Cosmetic Dentistry in Silver Spring, MD

Cosmetic Treatment From Top-Rated Silver Spring Dentist

A picture-perfect smile isn’t something everyone is born with — but that doesn’t mean you can’t have one, too! With cosmetic dentistry at ASE Dental, you and Dr. Alice Bassford can work together to achieve your dream smile. Our Silver Spring dentist offers several cosmetic dental services that straighten teeth, whiten smiles, and boost confidence. 

Discover cosmetic dentistry in Silver Spring by calling (301) 593-5500 today!

Why Choose ASE Dental For Cosmetic Dentistry?

When it comes to creating stunning smiles in Silver Spring, ASE Dental leads the way. Our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Alice Bassford, combines technical expertise with artistic vision to achieve picture-perfect, natural-looking results. 

Here’s what sets us apart from the other dentists in Silver Spring:

  • An eye for facial aesthetics and smile design
  • Advanced training in leading cosmetic techniques
  • A state-of-the-art dental office equipped with the latest technology
  • A commitment to patient comfort, care, and satisfaction
  • Ongoing education to stay current on the latest advancements
  • A compassionate, friendly team that treats you like family
  • Convenient appointment times
  • Easy financing options to make care affordable

Whether you dream of straightening your smile, whitening teeth, or repairing imperfections, Dr. Bassford has the skills to make it a reality! Call us today at (301) 593-5500.

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What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry refers to any dental procedure that aims to improve the appearance of your teeth, bite, and smile. While general dentistry focuses on oral health and hygiene, cosmetic dentistry is all about creating a more aesthetically pleasing, eye-catching smile. Cosmetic procedures can fix cracked, chipped, misshapen, gapped, stained, or uneven teeth. 

Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

A bright, straight smile does more than just look attractive — it can completely transform how you feel about yourself. People with smiles they love exude more confidence and happiness. 

Cosmetic treatments also provide practical benefits like:

  • Fixing flaws that cause embarrassment or make teeth difficult to clean
  • Repairing damage from accidents, injuries, or decay
  • Improving dental function for clearer speech and easier eating
  • Complementing other facial aesthetics like Botox or a facelift

With innovative procedures that fit your specific needs, the dentists at ASE Dental can help you smile wide with pride.

Cosmetic Dentistry Services at ASE Dental

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin porcelain shells custom-crafted to fit over the front surface of teeth. They’re a versatile solution for various cosmetic issues, including chipped, stained, or misaligned teeth. Veneers provide a natural and aesthetically pleasing result with minimal tooth reduction.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a popular and quick cosmetic dental procedure involving specialized bleaching agents to remove stains and discolorations caused by aging, dietary choices, smoking, or other factors. In just one visit, you can enjoy a noticeably brighter smile that radiates confidence.

SureSmile Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatments have come a long way, offering discreet alternatives like SureSmile®. SureSmile can correct misaligned teeth, improve bite function, and enhance overall facial aesthetics.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry procedure that involves applying a tooth-colored resin material to the surface of a tooth. It’s an excellent solution for repairing minor imperfections such as chipped or discolored teeth, as well as closing small gaps between teeth. 

Smile Makeovers

For comprehensive smile transformation, Dr. Bassford can combine cosmetic dentistry treatments for smile makeovers. These tailored treatment plans address various issues, ensuring your smile not only looks exceptional but also functions optimally.

Cosmetic Contouring

If you want to reshape your tooth’s enamel, cosmetic contouring is a great option. Also known as tooth reshaping, Dr. Bassford offers cosmetic contouring to patients looking to enhance minor dental flaws. Whether you’re trying to eliminate stains, repair chips or cracks, or improve overcrowding teeth, cosmetic contouring can help.

Caring For Your Cosmetic Dentistry Results

Once you and Dr. Bassford have created your dream smile, you’ll want to do everything you can to make sure your smile stays radiant. Here are Dr. Bassford’s tips for maintaining your results following treatment:

  • Maintain Good Oral Hygiene: Brush your teeth twice daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Floss regularly to remove plaque and food particles between teeth and dental work. Use mouthwash to reduce bacteria and strengthen enamel.
  • Protect Against Teeth Stains: Avoid or limit foods and beverages that can stain teeth, such as coffee, tea, red wine, and highly pigmented foods. After indulging, rinse your mouth. Quit smoking to prevent tobacco-related staining.
  • Regular Dental Check-ups: Schedule routine dental check-ups with our cosmetic dentist in Silver Spring to monitor your dental work’s condition and overall oral health. Early detection of issues can prevent more extensive problems.
  • Wear a Mouthguard: If you have dental veneers or dental implants, protect your investment by wearing a mouthguard during activities that could lead to dental trauma, such as contact sports or teeth grinding.
  • Avoid Chewing Ice or Hard Objects: Refrain from chewing on ice, pens, or other hard objects, as this can damage dental restorations like veneers or crowns.
  • Follow Post-Treatment Instructions: After any cosmetic procedure, adhere to specific post-treatment care instructions provided by Dr. Bassford. This ensures proper healing and long-lasting results.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do cosmetic treatments hurt?
How can I determine the best cosmetic dentistry treatment for my needs?
Will my cosmetic dentistry results look natural?
Can children or teenagers undergo cosmetic dentistry?
Do cosmetic treatments hurt?

Cosmetic dentists use a local anesthetic to numb treatment areas so you feel minimal discomfort. For extended treatments, sedation dentistry provides a deeper level of relaxation. While you may experience some temporary sensitivity, treatments are far less painful than most expect.

How can I determine the best cosmetic dentistry treatment for my needs?

Your cosmetic dentist will discuss all options with you after a comprehensive dental exam. They’ll address your concerns and design a customized cosmetic treatment plan to deliver stunning, natural-looking outcomes.

Will my cosmetic dentistry results look natural?

Modern cosmetic dentistry strives to provide natural-looking results that enhance your smile without appearing artificial. Your dentist will work closely with you to ensure the outcome aligns with your expectations.

Can children or teenagers undergo cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic procedures are generally recommended for adults or teenagers once their permanent teeth are fully developed. However, orthodontic treatments like braces or Invisalign can be suitable for younger patients.

Discover Your New Smile — Call (301) 593-5500!

Cosmetic dentistry offers many effective ways to improve your smile’s appearance and restore your self-confidence. Silver Spring dentist Dr. Alice Bassford and her skilled team at ASE Dental provide leading-edge treatments like porcelain veneers, dental implants, teeth whitening, and more. With our advanced training, experience, and artistic vision, you can feel assured you’ll receive exceptional care and stunning outcomes.

Contact ASE Dental today at (301) 593-5500, or fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation. We’re happily accepting new and returning patients from the Silver Spring, MD, area, such as Kensington, Wheaton-Glenmont, and more. 

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