What Can Cosmetic Dentistry Do for You?

By Louis Ruland
February 01, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

How our cosmetic dentists can provide you with a healthier-looking and more attractive smile.

We know how important a first impression is, and if you don’t have a smile that is as perfect as you would like you may find that it leaves a rather negative impression. Unfortunately, the shape and appearance of our smiles are very important to our professional and social success. Here's some good news though—if your smile isn’t quite up to snuff, our Annapolis, MD, cosmetic dentists, Drs. John and Michael Ruland, can help!


Dental Bonding

This cosmetic solution is used to cover small gaps between teeth, as well as minor chips, cracks, and stains. Dental bonding requires our Annapolis, MD, dentist to apply a tooth-colored material over these common aesthetic issues. While bonding won’t be ideal for more serious or widespread dental problems, if you have a small chip or discoloration, this technique can greatly improve the look of your tooth.


Tooth Contouring

If you are dealing with an oddly shaped or excessively pointy tooth and want to alter its shape, dental contouring can help. During contouring, we will only shave a very small amount of enamel from the tooth to reshape it and improve its appearance. Since we are only removing trace amounts of enamel, this treatment is painless and doesn’t require numbing or anesthesia.


Teeth Whitening

A whiter smile can be yours with the help of professional teeth whitening. Teeth whitening can remove stubborn and set-in surface stains on your teeth by breaking up the stain molecules within the enamel to get your smile several shades whiter. You will see visible results after just one in-office whitening session.


Porcelain Veneers

If you are dealing with more moderate-to-severe dental flaws such as chips, discolorations, misshapen teeth, or gaps between teeth, the best approach for hiding these problems while improving the overall shape and color of your smile is by getting porcelain veneers. To get dental veneers, we will need to shave off a very small amount of enamel from the front surface of your teeth before bonding these very thin porcelain shells to your smile.



Ruland Family Dentistry in Annapolis, MD, is dedicated to giving you healthy, beautiful smiles. Call our office today at (410) 268-5800 to schedule a consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists!