Cosmetic Dentistry Reston VA
Regular dental appointments can keep your teeth clean and healthy. While that is enough for most people, some desire a smile that is also attractive. After all, a smile with gaps or stained teeth can be embarrassing. These issues can make a person feel self-conscious. They may feel awkward when talking, laughing or smiling.
That’s where cosmetic dentistry can help. Cosmetic dentistry is focused on the appearance of the teeth, so if you want whiter teeth or teeth that are shaped better, there are many options that can help you achieve the look you desire. These procedures are not always necessary, but some offer benefits when it comes to protecting teeth and maintaining their function. Contact us today to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry options available. Let us know your smile goals and we’ll help you choose the options that are right for you.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
If you’re not happy with your smile, there are many ways you can fix it. Some common cosmetic dentistry options include:
This is probably the most popular form of cosmetic dentistry. This form of bleaching can whiten and brighten teeth that have darkened over time due to coffee or wine consumption, aging, medications or tobacco use. There are many whitening options, such as toothpaste, strips, and trays, available at your local drugstore. While these options are inexpensive and convenient, they are not as effective as in-office whitening. In-office whitening uses a special hydrogen peroxide solution that is activated by ultra-violet light. Professional whitening can brighten your teeth up to 8 shades.
Known as the Hollywood smile, veneers are often used by celebrities to attain the perfect smile. These wafer-thin shells are made of porcelain or composite and custom made for your teeth. They are then cemented to the front of your teeth. Veneers are ideal for covering up imperfections such as chips, gaps, and discoloration.
Crowns, also called caps, can be placed onto teeth that are decayed, chipped or otherwise damaged. They are usually made of porcelain or acrylic and are a great way to make your tooth look better while restoring function.
You can also use bonding to restore the appearance of a tooth that is chipped, broken or stained. Bonding uses tooth-colored materials that are, as the name implies, bonded to the tooth. Bonding is a highly effective procedure that is relatively inexpensive.
Instead of bridges and dentures, many people are opting for implants. Implants are costly – costing as much as several thousand dollars each – but they are a permanent solution. If you have a gap in your smile due to a missing tooth, an implant can help restore your smile. An implant uses a titanium screw as the tooth’s root. This screw is fused to the jawbone to provide support. A fake tooth is then placed on top. Dental implants require a commitment, but they look and function like real teeth.
Contact Us Today
Even if your smile is healthy, it may not look like the smile you’ve always dreamed of. That’s where Reston Modern Dentistry can help. We offer various types of cosmetic dentistry to fill in gaps, whiten teeth and reshape teeth. Contact us today at 703-860-9854 to learn more about the various options we offer to fit your needs. We look forward to helping you achieve a gorgeous smile.