Learn about your cosmetic dentistry options from your Washington, DC dentist.
Would you like to feel better about your smile? Cosmetic dentistry treatments can conceal a chipped tooth, brighten your smile, change the appearance of a tooth or replace missing teeth. Dr. Leslie Bonner, your Washington, DC, dentist at The Bonner Dental Network, discusses several popular cosmetic dentistry treatments.
Improving your smile can be as simple as whitening your teeth. Whitening gets rids of stains that dull teeth and can even help you look younger. Professional whitening offers quicker, more impressive results than do-it-yourself kits and can last several years if you avoid foods and beverages that stain teeth.
You'll want to consider veneers if your teeth are in good condition but you're self-conscious about a cosmetic issue. Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that are permanently bonded to the fronts of your teeth. Dentists use them to lengthen short teeth, cover gaps, whiten teeth and conceal chips, cracks, discolorations and oddly shaped teeth.
Crowns improve the appearance of teeth and also strengthen weakened teeth. They're used to lengthen teeth, restore fractured teeth, change the appearance of oddly shaped teeth and conceal chips, discolorations and other cosmetic issues.
Tooth replacement options
There's no need to live with a missing tooth, thanks to bridges, dentures and dental implants. Bridges and partial and full dentures transform your smile and restore your ability to chew and bite. If you're looking for a more permanent tooth replacement option, you'll want to consider dental implants. Implants replace the roots of teeth and bond to your jawbone. As long as you take care of them, you'll probably never have to replace them.
Do you hate the thought of wearing a mouthful of metal while you straighten your teeth? Invisalign offers a better option and doesn't require wires and brackets. You'll receive a series of clear, removable aligner trays that will gradually re-align your teeth. You'll use a new set of aligners every two weeks and will remove your trays to eat.
Isn't it about time you improved your smile? Call Dr. Bonner, your Washington, DC dentist at The Bonner Dental Network to find out which cosmetic dentistry treatment is the best choice for you.