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We all want to look young and vibrant, or at least “age gracefully.” If you're seeking to reduce the visible effects of aging for a more youthful appearance, be sure you include one very important feature—your smile.
Like other aspects of body and health, our teeth and gums can be affected by aging. Even if you've managed for the most part to avoid the ravages of disease or injury, teeth will still naturally wear from a lifetime of biting and chewing food. The attractive shine of young teeth can also give way to yellowing and other discolorations later in life.
But there are ways to turn back the clock, so to speak, through cosmetic dentistry. And you won't necessarily break the bank to gain a more youthful smile: Many cosmetic procedures are quite affordable and minimally invasive.
If your teeth have become worn and edgy, for example, we may be able to soften those sharper edges with a dental drill. Known as enamel contouring (or reshaping), the single-visit procedure is relatively minor and inexpensive, usually without the need for anesthesia. For heavily worn teeth, you may need to step up to veneers, thin layers of tooth-colored porcelain, or crowns that cover the teeth and make them appear longer.
Mild enamel yellowing and staining often responds well to professional teeth whitening. Using a safe bleaching solution, we can temporarily restore brightness to your teeth that you may be able to maintain for a few years with proper care and occasional touchups. For a more permanent solution you can also turn to veneers, crowns or dental bonding for a brighter smile, especially for discolorations that don't respond well to teeth whitening.
While these techniques can restore a youthful appearance to your smile, don't discount the effect of daily care and regular dental visits. Brushing and flossing are fundamental to healthy teeth and gums—and health and beauty go hand in hand.
Age can take its toll on all of us, especially our smiles. But with proper care and perhaps a little cosmetic magic, you can have an attractive smile throughout your lifetime.
If you would like more information on improving your smile as you age, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “How Your Dentist Can Help You Look Younger.”
There has never been a better time to invest in your smile. Whether your teeth could use a whitening treatment or you'd like to change the size or shape of a damaged or unattractive tooth, there are several options available to improve and fix your smile. Here at Mendelson Family Dentistry in Owings Mills, MD, your dentists, Dr. Herbert and Dr. Harold Mendelson, offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services—read on to learn which one may be right for you.
Cosmetic Dentistry from our Owings Mills Office
Cosmetic dentistry runs the gamut from simple, non-invasive procedures like teeth whitening, to dental implants which are surgically placed in the socket of a missing tooth to complete your smile and improve your oral health after tooth loss. Some procedures like implants fall into the cosmetic and restorative dentistry category.
Cosmetic dentistry procedures include:
- Professional teeth whitening
- Porcelain veneers
- Cosmetic contouring
- Crowns and bridgework
- Tooth-colored fillings
Who Needs Cosmetic Cosmetic Dentistry
Anyone can benefit from a bit of cosmetic dentistry, whether it be to correct imperfections, or just to make elective cosmetic improvements. You may consider a cosmetic treatment for any of the following problems:
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Chips and cracks
- Mild-to-moderate gaps and spacing (significant bite and alignment issues may require orthodontic treatment)
- Missing teeth
- To change the size or shape of one or more teeth
The first step in finding the best cosmetic treatment for your needs is to schedule an appointment for a check-up and dental cleaning with one of our dentists. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends every six months to a year for most people. Sometimes a simple professional teeth whitening treatment is all it takes to transform a lackluster smile. Our dentists will go over your options with you to make the best recommendation for your needs.
Find a Cosmetic Dentist in Owings Mills, MD
For more information about cosmetic dentistry procedures to find the best option for you, contact Mendelson Family Dentistry today by calling (410) 356-4100 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Herbert or Dr. Harold today.
How veneers from your dentists in Owings Mills, Maryland, can give you a dazzling smile
Do you want a memorable, dazzling smile? Do you want your smile to make a great impression? If so, it’s time for you to discover the benefits of dental veneers, the go-to cosmetic dentistry treatment to achieve a perfect smile! Drs. Herbert and Harold Mendelson at Mendelson Family Dentistry in Owings Mills, Maryland can give you the dazzling smile you deserve, thanks to dental veneers.
More about Veneers
Dental veneers are thin sheaths of sparkling porcelain which are permanently placed on the front surfaces of your teeth. Porcelain is a uniquely beautiful material that reflects light, resembling tooth enamel. That’s why veneers look so natural—just like your teeth, only better! Porcelain also doesn’t pick up stains, so your new porcelain veneers will stay attractive for years. Just imagine, you can permanently have a beautiful, white smile!
Dental veneer treatment is quick too! You can have a dramatically improved smile in as little as two to three appointments, including the initial consultation appointment. Treatment is also conservative because very little tooth surface is removed, just enough to compensate for the thickness of the veneers.
The benefits and versatility of dental veneers are amazing. You can change the color, shape, and other aspects you don’t like about your teeth. With dental veneers you can cover up aesthetic issues such as:
- Breaks and fracture lines
- Chips and cracks
- Blotches and discolorations
- Tooth wear and erosion
Dental veneers may even allow you to close up small gaps between your teeth, and hide tooth overlap. During a consultation, your dentist can evaluate whether dental veneers can help hide alignment issues, or if you should consider orthodontic treatment.
For more detailed information about veneers and to view an informative video, please visit the Porcelain Veneers section on our website at https://www.mendelsondentistry.com/library/7735/PorcelainVeneers.html
Interested? Give Us a Call!
Now is the time to discover the benefits of dental veneers and achieve your best smile! Get started today by calling (410) 356-4100 for Drs. Herbert and Harold Mendelson at Mendelson Family Dentistry in Owings Mills, MD.
At the first-ever Players Weekend in August 2017, Major League Baseball players wore jerseys with their nicknames on the back. One player — Cleveland Indians shortstop, Francisco Lindor — picked the perfect moniker to express his cheerful, fun-loving nature: “Mr. Smile.” And Lindor gave fans plenty to smile about when he belted a 2-run homer into the stands while wearing his new jersey!
Lindor has explained that he believes smiling is an important part of connecting with fans and teammates alike: “I’ve never been a fan of the guy that makes a great play and then acts like he’s done it 10,000 times — smile, man! We’ve got to enjoy the game.”
We think Lindor is right: Smiling is a great way to generate good will. And it feels great too… as long as you have a smile that’s healthy, and that looks as good as you want it to. But what if you don’t? Here are some things we can do at the dental office to help you enjoy smiling again:
Routine Professional Cleanings & Exams. This is a great place to start on the road toward a healthy, beautiful smile. Even if you are conscientious about brushing and flossing at home, you won’t be able to remove all of the disease-causing dental plaque that can hide beneath the gum line, especially if it has hardened into tartar, but we can do it easily in the office. Then, after a thorough dental exam, we can identify any problems that may be affecting your ability to smile freely, such as tooth decay, gum disease, or cosmetic dental issues.
Cosmetic Dental Treatments. If your oral health is good but your smile is not as bright as you’d like it to be, we can discuss a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can help. These range from conservative procedures such as professional teeth whitening and bonding to more dramatic procedures like porcelain veneers or crowns.
Tooth Replacement. Many people hide their smiles because they are embarrassed by a gap from a missing tooth. That’s a shame, because there are several excellent tooth-replacement options in a variety of price ranges. These include partial and full dentures, bridgework, and dental implants. So don’t let a missing tooth stop you from being Mr. (or Ms.) Smile!
If you’d like more information about oral health or cosmetic dentistry, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Beautiful Smiles by Design” and “The Impact of a Smile Makeover.”
How cosmetic dentistry from your dentists in Owings Mills can renew your smile
Everyone wants to look their best, including you! It all begins with your smile. If you want to show off your best possible smile, you need to find out about cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry procedures make your smile beautiful too! Your dentists at Mendelson Family Dentistry in Owings Mills, MD, want to share just a few of the common procedures to renew your smile.
If your teeth are dull and yellowed with age, it’s time to consider professional teeth whitening. You can whiten your teeth up to 8 shades whiter, and achieve results that can last up to 5 years. Professional teeth whitening is guaranteed safe and effective. At Mendelson Family Dentistry, you can choose from two methods, an in-office treatment that takes about an hour, or a take-home kit that lets you whiten at your own pace.
If you want to give yourself a celebrity-perfect smile, consider porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin sheaths of porcelain which are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. They will cover up both minor and major cosmetic dental issues like cracks, breaks, enamel defects, poorly shaped teeth, and other problems. They can even cosmetically hide tooth overlap and small gaps between teeth.
If you are missing teeth and want to complete your smile, the most beautiful, natural-looking solution is dental implants. Dental implants function just like your natural teeth, restoring full chewing function and a fantastic smile. You brush and floss them just like your natural teeth. They are a great replacement for partials and dentures too.
For a complete list and more information about cosmetic dental procedures available at Mendelson Family Dentistry, please visit the Cosmetic Dentistry section on the website at https://www.mendelsondentistry.com/owings-mills-md-cosmetic-dentistry.html
If you want to achieve your best possible smile, a smile that you will be proud to show off, it’s time to discover cosmetic dentistry. For more information about how to renew your smile with cosmetic dentistry, call your dentists at Mendelson Family Dentistry in Owings Mills, MD, today!