There are many cosmetic dentistry options available today that are designed to improve smiles with advanced techniques, tools, and procedures. At Cardinal Park Family Dental Care, we offer a wide range of cosmetic options to patients throughout Northern Virginia, including such communities as Leesburg and Loudoun County. Teeth whitening, porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers, Invisalign and dental bonding can produce amazing results on their own. For a more dramatic enhancement, we can combine several cosmetic options into a smile makeover. Visit our smile gallery to view examples of the amazing results we have achieved for our patients. Then, schedule a free cosmetic consultation with our dentists to learn how they can help you attain the smile you have always wanted through cosmetic dentistry.
A beautiful smile is made of many elements, including brilliantly white teeth. If your teeth are discolored, or have lost their original luster over time, we can give you a brighter smile through a simple teeth whitening procedure. At our Leesburg practice, near Loudoun County, we offer in-office EZ-White Pro. If you would rather whiten at home, we have custom trays for Opalescence Gel and also Opalescence Go—Pre-Loaded, form fitting Ultra-Trays. Your dentists at Cardinal Park Family Dental will recommend the best treatment for you. Each teeth whitening treatment we have available will provide you with a whiter smile to brighten up your life.
When a tooth has suffered structural damage, but not so much that a porcelain crown is needed, we may be able to restore them with an inlay or onlay. Inlays are used to repair decay or damage that lies within the cusps (points) of a tooth. Onlays are used to repair damage or decay that affects one or more of the cusps. The process for placing inlays and onlays is similar to that involved in placing porcelain crowns. The tooth is prepared and an impression is made so that the inlay or onlay can be fabricated. However, with CEREC® 3D technology, we are able to custom craft your inlay or onlay in our office while you wait.
Through dental bonding, we can conceal minor imperfections, such as cracks, chips, and discolorations. We apply a tooth-colored resin material to the tooth and sculpt it into the desired shape. The material is hardened upon exposure to a special light, and then smoothed and polished to a natural-looking sheen. We can even fill small gaps and fix minor misalignments by increasing the size of the tooth with the bonding material. Dental bonding is a popular alternative to porcelain veneers because it can quickly and easily improve the appearance of the teeth for amazing results.
Porcelain veneers are ideal for patients who are hoping to achieve the perfect Hollywood smile. Porcelain veneers are thin sheets of porcelain shaped to your desired tooth shape which are then bound to your teeth. Dental veneers are great for covering stubborn stains, filling in gaps, ridding gummy smiles, covering cracks or chips in the tooth, and even making teeth appear straighter. If you are looking for a simple correction to several dental problems with only one procedure, you should consider porcelain veneers.
An ideal candidate for porcelain dental crowns is a patient who is suffering from cracked, chipped, discolored teeth or damaged crowns. Porcelain dental crowns look exactly like real teeth and can enhance your smile tremendously, which is why they are considered cosmetic as well as restorative. If you are in need of dental crowns, the procedure is quite simple. Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and send them off to the lab. When the crowns are made and returned, your will have them cemented to your teeth and have a brand new smile.
Traditional metal braces can be painful, require frequent visits to the dentist, and they make your smile unsightly to look at. With Invisalign clear braces, all of those problems are solved. They are virtually invisible so nobody ever has to know that you have them. You will wear your aligners for approximately two weeks and then change them for a new set. Invisalign tends to work faster than traditional braces as well. With Invisalign, you also don’t have to worry about getting odd stains on your teeth from braces because they are removable for eating, brushing and flossing. Learn about the many benefits of Invisalign.
At Cardinal Park Family Dental, we also provide orthodontic care such as replacement retainers and lingual bars. If your retainer has gone missing or you have just finished your Invisalign treatment from us, we can provide you with a retainer to ensure that your teeth stay straight. If the idea of remembering to wear a retainer every night is hard for you to fathom, you can consider getting a lingual bar placed. This is a permanent retainer glued to your teeth. Unfortunately, they are usually only glued to the front 6 teeth, which means your other teeth can shift. Depending on your teeth prior to orthodontics, your dentist will recommend the best retainer option for your smile.
Our cosmetic dentists—Dr. Gary Ashton, Dr. Christine Han and Dr. Hugo Manrique—can help you determine which cosmetic dentistry procedures can help you attain the results you desire. Contact us to schedule a free consultation at our practice in Leesburg in Loudoun County to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry options we have.
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