Cosmetic DentistryAn Overview
Valley Dental Health is a comprehensive dental health center near Hunt Valley, Maryland. In addition to our general dentistry services, we also offer cosmetic dentistry and restorative dental procedures.
Our cosmetic dentists, Ashley Izadi, DDS and Roham Rafat, DDS, MS are a highly trained husband and wife team, experienced with the latest cosmetic dentistry treatments and techniques.
We will never recommend cosmetic dental treatments that do not closely align with your goals. A healthy, stable bite can prevent future complications and dental problems.
Valley Dental Health Cosmetic Dental Services:
- Porcelain Veneers: We use dental veneers to cover imperfections. Teeth that have been cracked or chipped in an accident can benefit the most. Stubborn tooth stains that do not respond to teeth whitening procedures also benefit.
- Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening at the dentist is not only quicker than using over-the-counter products, it is far superior and longer-lasting.
- Invisalign®: Usually reserved for those with mild to moderate crooked teeth, Invisalign can be used on teens and adults with TMJ and malocclusion issues.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
What is cosmetic dentistry?
In general, cosmetic dentistry is the focus of improving the appearance of your teeth, gums, and smile. Although, the dentists at Valley Dental Health believe cosmetic dentistry is about more than creating a pretty smile.
Instead of focusing solely on the aesthetic qualities, our dentists are equally focused on solving underlying health and functional issues.
What are the different types of cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dental services can include (but are not limited to) composite bonding, dental implants, professional teeth whitening, dental inlays, onlays, dental veneers, clear aligner systems, and laser gum contouring.
What is the difference between a dentist and a cosmetic dentist?
The main difference between the two is the level of education accomplished to become a cosmetic dentist. You have to take many more continuing education courses, dental education programs, and more to become a bonafide cosmetic dentist.
What can Cosmetic Dentistry fix?
It can fix a plethora of dental issues. This branch of dentistry is not solely focused on the aesthetics. There are many cases where these services improve function as well. For example, fixing crooked teeth can lead to improved speech.