Cosmetic dental care can enhance the appearance of teeth. However, cosmetic treatment not only improves the look of the smile but the patient’s oral health as well. For example, patients who undergo teeth whitening treatments are more motivated to maintain their brilliant results. Brightening the tooth enamel helps patients maintain their oral hygiene routine. Additionally, patients who straighten their teeth with clear braces are less likely to develop bite problems or tooth and gum decay. It is easier for patients to clean bacteria from between straightened teeth. At Lighthouse Family Dentistry, we aim to provide dental services and treatments that address the look and health of teeth and gums. Dr. E. Taylor Meiser provides cosmetic dentistry services to patients at Lighthouse Family Dentistry in Annapolis, MD.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Annapolis, MD
Our cosmetic dental treatments can brighten, reshape, and realign the smile.
ClearCorrect is a comfortable and modern way for patients to straighten crooked and misaligned teeth. The invisible ClearCorrect aligners are removable, so patients can eat the foods they enjoy and properly brush and floss their teeth. Dr. Meiser recommends clear braces for patients with moderate orthodontic problems.
Dental veneers are thin shells typically made of porcelain ceramic. They cover the front of the tooth enamel to brighten a tooth, lengthen a short tooth, and straighten the appearance of slightly crooked teeth. In addition, we can ensure that veneers blend in with the shade of natural tooth enamel. Veneers also offer permanent treatment if cared for properly.
Dental bonding uses a biocompatible material to cover stained teeth, close gaps between teeth, and address areas of tooth damage. This quick treatment is molded onto one or more teeth and then color-matched to blend in with the smile.
Our office provides professional teeth whitening treatment to patients. Patients who want to see immediate results can receive in-office whitening treatment. We offer customized teeth whitening kits for our patients who want to brighten their smiles at home. Dr. Meiser can also help minimize tooth and gum sensitivity associated with tooth whitening for in-office and take-home treatments.
Cosmetic Dental FAQs
Do you want to learn more about cosmetic treatment? Read answers to common questions that many patients may have about our cosmetic services:
How can I whiten my deeply stained teeth?
Patients with deeply stained teeth or intrinsic stains often do not benefit from professional teeth whitening. Intrinsic stains are stains caused within the tooth, typically caused by an injury to the tooth. Dental bonding treatment and porcelain veneers can cover intrinsic stains. We will work with you to determine the best option for your specific needs.
Can I whiten porcelain veneers or bonded teeth?
No, patients cannot whiten their bonded teeth or porcelain veneers. This is because they are made of ceramic or biocompatible materials that do not respond to whitening treatment. Veneers and dental bonding benefit patients with deep tooth stains. Please let us know if you have an old cosmetic veneer or bonded teeth that have become discolored over time. Then, we can plan a replacement for you.
Which is better: dental veneers or tooth bonding?
Porcelain veneers and dental bonding treatment are similar in that they can both be used to cover stained and injured teeth. Neither treatment is better than the other; Dr. Meiser always reviews the needs and goals of his patients before choosing a cosmetic treatment. Dr. Meiser may recommend veneers for patients who are looking for a permanent treatment option that fully covers the tooth. However, dental bonding can address smaller chips and cracks and offers more economical treatment.
Request a Dental Appointment
Do you want to enhance your smile with cosmetic dental care? Contact our dental office today by calling 410-324-7287. You may also schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Meiser online today. Lighthouse Family Dentistry serves patients from Edgewater, Annapolis, and the surrounding areas.