Cosmetic dental treatments can range from a simple teeth whitening treatment to a dramatic smile makeover using porcelain veneers. At Sweet Tooth Dentistry, we provide quality cosmetic dentistry in Towson, MD. We start the smile makeover process with a complete oral exam. This ensures we develop a custom treatment plan to meet your wants and needs. It is important we know where we are going so we can take the right road to get there.
Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist
As with any medical procedure, choosing the right dentist can have an impact on the quality of your results. You should choose a dentist that is experienced in performing your particular treatment or procedure. Dr. Kevin Welinsky is a highly educated cosmetic dentist in Towson, MD with years of experience. He strives to help patients achieve the smile they desire through advanced techniques and the highest standard of dental care.
Dr. Welinsky works with patients who wish to enhance their smiles through cosmetic dental treatments. He promises to take the time to understand their goals and recommend the best options to achieve them. We also look for any underlying dental problems that could impact your results. Sometimes additional dental care is necessary to establish a healthy oral foundation and support your general health.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Towson
Dr. Welinsky offers many cosmetic dental services you need to brighten, straighten, repair, and enhance your natural smile in our Towson dental office:
The Invisalign clear aligner system is an orthodontic treatment that will straighten your teeth without braces. You will wear a series of aligners that will slowly move your teeth into the proper position. The treatment is discreet and more comfortable than braces.
Dental veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic that can completely transform your smile. Your dentist can bond them to the front of a tooth to alter the appearance of that tooth and hide any imperfections. Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment used in smile makeovers.
Dental bonding is an affordable treatment that can also transform your smile. Your dentist will apply a tooth-colored resin material directly to the tooth and then shape it by hand. This treatment is more affordable than teeth veneers and is also a faster treatment. However, the results do not last as long.
Professional teeth whitening is the simplest way to instantly brighten your smile. We offer both in-office and at-home whitening options for you to choose from. Professional tooth whitening offers better results than store-bought options and is very affordable.
White Dental Fillings
Dr. Welinsky uses white dental fillings instead of metal fillings for aesthetic purposes. This way, the filling will blend in with your smile and look natural.
Cosmetic Dentistry Also Supports Your Oral Health
Cosmetic dentistry can go beyond creating the beautiful smile you have always wanted; it can also support improved and lasting oral health. Some personalized treatments are often a part of repairing damaged teeth, addressing a bite problem, and restoring tooth decay. While your oral health is important, so is your self-esteem and confidence in your appearance. Your dentist will design a smile makeover that will address both your oral health and the aesthetics of your smile.
We work to determine the root cause of your cosmetic problem. Cosmetic issues with your smile often have an underlying oral health cause. When we find the root of the problem, we can treat it, solving both the oral health issue and the cosmetic one. Our office provides complete care for every facet of your smile.
We feel that patient education is the key to successful cosmetic dentistry. We will take the time to get to know each patient. This allows us to understand your needs and expectations. Then we can help you achieve a smile you feel great about that also supports your long-term dental health.
Example: Crooked Teeth
When patients come into our office with crooked teeth, it’s usually the look of them that prompts them to seek treatment. The teeth can overlap and stick out, looking unsightly. Your mouth can also get cramped because the teeth aren’t spread out in their proper places. But crooked teeth can also contribute to multiple oral health problems.
For starters, crooked teeth are a lot harder to clean than straight teeth. Their overlap creates many little nooks and crannies, and it can be hard for a toothbrush and floss to get in those areas. Even if you’re coming into the office for regular cleanings, it can be difficult for even our specialized tools to get into these smaller areas. Plaque and tartar start to build up in the areas you can’t clean. This makes you more likely to develop tooth decay or gum disease.
Crooked teeth also lead to you having a crooked bite. When you bring your teeth together, they’re designed to meet in a specific place, distributing the pressure evenly across them. When your teeth are crooked, that pressure isn’t distributed evenly. Some teeth take on more pressure than others. These teeth are more likely to wear down faster and are more susceptible to chipping and breaking.
Uneven bites often lead to TMJ disorders, too. When your bite is uneven, the jaw joint isn’t tracking properly. It can wear down and become inflamed because of the way it’s moving. The muscles around the jaw become strained too, causing pain to radiate throughout the jaw, head, and face. Your jaw may make popping and clicking sounds, and the function may be impacted. You can have trouble opening and closing your mouth, or your jaw can get stuck in a certain position.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Will dental insurance cover cosmetic dentistry?
Dental insurance focuses on preventive care and treatment for common dental problems and diseases. It does not typically cover any type of cosmetic dentistry treatment. However, if you suffer from a structural issue that needs to be repaired, they may partially cover treatment.
How long will my cosmetic treatment take?
This will depend on what type of treatment you are receiving. Your dentist can complete a teeth whitening or dental bonding treatment in a single visit. However, more permanent treatments, such as porcelain veneers, will take several visits. If you are getting several treatments, it may take several weeks and multiple visits. Invisalign treatment can take up to a year or longer.
What does cosmetic dentistry fix?
Teeth with stains, crooked teeth, uneven teeth, gaps in between your teeth, yellow teeth, bite issues, and more. If you have a specific cosmetic concern, book a consult to see how we can help you.
Is cosmetic dentistry affordable?
We offer many cosmetic treatments at different price levels. More permanent treatments, such as dental veneers, are more expensive when compared to dental bonding. However, the results are better and long-lasting. Treatments such as teeth whitening are very affordable and a simple way to instantly transform your smile. During your consult, we can help you find the right treatments to fit your budget and help you reach your goals.
How can I get whiter teeth?
We offer professional teeth whitening, which is an easy and affordable way to brighten your smile. However, if that does not work for you, there are also other ways to whiten your teeth. Dental bonding and porcelain veneers can also cover up the stains on our teeth.
Is cosmetic dentistry painful?
No, you shouldn’t experience any pain with cosmetic dental treatments. If anything, you’ll feel some discomfort with certain cosmetic treatments. If you’re straightening your teeth with Invisalign, you’ll experience some soreness when you change into a new aligner set. For porcelain veneers, some of your tooth structure has to be removed to make room for them. You may have some sensitivity when the lower layer of your teeth is exposed.
Schedule A Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
The first step towards a healthy, beautiful new smile is to schedule an exam with Dr. Welinsky. Contact us at 410-449-7656 or use our online appointment request form to book an appointment. Dr. Welinsky’s Baltimore, MD area dental practice welcomes patients from Towson, West Towson, Parkville, and many suburbs in Baltimore, MD.