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Cosmetic Dentistry Silver Spring, MD

Everyone should feel great about their smile! Cosmetic dentistry applies to a range of dental treatments that can enhance the appearance of your smile. Our patients trust the experience of Dr. Dechter and Dr. Moy. We believe in the value of a complete approach to your dental care. We offer cosmetic dentistry services in our Silver Spring, MD, dental office.

A cosmetic dentistry treatment should meet your aesthetic goals and support your long-term oral health. We take a complete approach to your needs. Before treatment, we look at all aspects of your smile and how it functions. Our dentists take the time to evaluate each patient’s dental health and the overall aesthetics of their smile.

With today’s advances in dental technology, cosmetic dental procedures are more effective and affordable than ever before. Our skilled cosmetic dentists help you get the results you desire with treatments like teeth whitening and veneers. We will get to know your personal dental concerns to provide the most personalized dental treatments possible. Our office ensures the best, most healthy results for your oral health.

The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dental care offers many advantages:

  • Enhances your smile.
  • Boosts your self-confidence.
  • Corrects crooked or misaligned teeth.
  • Whitens and brightens your teeth.
  • Fixes chipped or cracked teeth.
  • Closes gaps between teeth.
  • Improves oral health.
  • Replaces missing teeth.
  • Restores the appearance of worn teeth.
  • Provides a youthful look to your face.

While many patients focus on the benefits of their smile’s appearance, cosmetic care can also benefit oral health. After you get a straighter smile, you can easily clean between each tooth.  After you get a whiter smile, you want to prevent further stains from affecting your teeth. As a result, you may brush or floss more thoroughly.

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Cosmetic Dentistry in Silver Spring, MD: What Are Your Options?

Treatment planning is essential to address your smile goals. Dr. Dechter or Dr. Moy will meet with you to create a personalized cosmetic treatment plan. As part of your dental exam, we will look for problems that could impact the longevity of your results. Cosmetic treatments need a healthy and stable oral health foundation, so we will address dental issues first.

Our office may recommend treatments for cavities, gum disease, and signs of tooth decay. Then, we will begin treatment. We use state-of-the-art technology to customize care to your needs. Our treatment options can change the color, shape, and overall appearance of your teeth.

After we meet with you, our cosmetic dentist will suggest the best options based on your concerns. These cosmetic

treatments can enhance your smile:

Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening at our dental office will brighten your natural tooth color in one to two visits. If you’re looking for an increase in confidence or just brighter teeth, professional teeth whitening could be a great option for you.

This relatively affordable cosmetic procedure can help lighten and remove surface stains without causing discomfort or damage. Teeth whitening procedures will not change the color of fillings or crowns.

We provide professional in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments to brighten our patient’s smiles. Each method of professional teeth whitening treatment is different. However, each comes with brilliant results.

Professionally whitening teeth leads to more effective results compared to store-bought toothpaste, strips, and whitening gel. To learn more about our teeth whitening treatments, visit Tooth whitening.

Tooth Bonding

Dental bonding can close the gap between two front teeth, or cover deep stains that teeth whitening can’t fix. Like veneers, tooth bonding addresses chips, cracks, and other injuries.

We will also color-match the dental bonding composite resin to natural teeth. Similar to how we match tooth-colored fillings. With tooth bonding, our patients can fix their tooth imperfections with results that blend in seamlessly. To learn about our dental bonding procedure, visit tooth bonding.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers can cover misshapen, discolored, or damaged teeth, and reshape uneven teeth. Crafted from porcelain materials, our veneers are thin shells that cover the front of the tooth enamel. Veneers are permanent restorations for patients with injured or stained teeth. In addition, dental veneers are stain-resistant and can keep your teeth bright for years to come.

Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to improve the look of your teeth. We customize them to fit over your existing front teeth. Veneers cover up any staining, chips, and gaps. We can even use them to reshape a short and misshapen tooth.

Veneers provide a more conservative alternative to crowns and require minimal removal of tooth enamel. Despite their thin appearance, they are strong and often last for many years with proper care. To learn about your veneer options for chipped or cracked teeth, visit Porcelain veneers.

Clear Aligners

You can straighten your teeth without braces. Our customized clear aligners can gradually and gently shift your teeth into place over time. Unlike traditional braces, the aligners are discreet and comfortable. They are a popular choice among teens and adults.

The best part about clear aligners is that you can remove them when it’s time to brush and floss, even during meals. So you don’t have to compromise on routine oral hygiene. With metal braces, you can find it hard to clean between brackets and wires.

Clear aligners are best for mild to moderate crooked teeth. Visit Clear Aligners to learn more about our options.

Dental Crowns

Tooth crowns are ceramic caps that can cover dental implants, tooth damage, and deep tooth stains. They are durable and look just like natural teeth. Our office can color-match them to blend in with your natural tooth enamel.

We can provide you with same-day dental crowns using CEREC technology in our Silver Spring dentist office. That means we take impressions of your teeth sent to a computer. Then, we use computer software to create a model of your crown. We design the crown to our specifications and then send it to a milling machine.

To learn more about our same-day crown services, visit Dental Crowns.

Dental Implants

Although a restorative dental procedure, dental implants still improve the look of your smile. This dental restoration fills in the spaces that missing teeth leave behind. Dental implants are a great investment to maintain your oral health and facial structure.

The success rate of dental implants is incredibly high. Once they fully fuse with your jawbone, you cannot distinguish them from your healthy natural teeth. Patients can enjoy their perfect-fitting teeth that look and feel natural. Unlike dentures, you do not need specialized cleaning or replacement every few years.

The restoration process gives you a permanent improvement that lasts up to two decades with the proper care. If you invest in dental implants, you can regain confidence in your overall appearance. To learn about our dental implant services, visit Dental implants.

How Much is Cosmetic Treatment?

Because cosmetic treatments are elective, insurance companies will not cover the cost of care. However, Dr. Dechter and Moy work with Care Credit and Lending Club to manage treatment costs. These third-party financial companies provide loans or allow you to pay over time.

What is a Smile Makeover?

If you have multiple cosmetic concerns, we may recommend a smile makeover. During a smile makeover, we use different dental treatments to improve the way your smile looks. We can fix crooked teeth, whiten discolored teeth, or replace missing ones. We offer Invisalign to straighten teeth, veneers to give you a Hollywood-style smile, or dental implants to fill in gaps.

A smile makeover can treat these issues:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Tooth stains
  • Chipped and cracked teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Missing teeth

Your cosmetic treatment plan includes one or several of our cosmetic treatments. At your consultation, we will present all options, explain the costs, and what to expect. We will also answer all your questions so you can make an informed choice about your dental care.

You can work with our dentists to create a personalized plan that targets exactly what you want to change. It may take several visits to get the smile that you love. Our dentists will choose the best cosmetic options to create a straighter, brighter, and fuller smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have answers to some of your most frequently asked questions about cosmetic dentistry treatments.

Does teeth whitening cause sensitivity?

Teeth whitening can cause temporary sensitivity. Many patients experience some discomfort during or after treatment. It happens because whitening opens tiny pores in your enamel, exposing nerve endings. This sensitivity usually fades within a few days. Moreover, we can provide desensitizing treatments and recommend special toothpaste to manage discomfort.

Can I get porcelain veneers with missing teeth?

Porcelain veneers can’t replace missing teeth. However, they can work alongside other treatments. We often combine veneers with implants or bridges to restore a complete smile. Veneers enhance the appearance of existing teeth, while implants or bridges replace missing ones. This combination approach creates a uniform, attractive result.

Can clear aligners fix an overbite?

Clear aligners can effectively correct mild to moderate overbites. They gradually shift your teeth and jaw into proper alignment. For severe overbites, traditional braces or additional orthodontic devices might be necessary. We’ll assess your specific case to determine if clear aligners are suitable.

Do clear aligners hurt?

Clear aligners can cause some discomfort, especially when starting a new set. This discomfort is usually mild and temporary, as the aligners apply pressure to move your teeth. Most patients adjust to the sensation within a few days. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help minimize any initial soreness. Moreover, regular wear helps minimize discomfort over time.

Does bonding stain easily?

Dental bonding can stain teeth more easily than natural teeth and other dental materials. The composite resin dentists use in bonding is more porous. This makes it more susceptible to discoloration from foods, drinks, and smoking. Regular brushing and professional cleanings help maintain the color. We also recommend avoiding staining substances for the first 48 hours after bonding.
Can you get dental implants after having dentures?

Absolutely! Many patients switch from dentures to implants. Implants offer a more stable, permanent solution. We’ll assess your jaw bone density, as long-term denture use can lead to bone loss. Sometimes, we need to perform bone grafts before implant placement. 

Schedule A Cosmetic Consultation

Ready to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry near you? Discover how the right treatment can solve your dental concerns and give you a beautiful smile at Dechter and Moy Dentistry.

Schedule a thorough dental exam at our dental office for cosmetic dentistry services in Wheaton and Silver Spring, MD. Begin the process for more beautiful, healthy, and comfortable teeth and gums. Contact us at (301) 508-9755 or schedule an appointment online.

If you have questions about your cosmetic options, let us know at your next visit. We will personalize care to your smile.