Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry
If you’ve got a tooth that has been ravaged by tooth decay, a dental crown is the right choice for you. Your family dentist, Dr. John Kelly, at Bethesda Row Dental in Bethesda, MD, can help you determine if a dental crown is the correct restoration for your smile.
How Dental Crowns Can Help Your Smile
When you have a tooth that has experienced decay and damage, it can take away functionality from your smile and may make it hard to enjoy the foods you love. Getting a dental crown from your family dentist in Bethesda, MD, can help strengthen your damaged teeth. A crown completely covers the damaged tooth so it becomes a healthy tooth once again.
A crown can be made of porcelain, metal, or porcelain-fused-to-metal, with porcelain being the most natural-looking. Porcelain crowns can be color-matched to the rest of your smile and will be able to blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Dental crowns are also custom-made to match the shape and size of the rest of your teeth and fit perfectly in your smile.
Getting a dental crown from your family dentist will take at least two appointments. The first appointment will be to design your crown as well as prep your tooth for the next appointment. While your crown is being made, your dentist will be able to cover your tooth with a temporary crown to keep your tooth protected and strong.
Once your tooth is fully protected by your permanent crown, you’ll be able to eat and chew without any issues and you’ll restore functionality to your teeth.
Contact Your Family Dentist Today!
If you struggle with a damaged or decayed tooth, a dental crown may be the best choice to restore your smile! Contact Dr. Kelly at Bethesda Row Dental in Bethesda, MD, today at (301) 657-3220.
Find out why more and more people are turning to dental veneers to get perfect smiles.
Unhappy with the state of your smile? If you weren’t born with the ideal smile—and let’s face it, most people aren’t—our Bethesda, MD, cosmetic dentist, Dr. John Kelly, and his team can help craft and create the set of teeth that you’ve always wanted with the help of dental veneers.
These durable pieces of porcelain are custom-made and bonded to the front of your teeth to transform the overall shape, size, color, and alignment of your smile
Here are just some problems that can be greatly improved with this cosmetic treatment:
Gaps between teeth and misalignment problems
Veneers can be specially made to cover gaps between teeth. These porcelain shells may even be able to make teeth appear straighter. While braces are the only way to straighten teeth and fix more serious malocclusions such as overbites and crookedness, minor issues may be addressed with veneers.
Deep, dark stains
While most stains respond to professional teeth whitening, internal discolorations caused by medication, medical problems, or certain dental disorders may not respond as effectively to teeth whitening. Fortunately, we can work with you to choose the appropriate shade of porcelain to give you a whiter smile while also covering those unsightly stains.
Do certain teeth stick out from the rest of your smile because they are bigger or oddly shaped? If so, veneers can alter the shape and size of your teeth so they look more like one another. The goal with cosmetic dentistry is to be able to provide patients with a more symmetrical smile, and veneers can do just that.
Interested? Give us a call
Do you want to learn more about how our dentist in Bethesda, MD, can transform your smile with dental veneers? If you said “yes” then call Bethesda Row Dental today at (301) 657-3220 to schedule an initial consultation.
If you're tired of your lackluster smile, Dr. John M. Kelly in Bethesda, MD, offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures to help improve it. For instance, veneers are a popular choice to disguise discolorations, restore weakened teeth, and amplify your self-esteem. He can also recommend teeth whitening, dental bonding, or dental crowns based on your specific condition. If you are considering cosmetic dentistry, visit Bethesda Row Dental for a consultation to see which procedure is right for you.
Why Do I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry encompasses a broad assortment of services that focus on renovating the look and health of your teeth, gums, mouth, and smile as a whole. If your teeth have minimal or major imperfections, Dr. Kelly can recommend a procedure that makes teeth whiter, masks broken teeth, reshapes the ones that don't match the others, and repair chips and cracks. When you visit our Bethesda dental office, we can help you decide which cosmetic dentistry procedure could benefit you the most.
Which Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure Is Right for You
Common cosmetic dentistry procedures that can upgrade and protect your smile include:
- Veneers - made of porcelain, these beautiful restorations are affixed to the front of teeth to improve color, size, or shape
- Teeth whitening - if your pearly whites aren't so white, this procedure uses a safe and effective bleaching gel that can be applied in our office or the comfort of your home.
- Dental bonding - this tooth-colored resin material bonds to natural teeth to repair damage from chips, cracks, or discoloration. It is also utilized to correct bite misalignment.
- Dental crowns - usually crafted from porcelain material, this "cap" restores a weak tooth to its natural shape size and function.
Interested? Give Us a Call
For more information, visit our website. For appointment scheduling, please call our office in Bethesda, MD, by dialing (301) 657-3220.
Struggling with tooth loss? Here at Bethesda Row Family Dental in Bethesda, MD, your dentist, Dr. John Kelly, uses dental implants to fill smile gaps, giving patients the appearance, oral functionality, and jaw bone integrity that they need and deserve. Read on to learn what this restoration can do for your smile!
Tooth loss changes the oral landscape
Loss of even one permanent tooth negatively impacts your smile in a number of ways, including:
- The creation of an unattractive gap
- The recession of gum tissue and jaw bone size, shape, and density
- Movement of neighboring teeth toward the gap (thus weakening them and changing their alignment)
- Poor digestion due to reduced chewing ability
To avoid these detrimental effects, your family dentist here at Bethesda Row Dental, offers dental implants to faithfully recreate the function and look of a natural tooth.
Advantages of dental implants
To qualify for these amazing tooth replacements, adults and older teens should have good overall health, a strong immune system, a tobacco-free lifestyle, and stable, dense bone in the alveolar ridge of the jaw to support dental implant placement and retention.
Dr. Kelly uses oral examination, specialized CT scans of the jaw, and a review of your health history to determine if dental implants are your best choice. If they are, expect a comfortable, in-office surgery to place the titanium implant device(s).
Next is where implants display their greatest benefit: osseointegration. This natural process bonds human bone cells to titanium dental implants. Although it takes a few months to accomplish, when complete, osseointegration forms a solid, permanent anchor for your replacement tooth.
The American Academy of Implant Dentistry maintains that dental implants last for decades and are as easy to care for as natural teeth. Just brush twice a day and floss daily to remove plaque and prevent tartar. Also, see Dr. Kelly and your hygienist at Bethesda Row Dental for regular six-month examinations and professional cleanings.
Find out more
Get the healthiest, brightest smile possible through dental implant restoration. Contact Bethesda Row Dental at (301) 567-3220 to set up an appointment with your local family dentist.