COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Columbia Cosmetic Dentistry

Learn all about Columbia Cosmetic dentistry with Smile Savers. Cosmetic Dentistry is the use of dental treatment specifically to improve the look of one’s teeth. While dental treatments will often also improve the function of the teeth, the term “cosmetic dentistry” is used when the main purpose of the treatment is to improve one’s appearance. Cosmetic dentistry can have a profound impact on a person’s life. For a person who was once shy about showing their teeth, a beautiful new smile is a huge boost in self-confidence. The range of problems that can be corrected at Smile Savers Dentistry start at discolored, cracked or chipped teeth and go all the way to natural-looking replacements for missing teeth.

Dr. Daniel Stewart has a wide range of cosmetic dentistry available to the communities around Columbia, Maryland. More than twenty-five years of experience with dental restorations, cosmetic dentistry and other types of dental care means he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to every treatment you receive at our office. The goal of Smile Savers Dentistry is that you’re thrilled with the appearance of your teeth and don’t have any attention on your smile. 

Our cosmetic dentistry procedures include:
Invisalign Invisible Braces
Many people think that if they didn’t get their teeth straightened as a teenager, it’s too late when they’re an adult. With Invisalign, that’s not the case. At Smile Savers Dentistry, we have great success correcting crooked teeth with this innovative product.

Invisalign utilizes computer graphics technology to prepare a carefully adjusted series of clear teeth aligners for you. You will wear each transparent aligner for about two weeks and then it will be replaced by the next aligner you receive from us. You will probably have between 12 and 48 steps to your program, depending, of course, on how much correction you need. 

Dr. Stewart’s is a 2016 Premier Preferred Provider for Invisalign. Please listen to what some of our patients say about their experiences correcting their smiles with Invisalign.

Dental Implants 
Dental Implants are very similar to your natural teeth.  While initially more expensive, they offer a long lasting, cost effective solution to having a beautiful, functional smile & retaining the shape of your face. Traditional bridges do not offer a long term solution like implants, and although they may dental implants require adjustment, they are built to last a lifetime. Learn more about dental implants in Columbia, MD on our full length information page. 
Dental Implants
Veneers & Lumineers
When teeth are discolored, cracked or chipped, dental veneers (or “Lumineers,” a specific type of dental veneers) offer a fast resolution. Even teeth that are unevenly sized or spaced can be corrected. Veneers are porcelain shells that are adhered to the front of your teeth. The tooth itself must be healthy for this procedure to be successful.

Dental veneers are created specifically for your smile. With veneers, a thin layer of the front of the teeth is removed to make room for the new veneer. With Lumineers, the only treatment of the tooth itself is a mild etching to enable Lumineers to securely adhere to the front of the tooth. Both products have an excellent record of durability as well as lasting beauty.
Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is one of the fastest ways to improve the look of your smile. Stains, yellowing and discoloration can be addressed simply and easily. It’s amazing the change that a brighter white can make to your smile. 

We have selected the Venus White system for our patients as the best way to safely achieve whiter teeth. This is a system that you use at home, employing custom-made trays that we provide. The ingredients in the Venus White system also reduce sensitivity, protect tooth enamel and enhance the luster of your teeth. In just a week, your smile will be visibly whiter! Don't hesitate to contact our team with any questions you may have about teeth whitening in Columbia, MD
Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a very fast and simple way to repair damage to small areas of your teeth. Chips, minor irregularities of shape or spacing and other minor flaws can be corrected. Bonding fills in missing parts of your tooth or hides defects using tooth-colored composite resins (soft materials that are hardened to match the look and feel of your teeth). 

In dental bonding, the tooth will first be etched slightly so the resin will attach very firmly to it. Then the exact composite resin that matches your teeth will be added in layers until there is enough material to fix whatever flaw was being corrected. Dental drills are then used to give the new bonded material the perfect shape to match your other teeth. Finally, a little polishing finishes off the process.
Chipped & Cracked Tooth Repair
Columbia cosmetic dentistry allows you to smile with confidence. Often, people who have chipped or cracked teeth are self-conscious and avoid smiling or place one hand in front of their mouths when they smile. We believe life is too short not to smile as much as you can. There is a solution to this problem—consult with a dentist about improving your smile.  You need a consultation with a capable and experienced dentist who has a well-established practice. 

We can help you enhance your smile with the right cosmetic dental services. Our dentistry team in Columbia, MD can repair a chipped or cracked tooth. We can use the best method to your perfect smile. A skilled dentist can recommend a number of treatments to disguise chipped or broken teeth, such as dental veneers or bonding.

A veneer hides that chip or crack with an ultrathin porcelain shell. This shell covers the top surface of a healthy tooth to camouflage that imperfection. It takes three visits to get your veneer. The first is a consultation where you talk with the dentist about your concerns. The dentist examines your mouth to make sure this is the best solution for your chipped tooth.
At the second visit, the dentist removes enamel and makes an impression of your tooth to send to a lab. At the third visit when your veneer is ready, your dentist checks the fit and color and then uses a dental cement, so the veneer adheres to your tooth. That veneer covers the chip for a flawless smile.

Lumineers are a brand of veneers that are thinner than regular veneers, as well as translucent. These are so thin that no enamel needs to be removed. Instead, the dentist does a little bit of etching to rough up the tooth’s surface to make it easier for the Lumineer to adhere. 

Bonding is another dental procedure for repairing a chipped tooth. In this treatment, the bonding material is applied to the surface of your tooth to fill in the flaw, whether chip or crack. What happens during this treatment is the dentist roughs up the surface of your tooth, puts on a conditioning liquid, and applies the resin. Then, the material is shaped to cover the imperfection with a special light to harden the bonding material. Your tooth is trimmed, shaped, and polished for a flawless appearance.

Take the time to check out the credentials of a dentist you choose for veneers or bonding. Look for a dentist who takes continuing education, belongs to professional associations, and has positive patient reviews. Dr. Daniel Stewart of Smile Savers Family Dentistry in Columbia, Maryland, meets all these criteria, so call him for a consultation about cosmetic dental services.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Ellicott City, MD
If you’re interested in improving the appearance of your smile, contact Smile Savers Dentistry to find out how we can help using one of our Columbia Cosmetic Dentistry options. Call us to set up an appointment or set an appointment online.

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