Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry Options in Leesburg, VA

Are you not confident about your smile because of chipped, crooked or discolored teeth? Our Leesburg, VA dentist can help you with the cosmetic dentistry treatments to correct the imperfections of your teeth.

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Cosmetic dentistry came into its own pretty much in the mid 80's and that's because we learned how to bond dental materials to teeth without having to make a hole and put material in it. We could actually apply it to the enamel surface. It allowed us to reshape teeth by using porcelain in the form of crowns but especially in the form of little porcelain veneers. Almost like having a fingernail put on and giving you a nice shaped fingernail. A similar thing I was able to do with a tooth is you can put a piece of porcelain, a thin little piece that can reshape the tooth to a correct proportion and change the shade.

There are different levels of cosmetic dentistry, you can just do some bleaching and you can do some simple cases. The cosmetic dentistry goes from the most extensive wear situations where people who've worn their teeth, it's a fairly big cosmetic undertaking to change that and fix that. Using things like Lumineers, you can laminate a thin piece of porcelain over a tooth and improve the appearance of it and it's so minimally invasive that almost all the time, you don't even need a shot and have to get numbed for it. You have to get the patient's feedback.

Cosmetic dentistry is a lot about what the patients want. They see things through their eyes and it's really incredibly important that the dentist get that feedback because what we might think looks objectively correct is not what they're thinking about at all. That could be the shape of the teeth, certainly the shade of the teeth. When you change a smile like that, sometimes the tears flow they get so excited. Yeah.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Veneers are very thin but tough covers for the front of your teeth. They are made to look like healthy, beautiful versions of your real teeth, and they are bonded to the front of your teeth. This covers over stains, chips, and similar problems. Veneers can also be made just a bit bigger to cover any unsightly gaps between teeth.

Can You Help My Teeth Get White Again?

Over time, dark foods and drinks like coffee and red wine can stain your teeth. Even plaque can turn your teeth yellow. At our Leesburg, VA office, we offer two teeth whitening systems: PureWhite and KöR Whitening. Both can even be done at home. Our in-office KöR Whitening can transform your teeth and help them stay white for the rest of your life!

What Can You Do About My Crooked Teeth?

Although veneers can cover some small gaps between teeth, if your smile has large gaps or is crooked, you really need orthodontic treatment. Braces do the job well, but we also offer Invisalign “invisible braces” to get your smile even without all of that metal and wires.

What If My Teeth Have Dents And Small Chips?

We have two simple treatments that can help reshape your teeth so they look healthy and normal. With teeth contouring, our dentists will carefully remove a thin amount of enamel to smooth out the tooth. And with tooth bonding, we artfully apply a special material similar to our tooth-colored fillings that fill in any imperfections to create a smooth, healthy appearance.

What Is A Snap-On Smile?

If you are looking for a more affordable cosmetic treatment, Snap-On Smile might be for you. These are similar to veneers in that they cover your teeth. But unlike veneers, these can literally snap on and off, meaning you can take them out for easy cleaning whenever you want. Then just snap them back on, and your teeth instantly look wonderful.

What If I Have Lots Of Problems?

Some people might have several problems such as stains, crooked teeth, and chips. To address all of your cosmetic problems, our dentists can work with you to create a total smile makeover. This is a plan to cover all of your cosmetic problems in the right order. We make a wax-up of your teeth so you can see exactly what the results will look like. Once treatment is complete, you will have the kind of smile people dream of having.

Don’t try to hide your ugly smile. With our cosmetic dentistry treatments, you can get a smile sure to make everyone jealous. For more information on cosmetic dentistry, or to schedule your next appointment, call our office today at 703-297-4353 or use our convenient online form.