Which Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure Is Right for You?

Do the flaws in your teeth stop you from smiling? If so, a cosmetic dental procedure may finally give you something to smile about! Your cosmetic smileAlexandria, VA, dentist, Dr. George Solier, offers a variety of procedures that can help improve the appearance of your teeth.

 

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the simplest and least expensive ways to renew your smile. It's an excellent option if your teeth have become stained by years of drinking coffee, tea, or cola and eating berries or other darkly pigmented foods. This is possible thanks to how the hydrogen peroxide-based whitening agent that your Alexandria dentist uses breaks apart the microscopic pigments that cause stains. After the hour-long treatment, your teeth will be several shades whiter.

 

Veneers

If whitening doesn't brighten your teeth as much as you would like, veneers offer another option. Veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells made of porcelain or plastic that cover the fronts of your teeth only. In addition to whitening, veneers also change the shape and length of teeth, close slight gaps, and keep imperfections, like chips and cracks, out of view.

 

Crowns

Do you have a tooth that's broken, crooked, or too short? Adding a crown can change the shape and length of your tooth. Crowns are hollow inside and can be made of porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic, and resin. They slide over the top of your tooth and may be used to change a tooth's appearance, prevent it from cracking, or restore it if it has broken.

 

Invisalign

Unlike metal braces, Invisalign clear aligner trays are practically invisible. The trays fit your teeth snugly and gradually realign them. Trays are worn for 20 to 22 hours per day and are swapped for the next set in the series after two weeks. They're a comfortable, discreet alternative to traditional braces and are just as effective for mild to moderate bite problems.

 

Dental Implants

Dental implants restore missing teeth starting with the roots. The implants are tiny titanium posts that bond to your jawbone, eventually becoming as strong as your original roots. They're connected to dental crowns that fill the gaps in your smile. Dental implants feel very much like natural teeth and don't require a special care routine. In fact, you'll simply brush and floss as usual.

 

Give Us a Call!

Revitalize your smile with a cosmetic dentistry procedure! Call your Alexandria, VA, dentist, Dr. George Solier, at (703) 360-4500 to schedule an appointment.

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