Smile With Confidence
Cosmetic Dentistry in Ellicott City
Your smile is an outward expression of joy and happiness, and you deserve to have a straight, bright smile you can be proud of. At Pinnacle Family Dental, we offer a wide range of cosmetic services that will improve the appearance of your smile and correct a number of cosmetic issues. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started on the smile of your dreams!
How Pinnacle Family Dental Can Help
The Cosmetic Dentistry Services We Offer
We know how important your smile is to you! That is why we offer an array of cosmetic dentistry services. These services include:
Common Problems That Cosmetic Dentistry Can Solve
Dr. Kim can use cosmetic dentistry to address a wide array of aesthetic issues including:
Misaligned teeth are a common issue in both teenagers and adults. Misaligned teeth can contribute to bite issues and cause issues with self-esteem. If you have quite a few misaligned teeth and other orthodontic issues, Invisalign is a useful cosmetic treatment. With Invisalign, you can straighten out your teeth without braces, and the treatment usually takes less than a year.
If you only have a few misaligned teeth, you may be able to treat them with veneers or dental bonding. These treatments can cover up your existing tooth structure, and provide you with a properly-aligned smile.
Teeth stains are one of the most common cosmetic issues. Thankfully, they are also very easy to treat. This cosmetic treatment uses a category of compounds called “peroxides” to remove stains. Peroxides like hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide react strongly to the presence of tooth stains. The volatile oxygen molecules in the peroxide break the chemical bonds that hold the stain in place, “bleaching” it away from your tooth.
In some cases, though, this may not be enough to remove stains. Very deep or internal stains may not be treatable with teeth whitening. Alternative treatments like veneers, dental crowns or dental bonding may be required to cover up the tooth structure and remove the stain.
Uneven teeth are another common problem solved by cosmetic dentistry. If you do not have major orthodontic problems but still have uneven teeth, the best way to treat them is often with dental bonding, shaping, and contouring.
Dental bonding uses dental resin to add more material to your tooth and sculpt it into a more pleasing overall shape, improving the appearance of your mouth. Shaping and contouring (enameloplasty) are also often used alongside bonding. This treatment involves buffing away a thin layer of enamel from your teeth to even them out and remove minor imperfections.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
Enhanced self-confidence and self-esteem are the biggest benefits of cosmetic dentistry. When you perfect your smile, you’ll feel better about how you look, allowing you to smile, speak, laugh, and eat without worrying about your smile detracting from your natural appearance.
In addition, cosmetic dentistry can improve your overall oral health. Treatments like Invisalign, for example, will help straighten out your teeth, which makes it easier to brush and floss.
In fact, studies have shown that you’re more likely to take better care of your teeth after having cosmetic treatment because you’ll want to keep your new smile beautiful for as long as you can. If you’re ready to realize your dream smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kim at Pinnacle Family Dental today!
Sometimes a simple teeth whitening treatment is all you need to enhance your smile. At Pinnacle Family Dental, we offer both safe, convenient take-home whitening. When you come in for your appointment, Dr. Kim will create your custom whitening tray so you can brighten your smile in the comfort of your own home. This custom tray will be the perfect fit for your smile, and it will ensure that all of your teeth are whitened evenly. If you're in Howard County and you'd like to brighten your smile, call us today to get started!
Bonding, Shaping & Contouring
If you are self-conscious about the alignment or shape of your teeth, or if you have teeth that are chipped, bonding and reshaping treatments can help restore your confidence. During the bonding process, Dr. Kim will reshape or repair your smile using composite resin. With bonding, shaping, and contouring, chipped or uneven teeth can be repaired easily and affordably. Additionally, bonding is often completed in a single visit and doesn’t require any anesthetic!
Porcelain veneers can cover a wide range of cosmetic issues, so they are a good option for patients looking to improve the appearance of their smile. During treatment, these wafer-thin porcelain shells are cemented onto your teeth after Dr. Kim removes a small amount of enamel. Veneers are an efficient, affordable way to give your smile a fresh, new look. They are often used to cover teeth that are chipped, gapped, or discolored, and the minimally invasive treatment can often be completed in just two appointments. Call us today to see if veneers are the right option for you!
Lumineers are very similar to veneers, but these porcelain shells are even thinner. Since Lumineers are so thin, no enamel needs to be removed from your teeth before Dr. Kim places them. This makes Lumineers a great option for patients who are averse to even minimally invasive procedures. If you are interested in improving your smile with Lumineers, give us a call to set up a consultation with Dr. Kim.
Schedule an Appointment With Us Today
Even if your smile requires extensive work to attain your cosmetic goals, Dr. Kim will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. We will keep your informed throughout the process, and when your treatment is complete you will have the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Call us today to get started!