Do you have a healthy smile but want to work on the aesthetics of your teeth? We can help. Cosmetic dental care focuses on the smile’s appearance and can address crooked, discolored, and injured teeth. Dr. Stan Nova is a cosmetic dentist who services patients in Gaithersburg, MD.
He can offer multiple cosmetic services to provide a smile makeover. Smile makeovers completely restore the look and function of the smile. A smile makeover can use a combination of cosmetic treatments to straighten and brighten the smile.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Gaithersburg, MD
Our cosmetic dental treatments enhance the natural smile and help increase patients’ confidence in their oral health:
This alternative to traditional metal braces uses clear trays to gently realign teeth. SureSmile is a great treatment for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic problems. Because the SureSmile aligners are clear, they are discreet. Patients can also remove aligners to eat, drink, brush, and floss. To learn more about how SureSmile Aligners can align your smile, see SureSmile.
Dental veneers are ultra-thin shells that we place on the front of the tooth enamel. Veneers can treat gaps between teeth, crooked teeth, and discolored teeth. They offer longer-lasting treatment than dental bonding, a similar cosmetic alternative. To learn more about how porcelain veneers can improve the function and aesthetics of your smile, see Porcelain Veneers.
Tooth bonding is a quicker alternative to veneers for patients with smaller cosmetic imperfections. The bonding material is malleable and can cover chips, cracks, and breaks in the tooth enamel. We can also cover single discolored or crooked teeth with bonding material. To learn more about how dental bonding can improve your smile, see Dental Bonding.
KöR teeth whitening uses in-office and take-home treatments to effectively brighten teeth. Although KöR uses a series of treatments over several months, many patients receive better results with more extensive treatment. Unlike store-bought solutions, many professional whitening treatments can deliver brighter teeth with more effective active ingredients. To learn more about how teeth whitening can brighten your smile, see Teeth Whitening.
Why Cosmetic Dentistry?
Many people think that cosmetic dentistry is only for aesthetic purposes. It does improve the overall look of your smile, but it also can benefit your oral health. Underlying oral health issues cause many cosmetic problems. We want to focus on treating those oral health issues so that we can address the oral health issues and also give you a smile you’re proud of. One of the best examples of this is crooked teeth.
When patients come to our office complaining about crooked teeth, they’re usually unhappy about how their smile looks. But crooked teeth cause many oral health issues. Crooked teeth are usually cramped and come together at odd angles, making them harder to clean than straight teeth. Even our specialized dental tools can struggle to clean your teeth properly. You’re at high risk for tooth decay and gum disease, even if you do everything right in your oral healthcare routine.
Having crooked teeth makes your bite uneven. When your bite comes together, the pressure of it distributes evenly throughout all of your teeth. When your bite is uneven, some teeth take on more pressure than others. They wear down faster and are more susceptible to chipping or breaking. These teeth need extra attention in the future in the form of restorative dentistry solutions.
One of the top causes of TMJ disorders is an uneven bite. The jaw joint doesn’t track smoothly because your teeth don’t come together properly. It breaks down the joint and strains the muscles and ligaments that help it move. You experience pain and tension throughout the face, head, and neck; your jaw may pop and click when using it. This progresses to the restricted use of your jaw, which may get caught in certain positions.
Cosmetic Dental FAQs
Do you have further questions about our cosmetic dentistry services? Continue reading to find answers to frequently asked questions in our office.
Can I whiten bonded teeth or porcelain veneers?
No, you cannot use teeth whitening treatments to whiten veneers or bonded teeth. Veneers and dental bonding treatments can address tooth stains and discoloration. However, if you have old veneers or bonding treatments, we can replace them with a new cosmetic treatment.
How do dental veneers compare to tooth bonding treatment?
Porcelain veneers last longer than bonding treatment with tooth-colored shells that fully cover the front of the enamel. Dental bonding treatment offers a quick alternative to veneers that can address small tooth damage or discoloration areas. Although bonding treats a smaller area of the smile, it is a more economical option for patients.
Is SureSmile the same as Invisalign?
Although SureSmile and Invisalign use clear aligners to straighten teeth, they offer slight differences. We recommend SureSmile aligners for patients who have more complex orthodontic needs but do not want to wear metal braces.
Invisalign can straighten crooked or misaligned teeth. However, SureSmile addresses problems like overbites, overbites, and crossbites. SureSmile aligners have added customizations for rubber bands and other attachments.
How long is Invisalign treatment?
Patients are different, so their treatment time will vary based on their needs. However, patients can generally complete Invisalign treatment within a year to 18 months. It can take longer for patients to complete Invisalign if they have more moderate orthodontic problems.
When will I see the results from the KöR teeth whitening treatment?
Patients will see a brighter smile several weeks after they begin treatment. In addition, results can last for many months and even years. KöR is an effective option for patients because it uses custom trays that create a tight seal around teeth. This whitening option also uses a high concentration of active ingredients like hydrogen peroxide.
Enhance Your Natural Smile
Are you interested in making over your smile? Contact Nova Dental for cosmetic dental treatment at (240) 226-1482. You may also request a dental consultation with our team on our website. Our dental office serves patients in Gaithersburg, Owings Mills, and the surrounding areas.