With a person’s smile being one of the most noticeable facial features, it’s no surprise that most of us are envious of those who seem to have perfect teeth. Though few are born with straight, well-shaped, balanced and bright white teeth, modern dental technology, fortunately, allows the rest of us to effectively and affordably beautify our smiles.
As experts in cosmetic dentistry, our team of dentists and hygienists use a variety of proven methods to offer you the smile you’ve always wanted.
Cosmetic Dentistry Services:
Teeth Whitening In DC:
If you’re looking for teeth whitening in DC look no further. At Dental Town DC, we offer two types of teeth whitening, one in-office and one at-home.
Zoom! Whitening: As one of the most effective in-office teeth whitening procedures, the Zoom! The process has routinely transformed teeth, lightening the surface up to ten shades in just a single, one-hour session. Your dentist will apply a whitening gel to your teeth and activate its stain-removing capabilities with low-intensity light. Restore your natural color or go even brighter with Zoom teeth whitening in DC!
At-Home Teeth Whitening Trays: The appeal of whitening at home makes this one of our most popular cosmetic dentistry services. Customized to the shape of your teeth, whitening trays are utilized again and again to achieve the exact level of brightness you desire. After taking an impression of your teeth and your trays are manufactured, you’ll fill them with whitening gel, wearing the trays for a short time over a period of a few days. You’ll enjoy a smile that is four to eight shades lighter.
Over time our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, discoloration and others. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth. The dental crown will restore the tooth’s size, shape, and strength. Crowns are typically used in situations where bonding & fillings won’t sufficiently take care of your dental issue.
Inlays & Onlays:
Inlays and onlays are two methods of restoring the structure of a tooth after it has suffered from damage or decay. Many people prefer dental inlays and onlays because they are much less invasive than dental crowns. Since the inlay and onlay application doesn’t involve the removal of a healthy tooth structure, it is a minimally invasive dental procedure.
A dental bridge is a replacement tooth or teeth that that fill the space of missing teeth. Unlike removable devices like dentures, dental bridges are cemented onto natural teeth or dental implants on either side of a missing tooth. A bridge can last more than ten years, especially if you practice good oral hygiene. If you have one or more missing teeth, this reconstructive procedure may be the perfect solution for your smile.
Engineered to restore the full functionality and aesthetics of your natural smile, veneers help disguise discolored, damaged, decayed or misaligned teeth, creating a smile you can be proud of. Just check out the veneer before and after photos below. Made of super-thin ceramic, the veneer is customized and placed in just two to three office visits.
During the first cosmetic dentistry consultation visit, we’ll discuss the issues you’d like to address and decide if veneers are right for your needs. If veneers are the most feasible solution, we’ll prepare your teeth for placement and take an impression of the results. From these results, we create a custom impression, from which a mold of the veneers will be made. Finally, your new veneers will be permanently bonded to your natural teeth. The lifespan of your veneers depends on proper maintenance and care but you can generally expect them to last about a decade.
Full Mouth Reconstruction:
Full mouth reconstruction is the cosmetic dentistry process of rebuilding or restoring all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. This process usually involves a restorative dentist (performing procedures like crowns, bridges and veneers). However, depending on the situation, a periodontist (specializing in the gums), oral surgeon, orthodontist (specializing in tooth movements and positions), or endodontist (specializing in the tooth pulp) may be necessary.
The need for full mouth reconstruction may result from:
- Teeth that have been lost due to decay or trauma.
- Teeth that have been injured or fractured.
- Teeth that have become severely worn as a result of long-term acid erosion (foods, beverages, acid reflux) or tooth grinding.
- Ongoing complaints of jaw, muscle and headache pain requiring adjustments to the bite (occlusion).