Cosmetic dentistry is a type of dental care that addresses the smile’s aesthetics. When you have tooth damage, discoloration, or misalignment, you can revive the look of your smile with cosmetic care. Dr. Walter Mazzella uses high-quality materials and treatments to deliver brighter, straighter smiles. He also customizes cosmetic treatments for patients, so their results meet their needs and look as natural as possible. Dr. Mazzella’s dental office is in Woodstock but conveniently located near Ellicott City. Patients can benefit from his cosmetic dentistry services in Ellicott City, MD.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Ellicott City, MD
If you’re tired of feeling self-conscious or embarrassed of your smile, you can get the smile of your dreams with cosmetic dental care. Explore each of our cosmetic dental treatments:
Are you looking for a more comfortable way to straighten your smile? Invisalign is a convenient alternative to traditional braces for patients with mild orthodontic concerns. This treatment uses clear, custom-made aligners that gradually shift teeth into a more balanced position.
Invisalign offers these benefits to patients:
- Easy-to-clean aligners
- Lower risk of decay
- Fewer dietary restrictions
- More balanced bite
- Improved oral hygiene routine
Straightening your smile creates a more aesthetically pleasing look and improves oral health. Many patients with crooked or misaligned teeth can develop problems like temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). Imbalanced bites can create more pressure on the teeth and the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) that control biting and chewing. Over time, this pressure can lead to problems like teeth clenching and grinding, TMJ pain, and chronic headaches. Patients with crooked teeth may often find it challenging to clean their teeth properly. Once patients straighten their smiles, they can easily floss between each tooth and reach areas of the smile they couldn’t reach before.
Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain ceramic that we place on the front surface of teeth. Veneers can cover one or all of the teeth in the smile line. We use custom-made veneers crafted from porcelain materials to ensure they look as natural as possible. Dental veneers address:
- Gaps between teeth
- Damaged teeth
- Slightly crooked teeth
Veneers may be considered permanent because they require preparation. We prepare teeth for veneers by etching into the tooth enamel, ensuring that the veneers do not feel or look bulky. Patients committed to covering their teeth with lasting, natural-looking treatments are good candidates for veneers.
Dental bonding treatment benefits patients with minimal cosmetic damage, slightly crooked teeth, or discoloration. Tooth bonding treatment can:
- Create healthier-looking teeth
- Blend in with the natural tooth enamel
- Brighten stained or darkened teeth
Bonding offers efficient care for patients who want to fix chips, cracks, and fractures in their enamel. We color-match the bonding material to single teeth and ensure that the treated tooth matches adjacent teeth.
There are two main types of tooth stains, intrinsic and extrinsic:
- Intrinsic stains: These stains are created within the tooth. Some patients can have intrinsic stains if they hit their tooth and it darkens or if their pulp is affected by decay. If patients have intrinsic stains and their teeth do not react to teeth whitening treatment, we will recommend bonding or veneers.
- Extrinsic stains: These occur outside the tooth and affect the tooth’s surface. Staining from foods, drinks, tobacco use, or poor oral hygiene is extrinsic. Professional teeth whitening can address extrinsic stains.
Our in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments use whitening gel containing high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide. The active ingredients in the whitening gel penetrate the enamel, lifting stains and brightening yellow or darkened teeth.
Addressing All Your Cosmetic Needs
Do you have crooked teeth but also want to whiten your smile? We can provide multiple treatment options for you to achieve your smile goals. A smile makeover combines cosmetic dental treatments to address multiple aesthetic problems. Contact our office for an appointment, and Dr. Mazzella will meet with you for a consultation. Before recommending treatment, Dr. Mazzella will consider your budget, goals, and oral health needs. Once he ensures your candidacy for treatment, Dr. Mazzella will create a plan that includes each treatment.
Receive Cosmetic Dental Care in Ellicott City
See the difference that cosmetic dentistry can make for your smile. Call our dental office at (410) 559-9951 or schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Mazzella online. Don’t hesitate to contact our office if you have questions about your treatment options. We’re here to help you find the best treatment possible.