Whether you want to repair a damaged tooth or revitalize your appearance, cosmetic dentistry treatments can transform your smile. Your dentists at Mapledale Family Dentistry in Woodbridge, VA, will help you choose the best treatment for your dental issue.
Do you have damage or imperfections?
Cosmetic dentistry treatments provide an excellent way to repair and protect damaged teeth or completely change the appearance of a tooth. If you're concerned about tooth damage or flaws, your dentist may recommend:
- Crowns: These hollow restorations, commonly called caps, fit over the top of your teeth. Since crowns cover teeth on all four sides, they're a good choice if you want to improve the appearance of an oddly shaped tooth, lengthen a short tooth, or hide discolorations and other flows. Crowns also restore teeth that have broken and strengthen cracked or fragile teeth.
- Veneers: Veneers conceal flaws on the front surfaces of teeth under thin shells made of plastic or porcelain. Although a veneer is only as thick as a contact lens, the restoration effectively hides a range of imperfections. Veneers may be a good choice if you have chips, cracks, discolorations or gaps. They're also used to lengthen short teeth or made crooked, pointed or twisted teeth look perfectly uniform.
- Bonding: Bonding offers another option for appearance issues. Your dentist adds a tooth-colored material composite resin to your teeth, shapes it and hardens it with a curing light. Bonding can improve the shape or length of teeth, hide imperfections and discolorations, repair damage, or close slight gaps.
Are missing teeth a problem?
Do you smile less since you've lost teeth? It's not unusual to feel a little less confident when you have a gap in your smile. Fortunately, your dentists in Woodbridge offer several treatments that restore missing teeth.
Depending on the number of teeth you've lost, he or she may recommend bridges, dentures or dental implants. Implants offer a long-lasting option and can replace any number of missing teeth. Bridges generally replace one or two missing teeth, while dentures are an option if you've lost all of the teeth in your upper or lower jaw.
Is your smile dull?
Professional teeth whitening is quick and effective. The cosmetic dentistry service eliminates stains by breaking up the dark pigments that cause them. After your one-hour whitening session, you'll be amazed at the improvement in your smile. In fact, whitening can lighten teeth by three to eight shades.
Renew your smile with cosmetic dentistry treatments at Mapledale Family Dentistry. Call (703) 580-9900 to schedule an appointment with our Woodbridge, VA, dentists.