Family and Cosmetic Dentist Greenbelt, MD
7525 Greenway Center Drive
Suite 102
Greenbelt, MD 20770
(301) 345 - 2880

 

Dental Bridges

At Greenway Dental Group we have a long-lasting solution to replacing lost teeth. Dental bridges from your Greenbelt dentist are an excellent restorative dental option. Dental bridges are made of three or more porcelain crowns fused together to replace missing teeth. Unlike traditional dentures, bridges are permanent and cannot be removed.

The Dental Bridge Procedure

  • First, you are given a local anesthetic to eliminate any pain. The teeth on either side of the missing space are then decreased in mass to prepare for crown fitting.
  • An impression of your teeth is administered, so that your dental bridge can be accurately molded to fit perfectly.
  • You are fitted with a temporary bridge to protect your gums and teeth while the permanent one is being crafted.
  • In your next appointment, the temporary bridge is removed and your permanent bridge is applied. Once it’s correctly fitted, it is permanently cemented in place.

Advantages of Dental Bridges

  • Offer a natural, healthy appearance
  • Can be applied in only two office visits
  • Are more permanent and secure than traditional dentures, with no sliding or moving
  • Help regain natural speaking and chewing ability
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
  • Colored to perfectly match the shade of your other teeth

If you’re feeling self-conscious about your missing teeth, worry no more. Your Greenbelt dentist can help you regain your lost smile today! Call us at (301) 345-2880 to see if you’re a candidate for dental bridges.

Dental Crown

Ideal for protecting a cracked tooth or covering up discoloration, dental crown from your Greenbelt dentist can be a great solution for improving your smile. A dental crown is a tooth shaped cap that fits over a problem tooth to improve strength, size and appearance.

The crown procedure is simple:

  • First we will anesthetize the area. Once completely numb, the tooth is filed down so that the crown fits appropriately.
  • Then, we will take an impression of the tooth to use in the construction of the crown. The impressions are sent away to a dental laboratory to create your crown. Meanwhile, we apply a sturdy temporary crown over the problem tooth while your permanent dental crown is manufactured.
  • Once your permanent crown is ready, you will come back to Greenway Center Dentistry and the dental crown will be applied. Now you have a bright, healthy-looking new tooth!

Crown placement can offer several benefits:

  • Long term durability
  • Protection from further decay, infection and cracking
  • Improved chewing and talking
  • An improved, natural and healthier smile

Don't wait another day; call Greenway Dental Group at (301) 345-2880 to learn more about dental crowns, and how we can help you have the smile you deserve!

White Fillings

An increasingly popular alternative to silver amalgam fillings are composite white fillings. Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings are virtually invisible and our team at Greenway Dental Group in Greenbelt Maryland can shade them according to the color of your teeth to create a perfect match, giving you a beautiful, white smile!

Benefits of Composite White Fillings:

  • Created to match your tooth to ensure a natural look and feel
  • Because composite fillings can be created in smaller preparations, less of your tooth structure is lost and less drilling is needed
  • The material is made from acrylic and glass particles, containing no mercury or other metals
  • Provides support to remaining tooth structure, and insulates against temperature changes

The Filling Process

  • First, the targeted tooth is prepared to remove decay
  • Next, a bonding agent is applied to the prepared tooth
  • The composite material is placed and molded to your tooth structure
  • The material is hardened by focusing intense light rays on it for about a minute
  • The filling is now complete and you have a bright, natural-looking new tooth!

Your filling brightness can be maintained by simply practicing good oral hygiene and avoiding staining food and drinks such as coffee, soda, tea, etc. For more information on composite white fillings or to schedule an appointment, call your Greenbelt dentist Greenway Dental Group and let us rejuvenate your smile!

Teeth Whitening

Many people live their daily lives covering up their smile and teeth due to embarrassment from tooth discoloration. If you‘re one of these people, your Greenbelt dentist can have you smiling again with our teeth whitening methods. We have several convenient options to choose from including:

Zoom! In-Office Whitening

A revolution in teeth whitening, the Zoom! In-Office Teeth Whitening system provides a comfortable, proficient means to achieve an optimal smile. As referred to by its name, the process is very quick, perfect for busy, on-the-go people. The procedure is easy:

  • Your teeth are exposed and layered with Zoom! Whitening gel.
  • The gel is combined with the Zoom! light to erase discoloration
  • After three 15 minute sessions of this, your teeth are an average of eight shades whiter!

Take-Home Whitening Trays

Busy? On the go? No problem, with take-home whitening trays you can improve the quality of your smile anytime, anywhere. These safe, durable trays are molded from your teeth to ensure maximum comfort. Simply wear these trays a few hours each day, and progressively your teeth with brighten. Once your teeth are your desired level of color, just wear your trays every now and then to maintain your healthy new smile.
Giving you confidence in your smile is very important to us here at your Greenbelt dentist, so call us at (301) 345-2880 to discuss whitening options.

VENEERS

The dentists at Greenway Dental Group have been enhancing patients’ smiles with veneers for more than 30 years. Porcelain veneers improve your teeth’s appearance by making them look straighter, and also whiter; creating a natural-looking and beautiful smile in just two visits.

Veneers are one of the most popular "cosmetic dentistry" procedures and our dentists are creating healthy, beautiful new smiles for our patients almost daily.
Veneers are much more than just cosmetic. They can improve the health, form and function of the mouth. Crooked teeth can be difficult to clean and are more prone to tooth decay and gum disease. Porcelain veneers are an excellent solution for a variety of conditions including:

  • crooked teeth
  • spaces
  • gaps
  • worn or chipped teeth
  • stained or discolored teeth
  • teeth that are too small or too large

Veneers are more durable and effective than bonding, and are a more conservative procedure than crowns. No preparation porcelain veneers, minimal prep veneers and traditional veneers brighten smiles, reshape chipped or worn teeth and close spaces between teeth. No Prep veneers are placed directly on teeth without drilling. For minimal preparation veneers, the dentist skims the teeth to create minor changes to the tooth surface. Dental patients do not need Novocain or temporary veneers with these procedures since there is minimal to no drilling. Traditional dental veneers require minimal to moderate tooth reduction and temporary veneers are worn for approximately two weeks while the dental laboratory is making your veneers.

Each patient is unique with specific needs and one of the keys to creating a beautiful and natural looking porcelain veneer smile is identifying which type of veneer is most appropriate. Many smile makeovers with veneers are completed in just two visits. The dentists at Greenway Dental Group design beautiful smiles with veneers daily and use many different types and brands of veneers.
Our dentists and patients work together prior to the "smile makeover". Call today 301-345-2880 to schedule a consultation.