Sterling VA Dentist
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and an attractive smile created by a cosmetic dentist will make you shine both inside and out. With the advances in cosmetic dentistry, you no longer have to cover up your teeth in photographs, or feel self-conscious about your smile. Chipped, stained, or crooked teeth are a thing of the past.
Even the smallest cosmetic changes can make a big difference in how you feel, and how you present yourself to the world. With very simple procedures, performed right here in the EverSmile Dentistry offices, you can improve your image, your oral health, and your self-esteem.
Cosmetic dentistry encompasses a wide variety of simple procedures that make your mouth and teeth look and feel better.
Simple procedures that make your mouth and teeth look and feel better:
Tooth whitening, or bleaching, will brighten and whiten aging, stained, or discolored teeth. With custom-fitted gel carrier trays, you can whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home, with long-lasting results. After the initial whitening, which takes about two weeks, use the system to touch up your smile, generally done every six months. We use the Opalescence tooth whitening system that was created by dentists as a low-acidic whitening option.
Tooth-colored bonding is a simple procedure helpful for teeth containing smaller chips. A tooth-colored filler, chosen to match your existing teeth, is sculpted to reshape the tooth, and bonded to the tooth in a process similar to the process used for tooth-colored fillings.
Fillings used to be done in mercury silver, which can lead to an unsightly mouth when these fillings are visible. Replacing the silver fillings with tooth-colored composite fillings is an easy cosmetic process, and widely used today for improved aesthetics. New fillings can also be completed using the composite white filling.
Porcelain veneers can greatly improve the appearance of chipped, severely discolored, crooked, or misshapen teeth. Veneers are thin, custom-made porcelain shells that are bonded to the outside cosmetic surface of teeth much like a false fingernail. They are adhered to the front of natural teeth using a cosmetic tooth bonding similar to the bonding used for tooth-colored fillings. Although they are attached permanently and are quite durable, they may someday need a replacement.
People with large silver fillings or unsightly or broken teeth may wish to update their appearance with porcelain tooth-colored crowns that are almost indistinguishable from their natural teeth. A crown covers the natural tooth like a cap and will protect and strengthen the tooth, as well as restore a beautiful smile.
Invisalign is a modern, comfortable, and effective way to straighten your teeth without braces. Using a series of clear, removal aligners that move your teeth gently into place, you can see a dramatic improvement in your smile.
Invisalign uses 3-D computer imaging to design a course of treatment based on molds and scans taken by EverSmile Dentistry. From this plan, a set of custom-made aligners are provided. Each aligner is worn, in sequence, for a period of approximately two weeks, making slight adjustments to straighten your teeth painlessly and effortlessly. They can be removed for normal eating, brushing and flossing, and require little maintenance for good hygiene.
Invisalign is designed for use in older adolescents and adults, and is only used for straightening of permanent teeth.