This past year certainly did not turn out the way any of us had hoped. But the good news is that better things are on the horizon. Focusing on your teeth, oral hygiene and health should always be one of your top priorities. This includes getting proper oral care and preventive dental health treatments that will help restore mouth function and give you the gorgeous, bright smiles that you deserve!
Here at Gorgeous Smile Arlington, VA, we believe there is no better time than now to improve your dental health and restore your smile to start the year off with some positivity. Get ready to take on tomorrow and brighten your future with a smile makeover with our latest cosmetic dental procedures.
This cosmetic dentistry procedure is also known as indirect fillings and are made from gold, porcelain, or composite materials to fill decayed or damaged teeth. The filling is called an inlay when the material is bonded within the center of a tooth and it is called an onlay when the filling includes one or more points of the tooth or covers the biting surface. Inlays and onlays provide support to strengthen teeth, restore their shape, and avoid any further decay or deterioration and can be an alternative to dental crowns.
Composite bonding refers to the repair of decayed, damaged, or discolored teeth using material that resembles your tooth enamel color. Dentists will carefully drill out the tooth decay then apply composite onto your tooth’s surface, and then sculpt it into the right shape before curing it with an ultraviolet or laser light. This cosmetic dental procedure effectively covers your tooth’s damage and gives the appearance of a healthy tooth in its place. Composite bonding is a painless treatment that is completed within 30 to 60 minutes but lasts for 10 years with good care.
Dental veneers or also often called Hollywood Teeth, are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of dental and tooth-colored porcelain or composite that cover the front surface of your teeth. These ultra-thin shells cover the visible flaws associated with size, color, shape, or length of your teeth, ranging from crooked, cracked, or damaged enamel to noticeable gaps between your teeth.
Dental implants are titanium replacement tooth roots inserted into the bone socket of your missing tooth or damaged teeth. Our dentists will insert a small titanium screw into the jaw at the site of the missing or damaged tooth, which serves as the support for a crown. Dental implants are also designed to act as the anchor of artificial teeth such as a crown, bridge, or denture. We highly encourage a practice of diligent oral hygiene during the implant placement period and after the implant procedure is completed to clean plaque and food debris to the area.
Cosmetic Teeth Whitening also called teeth bleaching is one of the most popular, simplest, and least expensive ways to improve your smile. This cosmetic dental procedure can brighten and whiten your teeth from discoloration and staining. Our dentists will first remove the plaque, tartar, and other debris from each of your tooth’s surface, restoring its natural appearance. Not everyone’s teeth can be bleached, so it is very important to check with our dentists first!
After a challenging year, it would be great for all of us with some positive changes and good news in our lives. We, at Gorgeous Smile Arlington, VA, believe that focusing on beneficial health habits such as a renewed emphasis on good dental health, will bring nothing but positive things that will truly showcase your beautiful smiles.
If you are in need of any of the cosmetic dental procedures discussed here, or have any other questions or concerns about your dental health, we encourage you to reach out to our team (insert website link here) of professionals. We welcome the opportunity to talk about how we can help you!