InsCosmetic treatments are often the final step to full smile makeovers. Sometimes this includes changing the size, shape, and color of damaged or discolored teeth. Restorative treatments remove an infection, replace missing teeth, and fix the structure of teeth and gums.
After receiving restorative care, our patients can cover cosmetic blemishes or whiten their smiles with our cosmetic dental services. Additionally, improving your smile can increase your confidence and reverse the effects of aging on your smile.
Dr. Keith Boenning and Dr. Nathan Dancykier are experienced prosthodontists and dentists in Towson. They enjoy helping patients receive healthier and brighter smiles. They work with individual patients to examine their smiles and find the source of their dental problems.
Dr. Boenning and Dr. Dancykier welcome all patient questions and will be happy to clarify the treatment process for your specific needs. Receiving care with Dr. Boenning and Dr. Dancykier will prevent future tooth damage or discoloration from getting worse over time. Furthermore, patients who get cosmetic dental treatments are more likely to maintain their oral hygiene. Addressing cosmetic dental problems improves your dental health.
Cosmetic Dentistry Options
We provide multiple cosmetic solutions for patients with discolored and damaged teeth. Dr. Boenning and Dr. Dancykier help patients choose treatments based on their specific needs, budget, and goals. They will also address any oral health conditions before treatment planning.
Addressing problems like gum disease, tooth decay, and failing teeth ensures the best results. If you want a brighter smile or want to fix your teeth, Dr. Boenning or Dr. Dancykier may recommend one of the options below.
Quality porcelain dental veneers are a good option for patients with dull, yellow, or damaged teeth. Our veneers are made of thin porcelain ceramic shells and blend in with the rest of your smile. Because porcelain veneers reflect light, they look like natural teeth.
Patients who have chips and cracks in one or more of their teeth can benefit from dental bonding. Your dentist will apply the tooth bonding material and then mold it into the proper shape onto the teeth. This will restore the tooth structure. We always make sure that patients are able to bite normally with the bonding material on their teeth so that they feel comfortable every day.
Teeth Whitening Treatment
In-office teeth whitening can enhance teeth with simple and complex stains. Our dentists use professional bleaching gel that they can use inside the tooth or on the tooth enamel. Patients may receive dental whitening in just one visit to our Towson dental office. Quick tooth whitening treatment also benefits patients who are going to special events like graduations, birthdays, and weddings.
Can cosmetic dentistry fix crooked teeth?
Cosmetic dental bonding can painlessly and quickly correct uneven or crooked teeth. Your dentist will apply a composite resin to the front of the affected teeth, allowing the dentist to reshape your smile. This treatment is ideal for closing gaps between teeth, reshaping them, or even correcting discolored teeth.
Can cosmetic dentistry fix an overbite?
Yes. Cosmetic dentistry procedures can help to fix an overbite. Orthodontic treatment options may include braces and clear aligners. Braces and clear aligners gradually move the teeth into a more ideal position over time. Your dentist or orthodontist can use porcelain veneers and dental bonding to reshape the teeth and close gaps to reduce an overbite. It is important to consult with your dentist or orthodontist to determine the best course of treatment for your case.
Does insurance pay for cosmetic dentistry?
Many dental insurance plans do not cover cosmetic dentistry procedures. Insurance companies usually consider cosmetic dentistry procedures elective or not medically necessary. Some insurance plans, however, may offer limited coverage for certain procedures if they deem them medically necessary. It is best to check with your insurance provider to see what types of coverage your plan includes.
Are porcelain veneers permanent?
Porcelain veneers are not a permanent solution. Your dentist may need to replace them at some point in the future due to wear or damage. On average, porcelain veneers can last for 10 to 15 years. However, with the proper care and maintenance, your porcelain veneers may last longer. In order to help extend the life of your veneers, it is important to practice good oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing.
How painful is dental bonding?
Tooth bonding is generally not a painful procedure. Most patients report only minor discomfort or no discomfort at all. Depending on the extent of the bonding, some mild sensitivity may be present for the first few days post-treatment due to enamel removal. However, you can usually manage any pain or discomfort with over-the-counter pain relievers.
Are the results of teeth whitening permanent?
Teeth whitening results are not permanent. The effects of teeth whitening may last for several months to a few years. Factors such as the individual’s diet, oral hygiene habits, and lifestyle will determine how long they will last. To maintain the results of teeth whitening, it is important to practice good oral hygiene and avoid foods and drinks that can stain the teeth.
Receive Cosmetic Dental Care Today
Do you want to know more about your cosmetic dental options? Schedule a dental exam and appointment with one of our dentists today on our website to receive a brighter and more beautiful smile. You can also call our Towson, Maryland dental office at 410.324.2294. Our office also serves dental patients from Timonium and surrounding areas. We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment.