Your Cosmetic Dentistry Options
By Papillon Dental
August 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Csometic Dentistry ResultsYour Upper Marlboro, MD, cosmetic dentist Dr. Felix Papillon has a solution for discolored, chipped, or irregular-shaped teeth. He provides a range of procedures, like teeth bonding whitening and veneers.


Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite resin, can be accomplished in one visit. Your dentist will clean your teeth to ensure they're plaque-free. Then he'll etch your teeth with an acidic gel that will open pores on the surface of your teeth. The dentist will then rinse the etching material with composite resin that matches the color of your teeth. The last step consists of the composite being hardened in place with a curing light and your teeth shaped into the right form.

The composite used in bonding is made of plastic resin and finely ground glass-like particles, which is used to fix issues, such as chips and cracks, fractures, decays, discolored and stained teeth, and short teeth.

Teeth Whitening

There are in-office teeth whitening procedures and take-home kits.

Teeth whitening is a great option to improve that gorgeous smile you already have, but taking care of your teeth is just important. There are a few tips you can follow to ensure you keep the appearance of your teeth for a longer period of time.

  • Make sure to reduce and avoid unhealthy habits, like drinking coffee or tea.
  • Maintaining a healthy oral regimen, like brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once will keep your teeth looking white and healthy.
  • Quit smoking and chewing tobacco; they stain your teeth and cause oral diseases.


Your Upper Marlboro dentist will remove some enamel from the surface of your teeth then cement the veneers. Your dentist removes some enamel, which is an irreversible process, and because veneers are made out of thin porcelain or plastic, you won't feel like your teeth are protruding. On the contrary, they will feel smooth, even and properly aligned with the rest of your teeth. Veneers help with stained, or discolored, teeth due to:

  • poor hygiene
  • drinking coffee and tea
  • smoking, chewing tobacco

Veneers also fix mishappened teeth, which includes: crooked, worn, or chipped teeth, irregularly shaped teeth, uneven surfaces and uneven spacing, like overcrowdedness.

Have you considered cosmetic dentistry? Here in Upper Marlboro, MD, Dr. Felix Papillon can help you get the smile you want.