Have you ever wondered what cosmetic dentistry services are available from your Burke dentist? Dr. Reangber offers a range of cosmetic options that will help give you a smile that you can be confident showing off! Many of these services directly or indirectly lead to better oral health, so booking an appointment is a win-win scenario.
Research has continuously demonstrated that people with healthy, white smiles are viewed as more attractive, intelligent, and friendly than those with poor smiles. A healthy and happy smile can make you feel more confident and beautiful, while dental problems can cause low self esteem and a desire to avoid speaking or eating in public. By restoring your mouth to a healthy state, and focusing on the aesthetics of your teeth and smile, Dr. Reangber can drastically change your appearance and self-image.
It’s no surprise that teeth whitening is the most popular form of cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Reangber, dentist in Burke, VA, says this is because you can get quick results that make a noticeable difference. Anyone that adores their regular coffee, tea, or glass of red wine can certainly appreciate the removal of surface stains through dental whitening procedures. You can, of course, opt for at-home whitening kits or strips. These are not nearly as safe or effective, however, as in-office whitening procedures performed by a qualified dentist. They also don’t last as long as professional whitening treatments, so they’re not the best choice for long-term results. They can, however, be a quick and affordable solution when you need teeth whitened as fast as possible.
Veneers and Lumineers
Do you think that you’re stuck with a bad smile, just because you were born with crooked teeth, or because tooth whitening has proven ineffective for you? Not to worry, because veneers and Lumineers can give you the Hollywood-worthy smile that you’ve always dreamed of! Both are thin pieces of porcelain that are applied to the surface of your teeth, covering problem areas and giving the appearance of straight, white, even teeth.
Veneers are the traditional approach, and their application begins with the natural tooth surface being filed down about 5 mm. The surface of the teeth is also roughened a bit, so the veneers will adhere better. They are held in place by a bonding agent, which is set by exposure to a special light. The process of getting veneers is more time consuming than that of Lumineers, and generally takes two visits. Because the enamel has been filed down, the teeth are more sensitive and at risk for damage should the veneer be removed at any point.
Those who are seeking a less invasive approach, or a better option for long term changes, may prefer Lumineers. They are very similar to veneers, but they do not involve any shaving down of the natural teeth. As such, the application process is faster, and the teeth below are stronger and safer should they be removed in the future. They are thinner than veneers, but placing them directly on the teeth can result in the mouth feeling bulky or overcrowded. Most patients get used to this feeling quickly, but it is imperative that you choose a qualified dentist to do the application.
Cosmetic Bonding and Contouring
Small dental problems, like pointy cupids or very tiny chips to the tooth, can be treated with cosmetic bonding and contouring. This is a painless procedure wherein small and subtle alterations are made to improve the health and appearance of the teeth. Dr. Reangber, emergency dentist in Burke, is available for a consultation to determine if your cosmetic dentistry needs are best solved by cosmetic bonding or contouring.
Book an appointment today with Burke dentist Dr. Reangber of Lifetime Smiles. Call (703) 323-3910 or click here to message Lifetime Smiles online.