Improving Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

Improving Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
Posted on 07/04/2018
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Every smile has the potential to be perfect, and with the help of the advanced cosmetic dental treatments that we offer here at the office of Dr. Christian Johnson, we can unlock that potential. If you have a smile that feels incomplete, damaged, or stained, we can restore it to its former brilliance. Here are just some ways that cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile to make you feel more confident and free of the constant worries about how your teeth look.

Covering Up Crack & Chips

Even the smallest cracks or chips in a tooth seem to leave a gap that can draw your attention whenever you smile, which may result in you hiding your smile when you’re talking, eating, or taking pictures. With cosmetic dentistry, there are many ways that Dr. Johnson can make those cracks or chips disappear. With dental bonding, we can fill in the crack in your tooth or restore the part of your tooth that was chipped off by using a special composite that will bond to your healthy tooth and replicate the look and feeling of your natural tooth. Porcelain veneers are also a viable option, using thin, custom-made porcelain shells that are placed over the tooth to completely cover up any imperfection.

Erasing Unsightly Stains

Teeth staining can be caused by a variety of foods such as coffee or wine, or due to the natural wearing down of your enamel over time. For stains caused by pigment seeping down into your enamel, professional teeth whitening treatment uses a special whitening solution to penetrate your enamel and clear away those stains, leaving you with a brilliant white smile. For teeth that appear to be yellowing due to age, dental veneers can be used to cover up each tooth to hide the staining and make it appear as if you have a perfectly natural, white smile.

Replacing Missing Teeth

Beyond leaving your smile feeling incomplete, missing teeth can also put the health of your smile at risk. With open space in your gums, your teeth may start to shift to fill that space, creating gaps in your teeth that could trap bacteria or food particles and increase your chance of tooth decay. To prevent this from happening and to restore your smile to be full again, cosmetic dental treatments like dental crowns, bridges, and dental implants can create a life-like tooth replacement to fill in that gap. While crowns are typically used as covers for damaged or decayed teeth, attaching one to a dental implant, which is a metal post that is inserted and fused to the jawbone, a crown can be a strong and secure restoration that will look, feel, and function like your natural tooth. For patients that are missing more than one tooth, bridges can be used to literally bridge the gap by connecting a custom-made appliance to the teeth on either side of the gap.

Giving Back Smiles That Are Lost

The teeth and jaw don’t just make up your smile, they also help support your face and give it structure. If most or all of the teeth are lost, the face may begin to sag, the jaw bone will start to shrink and weaken, and you lose the ability to easily eat and speak. To restore your face back to its youthful appearance and help preserve a healthy, strong jawbone, Dr. Johnson can create a set of removable dentures that can be supported with dental implants. Dentures are designed to look and feel like a natural set of teeth, so you can finally eat, smile, and laugh with your brand new smile!

Restore Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry Today!

If you want a perfect smile, everything you need is right here at the dental office of Dr. Christian Johnson in Waldorf, MD. We offer a complete selection of cosmetic dental treatments, so no matter what your smile looks like, we can restore it to look perfect, healthy, and new! To schedule your appointment with us, or if you have any questions about what cosmetic dental care can do for you, just contact us and a member of our staff will be able to assist you. We look forward to giving you with the same quality dental care that we’ve been providing to the families of Waldorf, Brandywine, and La Plata, MD for over 25 years.