At the Frederick Center for Dentistry, we aim to help patients achieve beautiful, long-lasting smiles. Our comprehensive approach to cosmetic dentistry allows us to help you identify your dental health needs and achieve your aesthetic goals. Dr. Sahil Goyal is an experienced cosmetic dentist and will work with you on an individual basis to determine which cosmetic dental solution aligns well with you.
Dr. Mantzouranis is trained and experienced in Botox injections. She can offer the expertise of a healthcare professional with in-depth knowledge related to the musculoskeletal structure of the face. Patients enjoy the personalized care she provides and the convenience of being able to monitor their results at routine dental appointments.
Learn more about the treatments Dr. Goyal and our dental care team can offer in our Frederick, Maryland dental office below.
Why Get Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic problems in our smiles can make us self-conscious. You should have a smile that you’re proud to show off, not hide when you’re speaking or laughing. As we age, our smiles age too. Cosmetic dentistry can help you take years off of your smile. You should highlight your smile as well. Botox and dermal fillers allow us to accentuate that beautiful smile, bringing attention when you’re showing off your smile.
But cosmetic dentistry isn’t just for aesthetic purposes. Cosmetic dental problems are most likely caused by underlying oral health issues. When you come in with a cosmetic dental problem, it’s our job to identify the root cause of it. Correcting this problem helps the cosmetic issue that you have, but also leads to a healthier smile overall.
For example, crooked teeth are one of the most common issues that patients complain about. They’re also one that produces various oral health problems. Crooked teeth are harder to clean between. Plaque and tartar build up in these hard to reach areas, increasing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. This risk increases even higher if you aren’t regularly visiting the dentist for cleanings. Specialized dental tools allow us to clean places your toothbrush may miss.
Crooked teeth also make your bite uneven, which has consequences for your jaw joint. TMJ disorders occur when the jaw doesn’t track smoothly. You may have problems opening and closing your mouth, pain throughout your jaw and face, and popping and clicking when you’re chewing and biting.
An uneven bite means that the pressure of your bite isn’t evenly distributed throughout your teeth. Certain teeth are taking on more pressure than others. These teeth wear down faster and are more likely to break or chip. Restorative dentistry solutions are then needed to fix these broken teeth.
Cosmetic Dentistry Services We Offer
Botox and Dermal Fillers
Botox®, Juvéderm® XC, and XEOMIN® are cosmetic treatments that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. For patients with TMJ disorders, Botox and dermal fillers may be injected into the face to relax the muscles and release painful tension. Many patients with TMD suffer from headaches and facial pain. Botox and dermal fillers target the areas of tension, while other dental solutions, such as nightguards, may be used to protect worn teeth.
Invisalign clear aligners are a discreet treatment that shifts teeth into alignment over time. Dr. Goyal takes digital images of teeth and gums to map out treatment. The personalized aligners are removable and allow patients to brush and floss as well as enjoy eating without dietary restrictions. Additionally, aligners are gentle on the gums, which means patients experience less swelling, bleeding, or discomfort. Most importantly, Invisalign treatment can be completed in less time than traditional treatment with metal braces.
If you want to cover chipped or discolored teeth, dental veneers may be the right treatment option for you. Dental veneers that are crafted from ceramic porcelain are durable, stain-resistant, and offer a natural-looking end result. Because they cover teeth, they also protect them. In addition, porcelain veneers reflect light for a luminous look. After you receive your custom porcelain veneers, stay away from food and beverages that typically stain teeth, like sodas, teas, coffee, and red wine.
Tooth bonding improves the aesthetics of damaged teeth. Dental bonding material helps rebuild the tooth structure and can also lighten the appearance of teeth by several shades. Composite resin is adhered to and shaped to teeth is cured and bonded using a special bonding light. Tooth bonding is a quick and easy solution to addressing cosmetic problems and is more economical than veneers.
We offer in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments. For Zoom Teeth Whitening treatment, Dr. Goyal applies a whitening gel to teeth and then uses a light to activate the whitening agent. Laser teeth whitening in-office uses heat to break down stains on tooth enamel. This option is not only safe for patients but is effective in whitening teeth. Take-home teeth whitening kits consist of custom bleaching trays that are typically worn overnight. This treatment is also great for touching up your smile.
Are dermal fillers the same as Botox?
No. Dermal fillers and Botox are different types of treatments. Dermal fillers are products used to fill in tissue where volume has been lost. Fillers are commonly used on the cheeks, lips, and around the mouth. Doctors use dermal fillers to add volume to the skin. Botox, on the other hand, is an injectable treatment called neurotoxin. Botox softens wrinkles and lines. The big difference between Botox and dermal fillers is that Botox helps with wrinkles on your skin’s surface and dermal fillers help with volume loss.
Does Invisalign work faster than braces?
Yes. Invisalign is often faster than braces since the trays will be customized and made throughout treatment. The average length of time of treatment with Invisalign is up to 12 months, whereas traditional metal braces require 18 to 24 months.
How often do porcelain veneers need to be replaced?
The lifespan of porcelain veneers can vary depending on how well the patient takes care of them. However, on average, they can last between 10 and 15 years.
How often do I need to replace my dental bonding restorations?
It will depend on the type of restoration and material used. Generally speaking, composite restorations usually have a lifespan of 5-7 years. You should go to the dentist to check they are in perfect shape at least yearly.
How do I prepare for a teeth whitening procedure?
There is no special preparation for teeth whitening procedures. However, you should avoid eating or drinking anything dark or staining for 24 hours before your appointment. Brush your teeth and floss before your appointment. Let your dentist know if you have any dental work that needs to be done before the procedure. You should also avoid smoking for at least 12 hours before the procedure.
How often should you do teeth whitening?
There is no definitive answer to this question. Some people find that they need to whiten their teeth every few months, while others only need to do it once or twice a year. Speak with your dentist to get their professional recommendation.
Request a Cosmetic Consultation
Do you want a brighter and more beautiful smile? Are you looking for dental treatments that improve the appearance of damaged teeth? Call the Frederick Center for Dentistry for comfortable and comprehensive cosmetic dentistry solutions today at 301.264.5680. You may also schedule a dental exam with our dedicated dental professionals on our website.