With cosmetic dentistry, your appearance can be enhanced using a variety of restorative and cosmetic treatments designed to enhance the appearance of your smile. These treatments are ideal for patients who want to improve the look of their smile without investing in orthodontics or significant restorations such as crowns. At Georgetown Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments designed to improve the look of your smile.
Types of Cosmetic Dental Treatments
Dental implants are permanent restorations that are the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth. They offer a secure, stable foundation for dental crowns and bridges to replace multiple teeth in a row or fill in gaps in your smile. The implants are placed into the jawbone, where they will fuse with the bone and serve as replacement root structures for missing teeth. Once they are bonded to the jaw, artificial teeth are attached in their place.
If you have crooked teeth or gaps in your smile, we may be able to help you straighten your teeth with Invisalign®! Unlike metal braces, these clear aligners are completely invisible when you wear them. All your treatment will be provided to you in stages so that you can change out each aligner at home as each step of your tooth movement is complete. Each set of aligners will gently and gradually shift your teeth into their proper position.
The composite material we use for dental bonding is tooth-colored, which makes it a popular treatment option for patients with visible teeth or stains on their smiles. We prep the tooth by removing a small amount of enamel to improve the bond's force and the restoration's appearance. Then we apply a liquid composite resin that hardens into a robust and durable substance. Once the material is in place, we will smooth and polish it to blend with your natural smile.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Dental Treatments
Many patients consider cosmetic dentistry services for aesthetic purposes, but treatment can also improve oral health. Treatments that can improve oral health include dental crowns and bridges, which replace missing teeth and help restore your ability to chew and speak correctly, and root canal therapy, which can relieve the pain of an infected tooth and save it from needing an extraction. Patients who undergo these treatments often experience a boost in self-confidence as well. By improving the appearance of your smile with restorative dental care, you can also boost your self-esteem.
To learn whether cosmetic dentistry is right for you, contact Georgetown Cosmetic Dentistry at 2440 M Street, NW, Suite 328, Washington, DC 20037, or call (202) 785-4141.