Cosmetic dentistry is a type of dental service that can enhance the appearance of teeth. Adding to the tooth structure, straightening crooked teeth, and brightening the smile achieve beautiful, long-lasting smiles. Dr. Denise Halliburton helps her patients identify their cosmetic goals and determine which cosmetic dental solution aligns well with their needs.
Cosmetic dental care can also improve a patient’s oral health. For example, straighter teeth are easier to clean. Crooked and misaligned teeth are more prone to problems like tooth decay or gum disease. This is because it is hard to reach areas where bacteria can build up over time. Additionally, patients who undergo teeth whitening treatment are also more motivated to maintain their results with good oral hygiene.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Ellicott City, MD
Our cosmetic dental care enhances the natural aesthetics of the smile:
Clear Invisalign aligners are used in pairs to gradually realign crooked teeth. Compared to traditional metal braces, clear Invisalign aligners are a more comfortable orthodontic treatment option. Invisalign aligners can also be removed so patients may thoroughly clean their teeth and enjoy the foods they love.
Our dental veneers are crafted from porcelain ceramic. Porcelain ceramic is a durable material that blends in with the smile for a natural-looking end result. We bond dental veneers to the front of teeth to cover discoloration and damage. Veneers are a long-lasting option that restores balance to the smile.
Like porcelain veneers, tooth bonding is used to address tooth damage and discoloration. However, dental bonding uses a biocompatible material that is sculpted onto prepared teeth. Once the material is in the correct shape and shade, it is cured to the tooth enamel. Dental bonding is a more economical treatment than porcelain veneers but may require repairs over time.
Teeth whitening treatment overseen by a dental professional creates high-quality, long-lasting results. We provide take-home teeth whitening treatment that is professionally formulated to erase years of tooth stains. In our office, we take dental impressions that are used to create whitening trays. These trays conform to the teeth and evenly whiten each tooth for the best results.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Read answers to frequently asked questions that many patients have about our cosmetic dentistry services:
Does insurance cover cosmetic dentistry?
Insurance does not typically cover cosmetic dental care if it is non-essential. However, we do offer an in-house insurance plan as an option for anyone without dental insurance. Our office works with patients so they can determine which procedures are covered by their dental insurance.
How do porcelain veneers compare to dental bonding?
Although tooth bonding and dental veneers treat similar cosmetic issues, they differ in price and longevity. Dental veneers are made of durable and stain-resistant porcelain ceramic. They may cost more upfront but usually last longer with fewer repairs. Tooth bonding is a more economical option than dental veneers but does not offer permanent results. Our team will determine the right treatment for you after an examination and consultation.
Can tooth bonding and dental veneers whiten teeth?
Yes, dental bonding and porcelain veneers are an option for patients who have single discolored teeth or deep tooth stains. Sometimes, patients have intrinsic stains that cannot be treated with whitening treatments. Intrinsic tooth stains are stains often caused by injury and found in the inner layer of the enamel. A dental veneer or bonding material cured to stained teeth can whiten the smile according to the specifications of each patient.
Schedule a Dental Consultation
Do you want to enhance your natural smile? Try our cosmetic dental treatments. Request a dental appointment with Dr. Halliburton on our website. You can also contact Halliburton Family Dentistry by calling 443.232.0656. Our office serves patients from Ellicott City, Elkridge, Columbia, and other areas of Howard County, Maryland. Let our team know if you have any remaining questions or concerns. They will be glad to help you.