If you have tolerated discolored, chipped, or uneven teeth since childhood, or even recently lost a tooth due to trauma, there’s good news. Thanks to advances in dental technology and procedures, having the smile you’ve always wanted is within your reach. There are a variety of techniques that can be used to corrected teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen or missing.
The dentists of Affinity Dental strive to deliver quality cosmetic dentistry with compassion to patients throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area. Our staff has over 170 years of combined experience that allows us to recommend the best option for your unique situation. Our comprehensive group practice located at 4 East Rolling Crossroads is a warm, friendly environment that accepts patients with all levels of dentistry needs.
At Affinity Dental, we place the welfare of our patients above all else. We treat patients that need all levels of dental care. Even if you’ve skipped the dentist for years, we can help. We also act as your advisor during the process, recommending the best procedures available. If one option isn’t affordable or can’t be covered by your dental plan, we’ll work with you to determine other suitable options. We even offer interest-free financing options through several banks.
Ceramic Porcelain Veneers
Ceramic and porcelain veneers are extremely thin ceramic shells that are bonded to the front of teeth. Veneers are used to mask discoloration, brighten teeth or improve a smile. This procedure can be accomplished without anesthesia. At Affinity Dental, we often recommend the use of Procera veneers to restore teeth to a natural beauty. Bridges A bridge replaces one or more natural teeth. Bridges can be fixed, or cemented in place next to the surrounding teeth on each side of the space. They typically consist of two crowns cemented onto the teeth on either side of a space, plus the pontic, or false tooth in the middle. Fixed bridges cannot be removed from the mouth like partial dentures. Bridges are an ideal choice to correct an altered bite, improve speech, and improve appearance.
Have questions about cosmetic dentistry? Contact us here or call us at 410-719-7900.
It’s inevitable that your teeth will darken with age. Drinking coffee or smoking can amplify this effect. Discoloration can also be a result of genetics, medication, or certain foods and beverages.
The dentists of Affinity Dental offer a range of teeth whitening options for patients to improve the look of your smile. We strive to deliver quality care with compassion to patients throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area. Our comprehensive group practice located at 4 East Rolling Crossroads is a warm, friendly environment that accepts patients with all levels of dentistry needs.
Teeth Whitening for Life
As a benefit to our clients, Affinity Dental provides free take home teeth whitening supplies for life. If you’ve been a patient for at least 18 months, have not missed any appointments, and complete all recommended treatments, we’ll provide free take home teeth whitening supplies for as long as you’re a patient at Affinity Dental.
The Venus Chairside Teeth Whitening System
The Venus Chairside Teeth Whitening System can restore your smile to a brighter, whiter, more natural shade. In fact, it’s been clinically proven to brighten your teeth by up to 10 shades! The Venus Chairside Teeth Whitening System is safe, effective, and formulated to prevent sensitivity.
What is the Venus Chairside Teeth Whitening System and How Does It Work?
The Venus Chairside Teeth Whitening System is a chemically activated 38% hydrogen peroxide formula that eliminates the need for Ultraviolet light used with other types of teeth whitening. Ultraviolet light may irritate the skin of some patients, or you may simply wish to avoid exposure to ultraviolet light, making the Venus Chairside Teeth Whitening System an excellent alternative.The Venus Chairside Teeth Whitening System will be performed by an experienced dental professional. We’ll start by placing a biteguard in your mouth to allow you to relax your mouth comfortably while the procedure is applied. The gel will be applied directly to your teeth.
Who can benefit from teeth whitening?
Most people with some type of discoloration will see results from the Venus Chairside Teeth Whitening System. The type of discoloration you have may affect the strength of the results. Ask your Affinity Dental dentist to evaluate your teeth for more detail on the results you can expect.
Is the Venus Chairside Teeth Whitening System Procedure Safe?
The procedure is absolutely safe when performed by an experienced dental professional. It will not harm your gums or teeth, and you can eat and drink food as soon as the process is finished. Questions about teeth whitening? Contact us here or call us at 410-719-7900.
LUMINEERS® by CERINATE are a unique product that can produce straighter teeth, permanently whiter teeth, and a brighter smile, all without pain or the removal of tooth structure. LUMINEERS® are porcelain veneers that are safe, painless and permanent. They can correct stained, chipped, discolored or misaligned teeth. While traditional porcelain veneers call for the sensitive tooth structure to be removed, this is not a requirement for LUMINEERS®. If tooth reduction is required, it is often only small amounts of enamel that need to be removed and the sensitive area of the tooth is not affected. This means no anesthetic is required and there is no possibility of sensitivity after the procedure.
LUMINEERS® are created using an extremely strong porcelain. What this means for you is that they are able to be much thinner than traditional porcelain veneers, and therefore, more closely resemble natural teeth.
At Affinity Dental, we have extensive experience with LUMINEERS® as a solution for our patients. Our comprehensive group practice located at 4 East Rolling Crossroads is a warm, friendly environment that accepts patients with all levels of dentistry needs. We act as your advisor during the process, recommending the best procedures available, including LUMINEERS®. If one option isn’t affordable or can’t be covered by your dental plan, we’ll work with you to determine other suitable options. We accept most insurance plans and even offer interest-free financing options through several banks.
Facts About LUMINEERS®
- LUMINEERS® can last for up to 20 years with no discoloration, according to long-term clinical research.
- There is no pain involved in the installation of LUMINEERS® because little to no preparation is required, meaning no shots, drilling, or removal of sensitive tooth structure.
- LUMINEERS® typically involve two dental visits to change your smile, although some people may require more.
- LUMINEERS® can bond to existing crowns and bridgework without having to replace them.
Curious about LUMINEERS® and wondering if they’re right for you? Schedule a consultation with us to see how we can improve your smile. Contact us here or call us at 410-719-7900.