April 15, 2019
There are plenty of reasons you may not be satisfied with your smile. Stains, crooked teeth, your bite, and even the shape of your teeth can have you looking for cosmetic dental treatment options. Nowadays, dentists can use advanced technology as well as tried and true dental solutions to give you a more healthy, beautiful smile. If you’re looking for a smile makeover in Reston, here are a few options to consider.
If you’re looking for a dramatic and beautiful transformation, porcelain veneers are the way to go. If you’re looking to hide impurities and imperfections, these wafer-thin coverings can hide gaps in your teeth, chips, cracks, and even stains. Don’t like the shape of your teeth? That’s not a problem for these custom replacements.
Porcelain veneers are not only thin, but they’re durable because of the type of porcelain used. When they reflect light, they look like natural tooth enamel, making them unnoticeable to others. In addition, they resist stains!
One of the greatest benefits of veneers is they can be placed in two to three appointments, making them a quick and easy solution. If properly taken care of, your veneers can last anywhere from 15 to 20 years, and they are easily maintained with brushing and flossing, and regular visits to the dental office.
These porcelain caps completely cover the surface of the tooth. Individuals who benefit from dental crowns typically have cracks or structural damage to a particular tooth; however, they can provide an aesthetically pleasing look. Your dentist in Reston will evaluate the tooth that needs a crown, and if there is any damage, he will clear out the decay and clean the area before preparing the tooth for a permanent crown.
Customized to match the color and shape of your natural teeth, your treatment won’t be noticeable to others.
While this may not seem like an obvious choice, gum reshaping can do wonders in changing the shape of your teeth. An overly “gummy” smile can make your appearance look disproportionate. This is why your cosmetic dentist can reshape your gum tissue to give you a beautiful smile.
Using a soft tissue laser, your dentist will begin to reshape the area while the tool cauterizes the tissue, minimizing the bleeding. Although there may be some soreness afterward, you should be able to eat some cool, soft foods to prevent additional discomfort.
Not only will a gum lift give you a beautiful smile, but it will completely transform it, especially when used with porcelain veneers or other cosmetic procedures. It will also remove any excess gum tissue that can allow for harmful bacteria to build, leading to gum disease.
If you’re unhappy with the look of your smile, don’t wait any longer. Talk to your dentist in Reston today about treatment options. Before you know it, you’ll have a brighter, more beautiful smile that will have you the envy of those around you.
About the Author
Considered one of the top dentists in Northern Virginia, Dr. Wayne Myles has provided comprehensive dental services since 1997. Attending SUNY at Binghamton, he graduated with a degree in biology before going to Georgetown Dental School and graduating in 1990. Certified in sedation dentistry and sleep apnea therapy, Dr. Myles and his team are committed to exceeding expectations in all aspects of dental care. To learn more about Dr. Myles, or for questions about our services, visit our website or call (703) 925-0800.
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