May 10, 2018
Even if you have healthy teeth, you wish there was a way to improve it’s overall appearance. Whether it’s become discolored over the years or recently damaged due to an injury, you shouldn’t have to settle for it’s current look. With help from your cosmetic dentist in Fairfax however, you can get the smile of your dreams (or just the way it looked before.)
To find out which cosmetic treatment is best for you, you’ll want to keep reading.
Professional Teeth Whitening
In-office whitening is a great way to gain a brighter, whiter smile. This treatment can make your smile up to 10 shades whiter safely and effectively. If you have yellow, brown, or orange tinges in your teeth caused by food, age, heredity, or tobacco use, you can remove it!
Luckily, getting your teeth whitened isn’t exclusive to the office. With take-home whitening kits, you can get whiter teeth in the comfort of your own home. These custom whitening trays are comfortable and worn for one to two hours a day for about two weeks. The years of staining that you’ve grown to despise will start to disappear, even after your first treatment. Read more about it here.
If your tooth was chipped in an accident, but didn’t require any restorative treatments to fix, you’ll have plenty to gain from cosmetic bonding. This liquid composite resin is also used for tooth-colored fillings but it’s also useful in covering cosmetic chips, cracks, or discoloration!
Cosmetic bonding is ideal if you want to fix small imperfections in your smile without the use of porcelain veneers (more on that later.) As long as you brush daily, floss, and visit your cosmetic dentist every six months, the bonding can last between 5 and 10 years.
Invisalign Clear Braces (Aligners)
If you want to fix gaps or misalignment in your smile, you can do so easily with clear braces from Invisalign! Through this orthodontic treatment, you simply wear a series of clear braces for 20 to 22 hours a day. These shift your teeth into a healthier, straighter position in less time than traditional braces.
Since they are removable, you don’t have to change your eating or brushing habits to do treatment. They’re also clear, so your professional image won’t be affected. These benefits have proven them to be very popular among adults seeking a straighter smile.
When it comes to hiding cracks, gaps, misalignment, discoloration, chips, and other cosmetic imperfections, there are few treatments as effective as porcelain veneers. The ultra-thin coverings are designed to rest on top of teeth, making your smile look perfect, but still natural.
After considering your skin coloring, tooth shape, and your personal expectations, we’ll prepare your teeth, take impressions of your smile, and fit you with temporary veneers. At your second visit, you’ll have your permanent ones placed.
Are you ready for your smile makeover? Schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentist in Fairfax today to get started!
About the Author
Dr. Michael Bassiri has advanced expertise in aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry. On top of his dental degree, he’s completed post-graduate training at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. To learn more about his smile transformations or practice, contact him at (703) 385-9161 or visit his website.
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