Dental One Associates of Columbia
10630 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 410, Columbia, MD 21044

Dental Decisions – Do You Need Braces, Veneers, or Crowns?

Dental Crowns

With today’s advanced dentistry, everyone can have a great smile. Dental crowns, veneers, and braces can all create beautiful, healthy-looking teeth, but which option is the best one for you? All three are safe and effective, and all have their own pros and cons. If you’re not sure, your dentist can give you a better idea of which corrective procedure will work best for your smile and your budget. Here are a few basic facts about each type of treatment.

Braces probably aren’t what first come to mind when considering dental aesthetics, but they are often the best permanent solution for serious orthodontic problems. Many dentists now offer Invisalign tooth aligners for milder alignment issues; these are virtually invisible in your mouth, and in most cases, they only require a year to work. Prices for both metal orthodontics and Invisalign vary widely and depend on a number of factors.

Dental crowns are ideal for individual teeth that are weak or badly damaged or have cosmetic issues. Also known as caps, crowns are custom-made to fit over the entire surface of the tooth. Made from a variety of materials, dental crowns can look exactly like natural teeth. Some dentists can make ceramic crowns in one same-day visit. Most crowns will last for a decade or longer, and pricing varies widely.

A dental veneer is a thin layer of porcelain that is bonded to the outer surface of a tooth to improve its appearance. Veneers can alter the shape, size, spacing and color of teeth. The process of creating and applying the porcelain coverings may take several weeks from start to finish. Veneers are often more expensive than other options, but like crowns, they are durable and last for many years.

To restore your old smile or create a new one, talk to a dentist in Columbia today. Your dental team can work with you to find the perfect solution for optimal dental health.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Columbia, call Dental One Associates of Columbia today at (410) 346-2350 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Columbia. With 11 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Columbia, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Columbia.

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