A Primer on Cosmetic Dentistry

A Primer on Cosmetic Dentistry

Even if you require cosmetic dentistry, you might not know what you need to have done.

Even if you require cosmetic dentistry, you might not know what you need to have done. Alternatively, you might not even know how to get started. Speaking with your Annapolis dentist is a great way to do it. Here’s your guide to the different kinds of cosmetic dentistry that you can avail yourself of this spring, especially if you have a special event you want to get ready for, either in a few weeks or a few months.

Inlays and Onlays

The first type of cosmetic dentistry you can explore is called inlays and onlays. If you’ve ever heard of indirect fillings, then you probably have some inkling of how they’re supposed to work. These fillings are made in a lab and help support your teeth when there is only a minor amount of decay or the tooth in question is too rotted and weak to hold up a lining for it. Composite resins and dental cement are both used to attach these fillings to your teeth and hold them steady. Over time, the damaged teeth are meant to start straightening out, regain an attractive shape, and slow down or stop the effects of tooth decay.

Composite Bonding

The second type of cosmetic dentistry involves composite bonding. New artificial tooth enamel is used to repair or replace the teeth that have become too damaged, decayed, or discolored due to neglect, aging, or disease. The decay is drilled away, and the place where it was is filled in with the bond. It’s affordable and can deal with cracked, chipped, or worn-down teeth that have gone dull.


Sometimes, your only solution is to have dental veneers added to your mouth. These are made from medical-grade ceramic and are custom-made to fit the needs of each patient who gets them. They can fix crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, or eroded enamel.


Although you can experiment with tooth whitening at home, your best bet is to consult your dentist in Annapolis for their advice. Moreover, you can also have this procedure performed for you by a professional, which is a good idea if you are nervous about doing a beautiful job on your teeth.


Whether it’s a regular check-up you need or a tooth extracted, Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and give them the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube! We are always looking for new patients, so if you live in Arnold, Annapolis, or Anne Arundel County, MD, come on down!


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