Cosmetic Dentistry in Rockville
A confident smile can open doors for you, and few things can match the boost that comes from loving your smile. Even when we take good care of our smile, most of us still have something that we wish we could change. Fortunately, there are several simple and effective ways to enhance your smile with cosmetic dentistry. At Potomac Dental Clinic, we help our patients achieve their ideal smile through cosmetic dental services.
Dr. Sajjadi combines dental science with an artistic hand to create customized cosmetic enhancements that are unique and flattering to you. Find out what we can do for your smile when you schedule a consultation at our Rockville, MD practice today!
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Cosmetic Services We Offer
Whether you want to deal with yellow teeth from years of stains or say goodbye to tooth gaps, our cosmetic dentist can help you do all this and more. Schedule a consultation or discuss your smiles' aesthetics during your next visit.
Dr. Sajjadi has helped countless patients achieve amazing smiles with our cosmetic dental services. We can enhance your smile through the following options:
Bonding for Fast, Effective Smile Enhancements
One of the simplest yet most effective smile enhancements is bonding. We use a moldable composite resin to shape a tooth, covering a broad range of cosmetic issues. Chipped teeth, gaps, and discolored enamel are just a few things bonding is used to correct.
One of the most beneficial aspects of bonding is the ease of application. Since bonding molds into place, it can be done in a single visit. First, the front of the tooth is etched slightly to help the bonding hold in place. The dentist then shapes the tooth-colored composite into place, making it look natural and flattering. Then, we harden the resin with a special light.
For stains that don’t respond to whitening treatment, bonding is a quick and effective alternative. Bonding is matched to the color of your nearby teeth to recreate a natural appearance. The treatment can be done in a single visit and can last 8-12 years on average.
Total Smile Transformations with Veneers
For even more reliable enhancements, veneers have a lot to offer. Each one is a custom-made porcelain shell designed to fit over your most visible teeth, concealing cosmetic flaws and providing a flattering smile aesthetic. Your custom veneers can last 10-15 years with proper care.
What Do Veneers Correct?
Veneers have multiple applications and are one of the most versatile cosmetic options. We can provide veneers for:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Worn teeth
- Teeth that are too small
- Gaps between teeth
- Minor misalignment
- Severe stains and discoloration
Professional Teeth Whitening for a Dazzling Smile
Discolored teeth can be dealt with quickly thanks to professional teeth whitening. While whitening toothpaste and similar over-the-counter products may be good for touchups, cosmetic whitening can eliminate years of stains. As the simplest and least invasive option for brightening your smile, this is the go-to cosmetic treatment for many people. A single session can lift years’ worth of stains left behind by coffee, soda, spaghetti sauce, dark berries, and tobacco use.
What if I Need Teeth Restored?
Until recently, restorations were always very noticeable, such as metal fillings and gold crowns. Fortunately, you now have more aesthetic alternatives, so you can achieve a smile that feels great and looks just as good.
Composite Fillings for Discreet Protection
Like bonding, cosmetic fillings use composite resin, which blends seamlessly into the tooth for beauty and protection. These cosmetic fillings also bond well to the tooth and fit into small spaces, allowing us to preserve more of your enamel when placing the filling.
Protect Your Teeth with Porcelain Crowns, Inlays and Onlays
Crowns cover the entire tooth to protect and strengthen them in cases of damage and decay. What makes porcelain the cosmetic material of choice is that it mimics the luster and translucence of dental enamel. You get a natural appearance and a strong, long-lasting restoration.
Inlays and onlays are a conservative approach to cosmetic restorations because they do not remove healthy enamel. They rebuild function to a decayed or damaged tooth that a filling cannot. Color-matched material gives these restorations a cosmetic appeal with strength and durability to reinforce a healthy bite.
Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants
Dental implants are a popular treatment for replacing teeth, and it isn’t hard to see why. No other restoration comes as close to replacing the entire tooth like implants. The implant post is biocompatible titanium that fuses with the jaw bone, becoming a permanent replacement of both the root and the crown.
Dental implants will support cosmetic prosthetic teeth such as single crowns, bridges, and full or partial dentures to give you the most advanced results available. Our dental team works with a skilled oral surgeon who places the implant, while we create and add your custom restoration.
Invisalign for Straighter, Healthier Smiles
Having straight teeth can make your smile more attractive, but did you know that there are health benefits to it as well? A straighter smile means a stronger bite, less wear on teeth, easier brushing and flossing, and less risk of a cavity.
If you have mild to moderate alignment issues, Invisalign can help you straighten your teeth conveniently and discreetly. As a clear, removable alternative to traditional braces, this cosmetic orthodontic treatment can transform your smile without disrupting your daily life.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign helps to guide your teeth from their current position into a healthier alignment. While braces use tension to pull teeth, Invisalign uses a series of carefully designed custom trays that apply gentle pressure and direct teeth into the desired alignment.
Who Can Wear Invisalign?
Although many can benefit from Invisalign, not everyone is a good candidate. We recommended them for mild to moderate cases of crowding, gaps, and crooked teeth. However, more complex cases of underbites, overbites, and teeth erupted out of place may require more intensive treatment.
Invisalign trays must be worn for at least 22 hours each day to achieve successful results. Since this requires a lot of discipline, we only recommend Invisalign to adults and responsible older teens.
5 Bad Habits to Ditch When Wearing Invisalign
Some habits are more harmful than others, but if you want your orthodontic treatment to succeed, consider giving these bad habits the boot.
- Smoking: Tobacco use comes with various health problems, especially for your gums, which can inhibit or undo orthodontic treatment. It also stains your aligners, making your teeth look brown and unclean.
- Nail-biting: Chewing on your nails is already bad for your teeth, and it can also damage your aligners.
- Frequent Snacking: While you can eat whenever and whatever you like, you’ll need to brush your teeth before putting your aligners back on. This could be frustrating to do often, and you may be tempted to skip it.
- Clenching Your Teeth: The pressure of clenching and grinding can warp aligners and negatively impact your orthodontic results.
- Using Your Teeth as Tools: Like nail-biting and clenching, using your teeth to cut or tear is bad for aligners, so reach for a good pair of scissors instead!
Achieve Your Best Smile and Optimal Oral Health
At Potomac Dental Clinic, we love helping you feel great about your oral health. If there’s something about your smile you’d like to change, we have the cosmetic dental care you need. Contact our Rockville office and schedule your appointment today!
CALL US: (301) 984-4040 REQUEST APPOINTMENT