At Annapolis Dental Associates, we offer the cosmetic dentistry procedures Anne Arundel residents need for a beautiful, healthy smile. Our goal is to ensure every patient can smile with confidence.
Porcelain veneers are a thin porcelain shell that adheres to the surface of the teeth. These veneers are ideal for fixing the shape and coloring of the teeth, giving the illusion of the perfect smile.
Cosmetic bonding is a simple process of bonding tooth coloured resins to the tooth to improve its appearance. This cosmetic dental treatment is suggested to reshape chipped tooth, decayed tooth, discoloured tooth and to fill gaps between teeth. Unlike dental veneers cosmetic bonding does not require mould and can be performed in a single visit. The process is minimally invasive. Shade guides are used by cosmetic dentists to match the colour of resin with tooth colour. Care should be taken not to bite on hard items such as nails or pens. Smoking cigarettes consumption of dark coloured fluids like tea, coffee and cola can discolour the resin so these practices should be avoided.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Silver fillings still have their place in Anne Arundel, but they are no longer necessary. If you need fillings in a more visible location in your mouth, tooth colored fillings can be the ideal option to fill in those cavities. These fillings come in a variety of shades to best match your natural tooth color.
Another option for fixing holes in the teeth is porcelain inlays/onlays. These alternatives to typical fillings can be shaped to match the overall shape of the teeth, giving the illusion that your tooth is still in its natural state.
Discoloring is a serious problem that affects many people. Colas, tea, coffee and smoking can all have a negative impact on the coloring of your teeth. Teeth whitening procedures can lighten the shade of your teeth so you can smile with confidence again.
Annapolis patients can choose all-porcelain crowns to cover teeth that have problems beyond what fillings can correct. These crowns are shaped to fit properly in the patient’s mouth and are difficult to differentiate from the surrounding natural teeth.