What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
You deserve a beautiful smile! Clarendon Dental Arts in Arlington, VA provides a full range of cosmetic dentistry procedures that help achieve a healthy, attractive, and natural smile. Our primary goal is to help you achieve optimum dental health by providing superior care. Most procedures also retain a dental cosmetic element to them.
Dental Care Treatments
Patients who want to enhance the appearance of their teeth can enjoy the results of cosmetic dental treatments. These dental treatments can correct cosmetic concerns include:
- Closing gaps between teeth
- Repairing chips, surface cracks and worn teeth
- Whitening stained teeth that do not respond to teeth whitening
- Repositioning teeth that are crowded
- Replacing older metallic fillings
- Repairing mismatched or uneven teeth
“Shane is a teen swimmer who hit the swimming pool edge and cracked his two front teeth. With no anesthesia and no discomfort, we restored his two front teeth and his young adult confidence through cosmetic dentistry! Thoroughly (deep) cleaning his teeth, whitening and composite bonding were used to obtain this attractive result”.
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Provided below is a list of the cosmetic dental services offered by Dr. Danine Fresch Gray in Arlington, VA.
- Repairing Chips and Fractures/Bonding
- Filling Replacement
- Teeth Whitening
Repairing Tooth Chips and Fractures
Although the enamel of our teeth is the hardest, most mineralized tissue on the body, it too has limits. Many of us can be faced with a chipped or fractured tooth. These chips can occur due to a powerful blow to the face, or even biting on something hard. It is important to contact our office immediately, so to avoid possible infection or further damage the tooth. Dr. Fresch Gray will assess your tooth and come up with the best plan to restore your broke, or fractured tooth.
Dental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers, are wafer-thin, custom made shells designed to cover the front surface of teeth to help improve the appearance. They have the opportunity to help correct a number of dental problems that include the following:
- Discoloration in the teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Chips and broken teeth
- Misaligned, uneven, or irregular shaped teeth
Dental Veneers Before And After
“Kathy had bonded veneers on her two front teeth years ago that became discolored and chipped. Additionally, the width and sizes of these two teeth were different due to her original bite. Through orthodontics we moved her teeth with Invisalign for six months, did a minor laser procedure on her gums, and placed two new conservative (minimal preparation) veneers”
Over the most recent years, many amalgam fillings are now replaced with the more common composite fillings or porcelain fillings. Amalgam fillings or metal fillings were found to cause more damage to teeth as they could often expand and cause cracks in the teeth. They were also aesthetically displeasing as they were not tooth colored, and were very noticeable. Dr. Fresch Gray performs amalgam filling removal and places composite fillings to provide both greater protection of your tooth and an aesthetically more appealing filling.
Teeth whitening is a procedure that is able to restore stained teeth to their original white shade. Whitening agents enter the enamel of your teeth and helps to lift stains that cause displeasing tooth discoloration. Both in office, and our home trays are able to lift stains 3-8 shades darker than the natural tooth. Dr. Fresch Gray will sit with you are discuss the best treatment plan to provide your desired results.
Teeth Whitening Before And After