permanence will vary depending on the type of denture for which you are a candidate, but if you are missing teeth, restoring them is an absolute necessity both functionally and aesthetically.
When a traditional tooth-colored filling isn’t enough for fixing a tooth cosmetically but a porcelain crown may be too large of a correction, there are inlays and onlays. Sometimes called large fillings and sometimes called partial crowns, an inlay or onlay is bonded to the surface of your teeth to correct defects. An inlay is positioned on the chewing surface of a tooth while an onlay covers that same area and at least one cusp of the tooth.
Porcelain crowns are often thought of as a correction for a tooth, but they should not be overlooked as a cosmetic upgrade for a tooth. If you have a short, misshapen, discolored, or otherwise unsightly tooth, a customized crown in size, shape, and color will be created to fit over the offending tooth and be bonded in place to beautify your smile.
The ultimate of all cosmetic dentistry treatments, porcelain veneers correct every aesthetic complaint you have about your teeth and give you a celeb-worthy smile in one procedure. The super-thin porcelain shields are customized in size, shape, color, and length and adhered to your upper front teeth to broaden, whiten, perfect, and beautify your smile. Veneers are incredibly strong, long-lasting, stain-resistant, and designed just for you.
A smile makeover is whatever you want it to be. One procedure, several procedures, it doesn’t matter where your dental changes fall on the spectrum. Any cosmetic dentistry treatments that add up to a new, beautiful smile qualify as a smile makeover. You and your Bethesda dentist will work together to determine what is just right for you.
Professional teeth whitening remains one of the most popular and effective cosmetic dentistry treatments available. If you are a qualified candidate for this procedure, professional-grade bleaching agents are used to remove surface stains and deep-down stains in the enamel to whiten the appearance of your smile by several shades.