You only get one chance to make a great first impression, and DC Dental Spa can help you make that impression your best with our cosmetic dentistry services.
Cosmetic Dentistry is a specialized branch of dentistry focusing on restoring unsightly or missing teeth back to a natural looking, aesthetically pleasing state. Cosmetic dentists can accomplish by using several different procedures depending on your unique treatment plan. Cosmetic dentists (like all dental professionals) focus on the preservation of your natural teeth as much as possible. They achieve to find an authentic looking repair, while maintaining and even improving your surrounding bone and gum tissue.
Our teeth contribute to defining your smile, which is foundational to your personality. They are important when it comes to eating, but they are also just as important when it comes to communicating with others.
If you suffer from damaged, discolored, or missing teeth and feel embarrassed by their appearance, it can affect your social activities, personally and professionally. In these cases, consulting with our team at DC Dental Spa can be one of the most life-changing procedures for you in returning the beauty to your teeth and the confidence in your smile.
Our professional team at DC Dental Spa is experienced with the different procedures in cosmetic dentistry. Our state-of-the-art technology and friendly atmosphere will help you find the right solution. Call 202-873-1054 for an initial consultation and let us bring back your healthy smile together.
Why Would I Need to Have It?
If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry, it is usually because there are areas in your smile that you wish to improve. Possible reasons for considering cosmetic dentistry could include:
- Discoloration and staining
- Missing tooth/teeth
- Broken or cracked teeth
- Misshapen or disproportionately sized teeth
- Gaps and spacing in teeth
- Overcrowded and crooked teeth
What Procedures are Offered?
Depending on your specific situation, there are several restoration options for teeth that can enhance and improve the appearance of your smile. Some of these options include:
- Lumineers (no-prep veneers)
- Tooth Contouring/Reshaping
- Dental Bonding
- Porcelain Crowns
- Dental Implants
- Dental Bridges
- Root Canals
The restoration procedure appropriate to meet your smile goals and dental needs will be decided together at your evaluation. Make a consultation appointment today at DC Dental Spa to create a treatment plan and to review the available restoration options.
How Long Will the Procedure Take?
The length of each cosmetic procedure will vary. You may require multiple restoration steps and the process of achieving a healthy smile may take some time. Dental technology continues to improve, so the process of completing most cosmetic procedures simply continues to become more efficient.
As an example, tooth replacement used to take weeks or months to successfully complete. Now we are able to replace teeth safely and effectively in the same day! Your treatment will be discussed at your first evaluation.
What Benefits Can I Expect?
Both cosmetic dentists and their patients who have been through cosmetic dental procedures will agree, there are valuable benefits that come with a healthy smile. Some of the more popular advantages of cosmetic dentistry are:
- Natural looking teeth
- Correction and balance of bite
- Decreased wear and tear on teeth
- Increased function of teeth
- Decreased risk of decay and infection
- Increased strength of the teeth and bones
- Protection of existing teeth
Alongside these benefits, your self-confidence and your self-esteem increases considerably when you realize you have an aesthetically pleasing smile that you do not have to hide. Your smile becomes an asset to show off at social gatherings rather than something to be ashamed.
Which Procedure Is Right for Me?
There are a few factors when considering cosmetic dentistry. Not all procedures will be appropriate for you. Before any cosmetic dentistry will be performed, we will evaluate the health and integrity of your bone, teeth, and gums.
To begin creating your ideal treatment plan, the team at DC Dental Spa will complete a number of examinations to evaluate your mouth in its current state. These exams could include:
- Comprehensive Oral Exam
- X-rays (types ranging depending on need)
- Periodontal (gum) and oral cancer exam
- Bite Analysis & TMJ Analysis
After these required exams are completed, we will create a cosmetic treatment plan perfect for achieving your desired smile. Sometimes more extensive restorations may be necessary due to the loss of functionality or spread of disease/decay which might even add extractions. All of this will be addressed at your consultation. We will make any procedural decisions together.
How Much Does Cosmetic Dentistry Cost?
Cosmetic dentistry is slowly becoming more acceptable as a necessity rather than a luxury. Procedures that focus on returning the functionality to your oral cavity can be critical in the prevention of infection or wear and tear on your existing healthy teeth. The cost of cosmetic dentistry will be determined by the severity of the issues, the number of procedures, the materials used, and your dental insurance plan. DC Dental Spa can assist with your insurance coverage and we also offer payment plans.
Cosmetic dentistry can change your life. Your teeth may be one of the smallest parts of your body, but the effects they can have are significant. You may have healthy teeth, but your restoration option might be addressing abnormally shaped teeth or stains. When it comes to dental procedures, every patient is unique! Your teeth and gums are as unique as your fingerprints. Therefore, it is essential for your cosmetic dental plans to be tailored to you and your circumstances.
High Quality Care You Can Trust
At DC Dental Spa our office downtown strives to accommodate your busy schedule. Our entire staff prides ourselves in building strong and lasting relationships with each of our patients. We find value in the trust that our patients place in us. We are deliberate about exercising preventative overall dental health and delivering the enjoyment that comes with a healthy smile. Visit us today at DC Dental Spa, 730 24th St. NW, Suite 9, Washington, DC, 20037, or call 202-873-1054 for an evaluation and consultation to see what your options are to improving the health of your smile. Our team finds great satisfaction in watching the improvements of our patients. We can make you one of those life-changing success stories.