Cosmetic Dentistry

Smile Loft Branch Ave

General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Camp Springs, MD

If your smile isn’t everything you want it to be, it can affect your confidence and attitude. The dental care experts at Smile Loft Branch Ave. in Camp Springs, Maryland, can revise your smile with several techniques designed to improve the appearance of your teeth and, in some cases, strengthen and repair damage. Call the office today, or book an appointment online.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Any procedure that addresses the appearance of your smile can be considered cosmetic, but it’s not necessarily a separate consideration from therapeutic dentistry. For example, composite resin fillings are commonly used anywhere in the mouth to repair cavities. There’s usually less drilling needed into healthy tooth tissue, and because resin fillings are tooth-colored, they address the cosmetic appearance of teeth that are visible when you open your mouth.

The appearance of your teeth can say a lot about you, from color and shape to proportion and placement, and cosmetic dentistry techniques can adjust each of these aspects. The professionals at Smile Loft Branch Ave. can help you take charge of your smile.

What are some of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures?

Teeth whitening is perhaps the most commonly requested cosmetic procedure. In-office whitening, using professional grade peroxide gels, offer the quickest way to whiten your teeth several shades brighter in a single session.

The composite resin material used for tooth-colored fillings can also build up natural teeth to fill gaps or as an overlay on a tooth to smooth its appearance. These resins chemically mesh with tooth enamel, creating a tight bond.

Dr. Priya Patel is an expert with the Invisalign® system, ideal for straightening teeth, spacing crowded teeth, and closing tooth gaps. Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners are removable and, as the name implies, are virtually invisible when you’re wearing them.

Veneers are porcelain additions to your teeth’s front surfaces that can adjust the shape and proportion of your teeth, as well as add support to worn and damaged teeth. Crowns, also known as caps, fully encase your teeth and can add substantial strength to broken and fractured teeth.

Your natural teeth may be suited to reshaping and contouring, depending on the desired result and health of your teeth.

Which cosmetic procedures are best for me?

Choosing a procedure, or combinations of procedures, depends largely on your cosmetic goals and expectations. Consulting with the dentists at Smile Loft Branch Ave. can help you shape your vision because they can explain what procedures suit your plan and what you can reasonably expect for results.