You can have a stronger, straighter, and brighter smile. At the Washington Center for Dentistry, our expert team of doctors provides a full suite of cosmetic dentistry procedures to give you the smile you want. If you’re in the Washington, DC area and are ready for a new smile, call us today.
In the experienced hands of the Washington Center for Dentistry’s dentists, patients can have beautiful, newly aligned, straight teeth in as few as two visits with porcelain veneers. These thin, natural-looking porcelain shells cover existing teeth to close gaps, whiten, lengthen, and properly align teeth. It can be almost like instant orthodontics since porcelain veneers can make a dream smile come to life for an amazing smile makeover. Porcelain veneers are one of the most frequently requested treatments at the Washington Center for Dentistry.
A porcelain crown can restore a single damaged tooth back to its original form and function. A dental crown is an exact porcelain replica of the natural tooth it is covering, where it preserves and protects the remaining shell of the tooth. The crown covers the entire visible surface of the tooth, leaving it strong and durable. These restorations, available in our office in Washington, DC, are cemented onto the teeth and are referred to as “fixed” dentistry rather than using a removable appliance or partial denture. The Washington Center for Dentistry has a team of highly trained and artistic cosmetic dentists, who are thrilled to give patients the smile they have always dreamed about with their cosmetic dentistry skills for porcelain crowns.
Invisalign® Clear Braces
The adult-friendly Invisalign approach straightens teeth with customized aligners created specifically for the patient by our dentists at Washington Center for Dentistry. The clear aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, virtually invisible plastic that is worn over the teeth. Wearing the aligners, over time, gradually—and gently—shifts the teeth into place. The orthodontic changes are the result of exact movements planned just for the patient. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. Patients just pop in a new set of aligners every 2 to 3 weeks, until treatment is complete. A brand new, straighter smile emerges—with little interference in a patient’s daily life.
A bright, attractive smile is one of a patient’s best attributes. There’s no better way to make a good first impression than displaying a smile with two full rows of white teeth. The dentists at Washington Center for Dentistry understand how important this is and have years of experience crafting these smiles for our patients in the Washington, DC area with smile makeovers. To correct any number of dental needs and to restore a smile to its natural luster, a smile makeover, within a cosmetic dentistry treatment plan, might be the perfect option.
GLO® Teeth Whitening
GLO teeth whitening is an effective and popular teeth whitening treatment kit that can whiten your teeth in multiple shades without causing sensitivity. To restore a dazzling smile with cosmetic dentistry, teeth can be effectively whitened and brightened with the GLO teeth whitening system. The dentists at Washington Center for Dentistry use powerful yet gentle gel and a light-based gel accelerator to whiten teeth by many shades in about one week. GLO is an at-home whitening treatment that allows you the freedom to whiten on your own terms. Teeth whitening at Washington Center for Dentistry is one of the easiest and most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments available to improve and invigorate a smile and overall appearance.
Dental bonding is among the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve a smile. At The Washington Center for Dentistry, our team uses state-of-the-art technology and cosmetic dentistry techniques to improve the look of a patient’s teeth and the quality of their smile. They will apply a matching tooth-colored plastic material to the tooth that they will harden with a special light. This light ultimately bonds the material to the tooth. Then, the doctor shapes the material into the desired length and width and polishes the surface to match the sheen of the rest of the tooth’s surface.
Dental bridges, which literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth, are a long-established treatment choice to replace teeth when they are lost. Our talented dentists will place 2 or more crowns on either side of the gap as the anchoring teeth, and they are attached to the false tooth or teeth in between. Dental bridges are made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these cosmetic dentistry materials, and are supported by natural teeth or implants. Bridges are a great way to not only restore teeth but also restore confidence and self-esteem.
If a patient is tired of seeing the gap or gaps in between their teeth every time they look in the mirror, there are several solutions. The cosmetic dentists at the Washington Center for Dentistry suggest 3 main cosmetic dentistry solutions commonly used for eliminating gaps in between the teeth: porcelain veneers, dental bonding, or Invisalign. Porcelain veneers bond directly to the front of the teeth and are used to mask gaps in the teeth. Dental bonding offers quick, affordable, and easy enhancements to improve the aesthetic appeal of the smile. Invisalign is an option that gently moves the teeth through removable aligners that look like clear mouthguards. Call today to schedule a consultation to learn about your options for improving your smile!
A gummy smile can diminish a patient’s smile even if he or she has beautiful, healthy teeth. A gummy smile can make teeth look small with the gumline looking uneven or falling too far below the lip line. Since gums serve as a natural frame for the teeth, they should complement a patient’s teeth. At Washington Center for Dentistry, our dentists use laser gum reshaping to improve a gummy smile in a gentle, painless procedure. The dentists will re-contour the gums through advanced dental laser technology that does not require numbing. This treatment is often performed along with other cosmetic procedures like bonding, porcelain crowns, and veneers in our Washington, DC office.
In order to determine the true beauty of a smile, a high value has always been placed on a healthy-looking gum line. Gum bleaching helps many patients who are bothered by having gum tissue that is dark or less pink than they would like. To lighten this hyperpigmentation or to even out the color of gums, cosmetic dentistry patients are happily benefiting from gum bleaching that uses advanced laser technology to correct this condition. The specially trained dentists at Washington Center for Dentistry offer this gentle, yet effective procedure to help patients achieve more beautiful, healthier-looking gums.
Both the upper and lower arches of teeth come into contact with each other during daily activities such as when eating, resting, and sleeping. The relationship between the arches is known as occlusion. If the teeth aren’t in proper balance, a patient can experience tenderness and pain and the teeth’s mobility can be affected. When any of these issues arise, the dentists at Washington Center for Dentistry can perform bite analysis with advanced technology, where the teeth’s stability is measured, along with the timing and level of force exerted by individual teeth. From the analysis, dentists can determine which steps within cosmetic dentistry to take to fix current problems and prevent future issues.