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Do you want a whiter smile? Tooth whitening can help some people get brighter teeth, but it isn’t the right choice for everyone. If you have fillings, caps, or bonds that match the current color of your teeth, bleaching is a bad alternative. It won’t change the color of your corrective pieces, so you’ll be left with discolored spots. The good news is that you’re not doomed to a life of dull teeth. Dental veneers can deliver the same whitening results as bleaching treatments but without color variation concerns. Are veneers the right treatment for you? Consider the answers to these questions:
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are very thin, tooth-shaped pieces of plastic or porcelain that are attached to the top of your tooth surface. They mimic the top surface of your tooth and can be used to cover cracked or chipped teeth or as an alternative to whitening treatments. For whitening, your dentist can help you select the best shade for your veneers.
How Are Veneers Applied?
Your dentist must start by shaving a small portion of your tooth surface away to make room for the veneers. Next, he or she will take an impression of your teeth to send to a lab, which will custom-make your set of veneers. When your veneers are ready, your dentist will try them on you for size, make any necessary adjustments, and then cement them into position. A special light will then be used to cure the dental cement and ensure tight bonding.
How Long Will My Veneers Last?
The longevity of your veneers depends on the type. Composite veneers can last up to seven years. Porcelain veneers, which are more expensive, can last up to 15 years. Your dentist will show you the best way to care for your veneers so that they last as long as possible.
Veneers are just one option that the cosmetic dentists at Premiere Dental Arts have to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. In addition to cosmetic dentistry, we offer full-service general dentistry for your entire family. Call us now at (240) 215-3510 and make an appointment in our Frederick office.
Last updated 9 days ago
If you’re hoping to make your smile a little bit straighter, chances are you’ve considered the Invisalign system. What are these aligners really like from a patient’s perspective? Watch this video to find out.
In the video, you’ll hear directly from two Invisalign patients. This couple decided to get Invisalign together so they could feel more confident about their smiles at their upcoming wedding. Each had issues with tooth spacing and overcrowding. Invisalign gave them both results that they love to show off.
You too can feel confident about your smile. Make an appointment at Premiere Dental Arts and find out which of our treatments is best suited to you. You can reach our Frederick dentistry office by calling (240) 215-3510.
Last updated 10 days ago
It is possible to achieve a straighter, healthier smile no matter how old you are! Orthodontic treatment for teenagers and adults gives everyone the opportunity to feel confident about their smile. Some treatment methods are ideal for those who simply have cosmetic concerns, while others are appropriate for severe orthodontic problems. Check out this infographic from Premiere Dental Arts, a Frederick cosmetic dentistry and orthodontic practice, to see which orthodontic treatment is right for you or your child. Please share with your friends and family. You could be on your way to a better smile in no time!
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Seeing your dentist twice a year is a critical part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums, but did you know that regular dental visits could also save your life? Your oral health has a direct relationship with your overall wellbeing. Here are some of the ways regular dental visits can benefit you beyond a beautiful smile:
Better Diabetes Control
There is a strong link between gum health and blood sugar control for people with diabetes. If you have gum disease, the infection can cause blood sugar levels to spike. In turn, high blood sugar can worsen gum disease. When your blood sugar is high, your saliva becomes filled with glucose that exacerbates decay. The worsened infection then causes your blood sugar to rise even higher. The only way to break this dangerous cycle is to regularly see your dentist for treatment of inflamed gums.
Reduced Heart Disease Risk
Oral infections can increase your risk of developing heart disease. Doctors aren’t entirely sure about the exact mechanism by which gum disease affects your heart disease risk, but they suspect that gum inflammation may trigger inflammation of the blood vessels. This type of inflammation can cause blood pressure to go up. It also increases the odds of plaque dislodging from blood vessel walls and causing a stroke or heart attack.
Dental health problems can impact the development of your baby during pregnancy. Hormone shifts in pregnancy make you more susceptible to oral infections. These infections can hinder your baby’s growth and lead to low birth weight. Underweight babies have an increased risk of heart and lung conditions and learning disorders.
Make Premiere Dental Arts in Frederick part of your health care team. We offer a full range of general and cosmetic dentistry services for patients of all ages. Call our office today at (240) 215-3510 to schedule a dental checkup.
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