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By The Bonner Dental Network, P.C.
April 18, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Do you close your mouth the instant you see a camera? Dental imperfections, gaps, and even dull teeth can make you feel so self-Teeth-Whiteningconscious about your appearance that you practically give up smiling. Luckily, your Washington, DC, dentist, Dr. Leslie Bonner of The Bonner Dental Network, offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures and services that can enhance your smile!

 

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening removes stains that dull your tooth enamel. Professional whiteners used by dentists are stronger than those you'll find in drugstore products, and they can safely whiten your teeth as much as three to eight shades in just one hour. Professional whitening agents contain hydrogen peroxide, a natural substance that breaks apart and removes stains that collect deep inside your tooth enamel.

 

Dental implants

Implants offer the latest and most reliable way to restore missing teeth. Dental implants are small titanium posts placed in the jawbone. They're designed to replace your natural roots and bond to your jawbone in just a few months. After your implants have bonded completely, your Washington dentist will add dental crowns to the top of the crowns to complete the restoration of your teeth.

 

Veneers

Veneers offer an excellent solution for many types of dental flaws. The thin porcelain or plastic shells are attached to the fronts of your teeth with dental cement to hide a variety of imperfections. They conceal chips and cracks, cover gaps, hide discolorations, and improve the shape and length of teeth. Veneers are available in many shades of white to brighten your smile!

 

Invisalign

Offering an alternative to traditional metal braces, Invisalign uses clear, removable aligner trays to gradually re-position teeth in a discreet fashion. During treatment, you will place a new set of aligners on your teeth approximately every two weeks. Invisalign straightens teeth and corrects mild to moderate bite problems in some older teens and adults. Aligners are designed with your convenience in mind—since you'll remove them to eat, brush, and floss, you won't need to make any changes to your usual routine!

Transform your smile with cosmetic dentistry procedures! Call your Washington, DC, dentist, Dr. Leslie Bonner of The Bonner Dental Network, at (202) 249-9131 to schedule an appointment today!

By The Bonner Dental Network, P.C.
February 28, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental implants  

If you're missing a permanent tooth, or perhaps more than one, you've probably changed the way you interact with people and smile for implantpictures to disguise the spaces that these missing teeth have left. A damaged, incomplete smile can chip away at your self-esteem, not to mention your overall dental health. But smiling can become a natural part of your life again with dental implants, proudly offered by your dentist in Washington, DC, Dr. Leslie Bonner. Read on to learn how Dr. Bonner and his team have the skills and experience to make your smile whole again with dental implants.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants start as a tiny screw-like piece of high-quality, hypoallergenic metal that your Washington DC dentist will place in the space where your missing tooth once resided. This is a quick and relatively easy dental procedure. Your jawbone will naturally begin to grow around the metal post, stabilizing it over a period of several months. Once the post completely integrated, Dr. Bonner will attach another metal piece called an abutment, which will hold the topmost portion of the implant, the crown, in place.

How can dental implants help me?

Dental implants continue to gain in popularity, and Dr. Bonner, your Washington dentist, is one such advocate. That's because dental implants are the only fully permanent tooth restoration available; they can last several decades before needing any replacement or repair. They won't shift out of place while chewing, and their hardware is completely hidden, making them attractive and realistic. All of these benefits are passed on to the wearer, who can enjoy the look and functionality of a complete smile.

If you have further questions about the benefits of dental implants, or you want to schedule a consultation with Dr. Leslie Bonner, contact The Bonner Dental Network in Washington, DC to speak to one of our friendly scheduling staff today!

By The Bonner Dental Network, P.C.
September 25, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Bright White TeethDental fillings don't have to change the appearance of your teeth. Cosmetic fillings look just like your natural tooth color and offer an excellent alternative to silver amalgam fillings. Your downtown Washington, DC, dentist Dr. Leslie Bonner offers fillings at The Bonner Dental Network.

What are cosmetic fillings?

Cosmetic fillings are made of composite resin, a soft material composed of powdered plastic and glass. Composite resin is available is tinted to match common tooth colors, ensuring that your dental work is never noticeable. Before you receive a filling, your downtown Washington, DC, dentist will choose a color that closely matches your natural tooth color.

What happens when I receive a cosmetic filling?

Your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb your mouth, then remove the decayed portion of your tooth. Eliminating decay also requires the removal of a margin of healthy tooth structure around the decayed area. The larger the area removed, the weaker the tooth may become. Cosmetic fillings require removal of a smaller margin than silver amalgam fillings, which helps your tooth remain strong.

After the decay is removed, your dentist will apply an etching solution that will help the filling adhere to your tooth, followed by bonding material and the composite resin filling. Your new filling will quickly harden after it's exposed to an ultraviolet curing light.

Cosmetic fillings offer a few important benefits. They bond to your teeth, improving their strength, and don't react to temperature changes. Silver amalgam fillings, in contrast, contract and expand when they're exposed to hot or cold foods or beverages. Constant contraction and expansion can eventually weaken your tooth and increase your risk of cracks and fractures.

Are you ready to improve your smile with a cosmetic filling? Call your downtown Washington, DC dentist Dr. Leslie Bonner of The Bonner Dental Network at (202) 249-9131 to schedule your appointment.

By The Bonner Dental Network, P.C.
July 24, 2017
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: botox  

Find out why you may want to turn to your dentist if you are interested in this simple cosmetic treatment.botox

Even though some people wear their laugh lines like a badge of honor, not everyone feels as great about these wrinkles. If you have crow’s feet, forehead lines or wrinkles around the nose and mouth that bother you, our Washington, DC cosmetic dentist, Dr. Leslie Bonner, could help smooth out these facial lines and help you get a more youthful appearance.

My Dentist Offers Botox?

When people think about Botox they often assume they have to go to a dermatologist or even cosmetic surgeon to get this treatment, but our Washington, DC dentist makes it easier to get that youthful look just by coming into our dental office.

Why should you choose a dentist to perform this simple cosmetic procedure? One thing is certain: dentists receive a lot of advanced training with regards to the maxillofacial region, which means that if any doctor should be allowed to provide Botox it should be a dentist. After all, dentists have to perform some rather invasive maxillofacial procedures regularly.

If you are looking to smooth away dynamic wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, mouth and nose then Botox injections may be all that you need to take years off your skin. These thin needles are so small that most patients don’t feel anything more than a slight pinch. In a matter of minutes, the treatment is over. Over the course of three to four days, you will start to see some of those lines and wrinkles disappear (it can take up to one week to see the full results). While Botox results are temporary, if you want to maintain your results for longer you can always come back in every few months for a refresher treatment.

If you are interested in taking years off your skin then it’s time to call The Bonner Dental Network in Washington, DC to schedule your consultation. Let’s find out if Botox is right for you.

By The Bonner Dental Network, P.C.
June 12, 2017
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental implants   invisalign  

Cosmetic dentistry is a priceless facet of general dentistry, allowing you to rejuvenate your smile with only a few dental procedures. FindingDental Implants, Invisalign, Cosmetic Dentistry the right procedure for you could be as easy as asking your dentist about cosmetic dentistry and what it can do for your smile. Find out more about some common procedures with Dr. Leslie Bonner at The Bonner Dental Network at one of two Washington, DC locations.

What is cosmetic dentistry? 
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the look of your smile. Some procedures kill two birds with one stone, improving both the aesthetics and functionality of your smile while others simply give you a smile you will love. Dentists can choose to undergo additional training in cosmetic dentistry procedures to further their education on the subject or gather the most up-to-date information.

Invisalign 
Invisalign is a form of orthodontic treatment which, unlike traditional braces, offers a quick and discreet way to improve your smile. The process treats the same issues as traditional braces, but uses clear aligner trays rather than metal brackets and wires, allowing you to straighten your smile and correct your bite issues. Patients remove Invisalign’s trays to eat and brush their teeth, making this method of orthodontic care the most convenient and effortless on the market.

Dental Implants 
Dental implants replace a missing tooth. Unlike other tooth replacement options like dental bridges, implants also replace a missing tooth’s root. This is crucial in providing the bone with the stimulation it requires to avoid atrophy and remain healthy. Dental implants require several dental appointments to complete but last a lifetime with the proper care. Implants are touted as the most efficient and permanent tooth replacement procedure available.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Washington, DC
Whether you want to completely renew or simply tweak a small part of your smile, cosmetic dentistry can help you. For more information on Invisalign, dental implants, or cosmetic dentistry in general, please contact Dr. Leslie Bonner at The Bonner Dental Network with locations on 17th street and 20th street in Washington, DC. Call to schedule an appointment today.



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