Cosmetic dentistry is a broad term encompassing a range of treatments designed to enhance the cosmetic appearance of the smile and even improve its function. The most common cosmetic dentistry treatments include professional teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and composite resin bonding. Each treatment option has a unique purpose and may be used alone or in conjunction with others. Sometimes, a combination of two or more of these procedures may be used to achieve the best results for the patient.
To determine which cosmetic dentistry treatments may best suit your unique situation, our cosmetic dentists at Allegra Dental Center: Nana Dickson, DDS, and Morgan Floyd, DMD, will evaluate your smile and recommend a customized treatment plan based on your individual needs and goals. Correcting cosmetic issues early can also prevent more complicated problems from developing.
Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain that fit over your natural teeth. These tooth-shaped shells are bonded to the teeth using a strong adhesive. Once in place, they cover any chips, cracks, stains, or other imperfections, leaving you with beautifully white, straight teeth.
Veneers are ideal for patients who wish to improve their smiles but do not want to undergo orthodontic or other more complex dental treatments. With proper care and maintenance, veneers can last for many years before needing to be replaced. However, although they are durable and long-lasting, they may need to be replaced at some point down the road.
Dental veneers are an excellent option for anyone who wants to achieve a complete smile transformation without undergoing extensive dental treatments.
The Benefits of Dental Veneers
The ideal candidate for veneers is anyone looking to improve their smile's aesthetics. If you have teeth that are stained, gapped, or crooked, then porcelain veneers may be the proper treatment for you. However, if you suffer from decay or gum disease, you must address those issues through regular dental care procedures before considering cosmetic treatments. Then, you can discuss cosmetic options with our dentist to determine the best care route.
Veneers are an attractive, convenient solution that can address several cosmetic concerns at the same time.They are made from thin yet durable porcelain that mimics natural tooth enamel and can be customized to perfectly blend in with your smile. Veneers can correct various issues, including gaps in your teeth, discoloration, and even chips and cracks. They are incredibly versatile and can simultaneously address multiple problems in your front teeth.
Other Cosmetic Dental Treatments and Procedures
The cosmetic dentistry treatments and procedures our dentists at Allegra Dental Center: Nana Dickson, DDS, and Morgan Floyd, DMD, provide are designed to make your smile more harmonious and improve its appearance and aesthetic appeal.
The most common procedures include teeth whitening, dental bonding, and gum and tooth recontouring. Laser gum recontouring is a treatment that removes excess gum tissue, reshapes the gums around the tooth, and exposes more of the tooth’s root surface. It is a common procedure for patients who have ‘gummy’ smiles or those who have uneven gums around one or more of their teeth.
Using the latest techniques and advanced technology, our dentists can help you achieve a smile you will love.
Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Cost-effectiveness: Cosmetic procedures are typically less expensive than other dental procedures.
- Minimally invasive: Patients typically do not experience pain and bleeding during cosmetic dental procedures and require little to no recovery time.
- Quick treatment time: Most cosmetic dental treatments take only one or a few visits to complete and do not require any sedation.
Visit Allegra Dental Center: Nana Dickson, DDS, and Morgan Floyd, DMD, at 3040 Williams Dr #201, Fairfax, VA 22031, or call (571) 419-6897 if you want to learn more about how cosmetic dentistry can benefit you. Our team can help you better understand your options and choose the best option for your needs.