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Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Cosmetic dental care brightens discolored teeth, protects damaged teeth, and closes gaps between teeth. Our cosmetic dentistry services in Annapolis, MD, include teeth whitening, dental bonding, and porcelain veneers. The goal of cosmetic dental care is to improve the appearance of the smile. However, meeting cosmetic goals can also improve patients’ dental health in the process. Learn more about cosmetic dental care in our office below.

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Q&A: Cosmetic Dentistry in Annapolis, MD

We welcome you to learn about the cosmetic dental services that we offer in Annapolis:

How can I whiten deep tooth stains?

Sometimes, deep tooth stains will not react to whitening treatment, even if a professional oversees that treatment. We will recommend dental bonding or porcelain veneers for patients with intrinsic stains. Intrinsic stains are stains within a tooth and occur when staining particles accumulate within the enamel. We can cover stained teeth with bonding treatment, which uses malleable material, or veneers, which are shell-like treatments bonded to the front of each tooth.

Does dental bonding look natural?

Tooth bonding treatment is color-matched to cover teeth and blend in with natural teeth. We also ensure that bonding material matches teeth if patients have a chip or crack in a tooth. Color-matching allows treated teeth to better blend in with the smile.

How long do dental veneers last?

With the right care, dental veneers can last for over 15 years. Brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist on a regular basis ensure that veneers last. We also recommend that patients avoid staining foods and beverages after veneer treatment to keep their teeth bright.

What are the benefits of veneers and bonding treatment?

Dental veneers offer:

  • Long-lasting results
  • Treatment for one or all teeth in the smile line
  • Brighter, whiter smiles

Alternatively, dental bonding provides:

  • Quick, efficient treatment
  • More economical care
  • Treatment for chips and gaps between teeth

While we recommend veneers to brighten more of the smile, dental bonding can be a great choice for dental injuries.

What causes tooth discoloration?

There are many common causes of yellow, discolored, or darkened tooth enamel:

  • Foods and beverages
  • Dental injuries
  • Medications or medical conditions
  • Genetics
  • Tobacco use

How do you maintain teeth whitening results?

Brushing and flossing are some of the best ways to keep your teeth bright after a teeth whitening treatment. A good oral hygiene routine removes surface stains and bacterial buildup. Avoiding foods and beverages that stain teeth, including tea, coffee, berries, tomato-based sauces, and wine, can also keep teeth white. Visiting the dentist twice a year can also help remove stains and keep your teeth clean.

Do you want a brighter smile? Call Wooddell and Passaro Dentistry at (410) 956-5555. You can also schedule a dental consultation with our team on our website. If you are interested in cosmetic treatment but want to know more about a specific treatment, please ask! We’re here to help you.