There are many issues that can lead to someone having a less attractive or imperfect smile, from discoloration to missing teeth. Fortunately, there are also several cosmetic dentistry treatments that can repair these issues. At Dr. Fairfax & Associates, we will go over your concerns and expectations in order to come up with a customized treatment plan that will give you the smile you have always wanted.
Common Cosmetic Issues
- Discoloration – The most common complaint people have about their smile is that it is discolored and dull. In-office teeth whitening procedures can help remove stains deep within the enamel to give you a whiter, younger looking smile. For really stubborn stains that do not react to whitening treatments, you can also choose composite bonding or veneers to cover severely discolored teeth.
- Chips, cracks, and gaps – Though minor, these imperfections can still cause people to be self-conscious of their smile. Porcelain veneers address these issues and reshape teeth. Veneers are composed of thin shells of porcelain that are placed over one's existing teeth. Veneers are able to provide a solution to a number of cosmetic imperfections, making them a very popular service.
- Breaks and missing teeth – Breaking or losing a tooth can not only make your smile less aesthetically appealing, but can also be detrimental to your oral health. Crowns can be used to cover a broken tooth, or, when attached to a dental implant or bridge, can completely replace it. They are similar to veneers, but instead of covering only the front of the tooth, they fit on top of the entire tooth to protect it and make it more functional.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for You?
With cosmetic dentistry, we can help those in the Fairfax, VA area that are not happy with their smile to obtain a more functional and beautiful smile. If you would like to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry services we provide, or to schedule a consultation, please contact Dr. Fairfax & Associates at your earliest convenience.