The most common service people come to a cosmetic dentist for is teeth whitening. Keeping your teeth at their whitest can be a lot harder than it sounds. Due to daily staining of teeth from all the coffee, wine, smoking, and other foods, even with proper maintenance, leaves teeth a little lackluster. Teeth whitening can be an excellent way of restoring natural teeth color, even making them whiter than natural color if that is your preference. If maintained properly, the results of teeth whitening can last for a number of years, although beverages such as coffee, tea, cola, and wine can cause a reduction of lasting effects. Keep in mind that if it can stain a white shirt, it will stain your smile.
If you are missing a tooth or have a badly chipped or decayed tooth, your dentist may suggest you get a crown. Dental crowns are one of the most common restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures used to repair stained, decayed, chipped, or broken teeth. While crowns look and function the same as healthy teeth do, they can help protect a fragile tooth, fill a gap in a smile, or make a distressed tooth more attractive. At Gentle Care Dentists, our expert cosmetic dentists, have successfully helped thousands of people restore aesthetic beauty and functionality to their smile through our innovative crown procedures.
Another popular cosmetic dentistry service, Veneers, is a very thin ceramic shell covering your existing tooth structure and can be an excellent way to design and reshape your entire mouth. You can fix the look of issues like staining, cracked teeth, spaces, misaligned teeth, chipped teeth, and many others by placing new veneers on your teeth. Take a look at the veneer before and after picture, to see how veneers can reshape your smile.The process of placing veneers can take up to two to three visits. During the first visit, the new shape and look accomplished by placing veneers is going to be discussed. Once a plan is made, the teeth are carefully prepared for placing new veneers. After this process, an impression of the newly prepared teeth is taken and sent to the laboratory for the fabrication of the final product. Our laboratory only utilizes the highest standard for fabrication in all of our work. This process can take between ten to fourteen days. We will provide a beautiful temporary solution for you to wear while the new veneers are being fabricated.After the finalization of the veneers, we will try our best to make sure that the new veneers feel just like your natural teeth, and bond the veneers into place in order to ensure that you can enjoy your smile for a very long time.
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A typical bridge consists of two crowns (one on each side of the gap created by the missing tooth/teeth) and a false tooth/teeth (that fill in the gap and is attached to the crowns).A bridge is a great way to preserve your teeth and make everyday activities such as talking and eating easier. If you have missing teeth that are negatively affecting your bite or jaw structure, a bridge may be a great solution for you.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are a common dental restoration procedure used to restore a decayed or damaged tooth to its original condition. They are often used in place of traditional dental fillings and they are specially customized to fit and bond to your damaged tooth. As a more conservative approach to a dental crown, inlays and onlays are considered to be a minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry procedure. At Gentle Care Dentists, our expert cosmetic dentists have successfully performed this treatment on hundreds of adults and children throughout the Arlington, VA area.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
If you’re feeling insecure about your missing teeth, or you experience extreme discomfort chewing food and talking, a full mouth reconstruction procedure may be the perfect cosmetic dentistry solution for you. Not only will this procedure replace missing or broken teeth, but it will also help to restore the natural function of your jaw and gums, supporting the overall structure of your mouth.
Your smile is one of the first things people notice when they meet you. As one of the most noticeable facial features, it’s no surprise that many patients are interested in improving their smile. Since few are born with straight, well-shaped, bright white teeth, many Americans turn to cosmetic dentists to help them achieve their perfect smile. As expert cosmetic dentists in Arlington, VA, our team of dentists and hygienists use a variety of proven methods to offer you the smile you’ve always wanted.
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