A flawless smile you’re proud to share is no longer out of your reach. At the Annapolis dental office of Dr. Barry Grosshandler, we provide a wide range of cosmetic dentistry solutions to transform your flawed teeth to picture-perfect smiles. Teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, gum recontouring, whatever your cosmetic dentistry goals, our team has the services you need to achieve the flawless results you desire. Contact our team to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation today.
Veneers are thin sheaths of dental grade porcelain affixed to the front facing surfaces of teeth to completely transform even the most flawed teeth into picture-perfect smiles. Numerous chips, cracks, stains, and gaps in the smile can be perfectly transformed with this one, simple cosmetic dentistry solution. The porcelain veneers treatment process is completed over the course of two treatment appointments. During the initial visit, we’ll numb the area around the teeth to be treated. Then, we’ll remove a small amount of surface tooth enamel. This allows the veneer to lay flat within the smile line. Once teeth are prepared, the dentist captures bite impressions that will be used by our dental lab to create your custom veneer. To protect your smile and allow you to get used to the look and feel of the veneers, we’ll place a temporary. Once we receive the custom crafted solution from our lab, you’ll return to our office to exchange the temporary for your flawless, custom porcelain veneers.
While restorations like dental crowns are typically thought of as restorative dentistry services, we may be able to use metal-free restorations to improve the cosmetic appearance of the smile. All-ceramic dental crowns are crafted to look just like your natural dental structures. We may use these metal-free restorations to improve the appearance of misshapen teeth, repair a severely damaged or discolored tooth, or correct the shape of the smile and the way the bite fits together. The treatment is completed over the course of two appointments in our Annapolis dental office. During the initial appointment, we prepare the tooth and design the metal-free restoration. A trusted dental lab will craft the restoration to meet our design. When we receive the custom crafted crown from the lab, you’ll return for us to place the metal-free restoration. In addition to looking like natural tooth structure, metal-free restorations are also the best treatment option for patients with allergies or sensitivities to metal.
Patients looking to correct a few, small cosmetic flaws with a simple, same-day treatment may want to consider direct bonding. Cosmetic bonding uses the same composite resin that is utilized for tooth-colored fillings. Rather than repairing decay or damage, the direct bonding procedure uses this quality material to address purely cosmetic flaws. Quick and comfortable, the entire procedure is completed in just one appointment and allows patients to maintain all of their healthy tooth structure.
A brighter smile is on almost every patient’s wish list. If you’re like many of our patients, you’ve likely tried one or more over the counter teeth whitening products with little to no effect on your smile. Our professional teeth whitening options provide predictable results up to ten shades brighter for many patients. Unlike store bought whiteners, professional teeth whitening treatments use higher doses of whitening agent and more effective application methods to ensure patients achieve their desired results.
When patients complain of a gummy smile or teeth that look stubby, the cosmetic solution they’re after may not have anything to do with their teeth. Instead, they may need to consider gum recontouring. This treatment is completed using our state-of-the-art soft-tissue laser. We reduce or reshape the gum line to create a flawless, even smile line. This treatment may also be recommended in preparation for dental crown placement where there is not adequate tooth structure to support the crown above the gum line.
A straighter, healthier smile doesn’t have to come as the result of months or years of treatment with metal brackets and wires. Instead, our Annapolis dentist and team offer effective orthodontic intervention using the Invisalign alignment tray system. Each set of clear, plastic aligners represents the position of teeth one step closer to the ideal result. When worn for about two weeks, the alignment trays place constant pressure on teeth moving them comfortably into their ideal position. Following the two weeks of adjustment, patients simply exchange their current set of alignment trays for the next set in the series. Because the aligners are removable, there’s no need to change your diet or oral hygiene routine. Instead, you can simply remove the Invisalign tray while eating or brushing. Then, simply replace the aligners. After about a year of treatment with just a few, short checkup visits in our office, you’ll have the flawless smile of your dreams.