Dr. Paul Karpovich offers cosmetic dentistry services to enhance the natural look of patient’s smiles. In his Timonium, MD dental office, Dr. Karpovich helps patients receive the smile of their dreams while taking their personal goals, budget, and oral health needs into account.
Before any treatment, Dr. Karpovich provides a thorough examination of the teeth, gums, and bite to create a comprehensive plan. He may also recommend general or restorative care as part of a smile makeover plan. Cosmetic dental treatments are often the final step for patients who may also need to replace missing teeth, address gum infections, or any other underlying dental problems that could compromise your outcome.
Cosmetic Dental Treatments in Timonium, MD
There are a variety of cosmetic dental treatments we offer to help patients achieve brighter and healthier smiles. A beautiful, healthy, and comfortable smile that gives you the confidence to enjoy your best quality of life also supports your overall physical health and well-being.
Clear Invisalign aligners are an alternative to metal braces that comfortably straightens crooked teeth. Invisalign treatment utilizes a series of clear plastic aligners to realign teeth. Many patients find that Invisalign is a more comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces that often has a shorter overall treatment time. Invisalign also does not come with dietary restrictions because patients can remove their aligners to eat or brush their teeth.
Dental veneers are porcelain ceramic shells that cover the front of teeth. They allow patients to maintain the functionality of their natural teeth while concealing damage or discoloration. In addition, because veneers are thin shells, they only require a small amount of enamel preparation before bonding.
Dental bonding utilizes a composite resin that is shaped onto teeth and then cured. Bonding addresses chips, cracks, and damage to the dental structure. This treatment is also a more economical alternative to dental veneers. Tooth bonding easily conforms to the tooth enamel and is color-matched to blend in with the smile.
Professional Zoom! whitening is a treatment that can be completed in our office or may be taken home for convenient care. Zoom! utilizes a whitening gel and light that can brighten the tooth enamel by multiple shades. We can also create custom whitening trays in our Timonium office for take-home treatments and touch-ups.
How Does Dental Bonding Work?
Dental bonding agents are the foundation of cosmetic dentistry and are used to change the shape, size, and appearance of teeth. They also add structure and dimension to discolored and damaged teeth. The composite resin that makes up the bonding material is used for dental fillings, porcelain veneers, and, of course, dental bonding treatment.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Our patients may have several questions about dental cosmetics and their role in enhancing the smile:
Do cosmetic dental treatments just fix the appearance of the smile?
Cosmetic dentistry can be utilized to improve the look and function of teeth. Treatments like veneers or tooth bonding can help protect teeth from further damage. Chipped or cracked teeth can easily become worn down or lost if an infection reaches the root canal. In addition to this, patients who undergo teeth whitening or Invisalign treatment are often more motivated to maintain their results through regular dental care and good oral hygiene.
Will insurance cover my cosmetic dental treatment?
We will work with you to determine any possible insurance coverage for treatment. Typically, dental insurance does not cover cosmetic dental procedures. Schedule a dental consultation with us, and we can help you determine your options for coverage.
Can I whiten porcelain veneers or bonded teeth?
Professional teeth whitening treatment with Zoom! is meant for natural teeth that are yellowed, darkened, or discolored. Dental veneers or tooth bonding can be used to brighten teeth with stubborn stains. However, we cannot professionally whiten teeth that have undergone dental bonding treatment or are covered by veneers. We may replace old and discolored restorations if you want a brighter smile.
Is cosmetic dentistry permanent?
Rarely are cosmetic procedures permanent. If you get teeth whitening, that can last anywhere from six months to three years. Dental bonding treatment usually lasts 3-7 years, and porcelain veneers can last up to 15 or more years. The amount of time that your cosmetic restoration lasts depends on how well you take care of it. Even with things like Invisalign, you have to wear your retainer to ensure the results last.
What’s the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment?
Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic service. It’s a non-invasive treatment method that’s easy to access for many patients. And everyone suffers from discolored teeth at some point in their lives. Teeth whitening treatment helps give back confidence in your smile.
Should I get cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is usually something that you elect to do on your own, though we may recommend it if we see certain issues. The choice is entirely up to the patient. However, many cosmetic dental problems are caused by underlying oral health concerns. We may point out certain services that could help both the look and function of your smile.
Schedule a Cosmetic Consultation
Do you want to enhance your natural smile with cosmetic dental care? Call Dr. Karpovich for treatment today at (410) 221-3085. You may also request an appointment online on our website. We serve patients in Hunt Valley, Towson, and Timonium, Maryland. Please let us know if you have any remaining questions about cosmetic dental care. We will be happy to assist you.