Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry

By Omni Dental Group
November 03, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Which cosmetic option should you choose: bonding or veneers?

You want to improve and enhance your smile and you’re looking to turn to our Bowie, MD, dentists Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Baik, and Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari for cosmetic dentistry. To achieve your dream smile you may be considering either dental veneers or bonding. Here’s what you should know about these two popular cosmetic options,

About Dental Bonding

This non-invasive cosmetic procedure involves applying a tooth-colored resin directly to one or more teeth and then shaping, hardening, and polishing it to improve the appearance of a tooth. Our Bowie, MD, dental team may recommend dental bonding if you are dealing with more minor dental flaws that impact just one or two teeth rather than your whole smile. This is particularly effective for treating front teeth. With the right care, bonding can last up to a decade.

About Dental Veneers

Veneers are ultra-thin porcelain layers that are adhered permanently to the front of your teeth. They are often used to cover all teeth that are visible when you smile, which makes it a great option for someone looking to get a full smile makeover. Alternatively, veneers can also be placed on a couple of teeth to improve their appearance rather than your whole smile. Veneers are a permanent cosmetic treatment that is designed to last years before needing to be replaced.

Should I get veneers or bonding?

Whether you want to get veneers or bonding, our Bowie, MD, dental team will be able to better assess your needs and determine which cosmetic option is better suited to your goals during your consultation. Here are some factors you’ll want to consider to help you determine the best cosmetic option for you,

Longevity: Veneers are considered permanent and can last up to two decades or longer with the proper care. Of course, you’ll still want to be careful when caring for your veneers so you don’t break or damage them. While bonding utilizes durable resin, medical-grade porcelain tends to be a bit more durable.

Cosmetic goals: Your smile goal is probably the biggest determining factor as to which cosmetic option is ideal. For example, those with minor chips, stains, or unevenness may get the results they want with bonding while those with more widespread issues that impact the majority of their smiles may benefit from veneers.

Procedure: While neither procedure is invasive, bonding is considered a more minimal procedure than dental veneers. Veneers do require our dental team to shave off some tooth enamel from the tooth to make room for the veneers. The good news is that this is typically performed without needing anesthesia. Bonding also rarely, if ever, requires anesthesia.

If you are looking to sit down with our Bowie, MD, dentists to discuss veneers or dental bonding, all you have to do is call Omni Dental Group at (301) 809-0029 to schedule an initial consultation with our team.

By Omni Dental Group
December 23, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Improving your smile can be as simple as visiting your Bowie, MD, cosmetic dentists, Drs. Siamak Aalemansour, Fariborz Baik, and Sherwin Esfandiari, for a cosmetic dentistry treatment. The dentists can help you whiten your smile, repair damaged teeth, and even restore lost teeth.

Brighten your smile with Zoom whitening

Whitening your teeth offers dramatic results and is one of the least expensive cosmetic dental treatments. A hydrogen peroxide whitening gel bleaches stains caused by tobacco, foods, and beverages. Exposing the gel to the Zoom light activates the gel and speeds whitening.

Replace missing teeth with dental implants

Dental implants, the newest restoration option, replace missing teeth from top to bottom. Implants added to your jawbone become your new tooth roots and soon begin to bond to the bone. They're paired with crowns to restore the top parts of your teeth. Implants feel very much like your natural teeth may last your entire life, and won't decrease your biting power.

Repair damage or hide flaws with crowns, bonding, and veneers

During your visit to the Bowie dental office, your cosmetic dentist may recommend one of these options to enhance your smile:

  • Bonding: Bonding fills in small chips, improves the shape or length of teeth, and hides gaps, discolorations, and imperfections. Your dentist applies flexible composite resin to your tooth, then bonds it to your tooth with a curing light that hardens the material.
  • Crowns: Crowns are hollow inside and completely cover teeth. They're often used to restore broken or fractured teeth, strengthen weak teeth, hide discolorations and flaws, and change the shape and length of unattractive teeth.
  • Veneers: Veneers also hide flaws but are only attached to the fronts of your teeth. The thin porcelain or plastic shells conceal cracks, chips, and other imperfections, close slight gaps, whiten your entire smile, extend short teeth, or change the appearance of oddly shaped teeth.

Straighten your teeth discreetly with Invisalign

Invisalign orthodontic treatment offers an alternative to traditional braces. Clear, removable aligner trays gradually improve the alignment of teeth. You'll receive a series of trays and wear each tray for about two weeks. Invisalign can be a good choice if you have crooked teeth, spacing issues, or a mild-to-moderate bite problem.

Renew your smile with a visit to your cosmetic dentists in Bowie, MD, Drs. Siamak Aalemansour, Fariborz Baik, and Sherwin Esfandiari. Call them at (301) 809-0029 to schedule your appointment.

Dentist Bowie, MD
Omni Dental Group
4321 Collington Road Suite 210
Bowie, MD 20716
(301) 809-0029