Posts for category: Restorative Dentistry

By Smiles By RK
March 28, 2019
Tags: Veneers  

Veneers from your dentist in Hampstead, MD, can give you an outstanding smile

If you are living with a smile that is unattractive, damaged, or getting old, it’s time you discovered the benefits of porcelain veneers! Veneer veneerstreatment can give you an outstanding smile that makes a statement and a lasting impression. Dr. Rudolph Klima at Smiles By RK in Hampstead, MD, offers a wide range of services including porcelain veneers to improve your smile.

Veneers are thin sheaths of dazzling porcelain which are cemented on to the front surfaces of your teeth. They are a great choice to give you a perfect smile by hiding problems like these:

  • Cracked, fractured, or broken teeth
  • Chipped, worn-down, or eroded teeth
  • Discolored, blotched, or stained teeth

Veneers can even cosmetically hide problems normally treated with orthodontics, like gaps between teeth and tooth overlap. Dr. Klima will discuss whether veneer treatment is the right choice or whether you should choose orthodontic treatment.

  • Veneers offer versatility, and they also offer many other benefits including:
  • A naturally-beautiful appearance, because porcelain is light-reflective and looks just like natural tooth enamel
  • Conservative treatment, because very little to no tooth surface is removed to place the veneers
  • Long-lasting results, because porcelain resists staining, and your veneers will last for many years with proper care

Veneer treatment begins with a consultation appointment. It’s the perfect opportunity to discuss how you want your new smile to look. Dr. Klima will answer any questions or concerns you have and discuss how to care for your new veneers.

At the next appointment, your teeth will be prepared to receive the veneers and models will be made of your teeth. These models are sent off to skilled dental artisans who create your veneers in a dental laboratory.

At your final appointment, your beautiful new veneers will be permanently bonded on to your teeth, giving you a new, outstanding smile!

If you want to improve your smile, you need to consider veneers! They are the perfect choice to turn a dull, uninteresting smile into a smile that gets noticed! For more information about veneers and other cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dental services, call Dr. Rudolph Klima at Smiles By RK in Hampstead, MD, today!

By Smiles By RK
June 22, 2018
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Getting your teeth whitened professionally can be a life-changing experience. Whiter teeth are associated with youth, health, vitality and even your level of professionalism in the workplace. Your dentist has the ability to improve the appearance of your teeth by up to eight shades in one short visit. Explore the following FAQs about teeth whitening so that you can decide if this cosmetic treatment is right for you.Teeth Whitening

Why is Professional Teeth Whitening the Best Option?
Over the counter whitening products are convenient but problematic for a number of reasons. For one, they take a long time to show results (sometimes weeks or months), if they ever do. Whitening kits that come with trays are ill-fitting and uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time. When you have your teeth whitened professionally, the treatment is finished within one day, in one appointment. There’s no need to disrupt your schedule by wearing a tray every day and little to no concerns about irritation of the gums since the procedure will be handled by a skilled dentist.

Who Is a Candidate?
Any patient with generally good dental health may be a candidate for professional teeth whitening. Keep in mind that some patients aren’t eligible for this treatment because they have stains that can’t be cleared with whitening gels. This is the case when the stain is “intrinsic,” which means the discoloration is at the inner layer of the tooth. You dentist can tell you if your teeth can be successfully whitened at your initial consultation.

What Will Happen at the Whitening Appointment?
Set aside at least an hour of your time for your teeth whitening appointment. You’ll sit back in your chair as the dentist inserts a device to keep your lips separate from your teeth then applies the gel. You’ll wait for anywhere between 60-90 minutes until the whitening effect has set in. Many patients choose to have this treatment performed on a lunch hour.

How Long Will the Teeth Stay White?
You can expect to enjoy your new whiter smile for about one to two years or longer. The length of time your smile will last depends on you and your dental habits. If you go back to eating the same foods and drinking the same beverages that stained your teeth in the past, the problem is likely to return more quickly. Use a straw, brush regularly and see your dentist for cleanings twice per year.

Contact Your Dentist

You will be happy with the way that your smile looks after going to your dentist for a teeth whitening treatment. If you have more questions, call for an appointment today.



SMILES BY RK-Rudolph Klima DDS, FAGD
Cosmetic and General Dentistry
4519 Lower Beckleysville Rd
Hampstead, MD 21074-2613
410-374-9066