If you have chips, cracks, gaps, or yellow teeth, your self-esteem and overall quality of life can suffer. According to a study conducted by Kelton Global and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 37 percent of adults surveyed believe that an imperfect smile makes them less attractive to others. One-fourth of adults feel less confident than peers with perfect teeth. Cosmetic dentistry can enhance the aesthetics of your smile with a variety of procedures. Several of the doctors at our Leesburg, VA, office are specialty-trained in cosmetic dentistry. They can help you improve the appearance of your smile and boost your self-confidence.
Our Approach to Cosmetic Dentistry
Our doctors appreciate that every smile is different. We work hard to tailor our cosmetic treatment to the unique needs of our patients. Rather than just shaving your teeth down and covering them with a generic prosthetic, our team takes an artistic approach towards improving the tone, shape, and mood of your smile. Your initial consultation is an extremely important part of the smile design process. In preparation for your appointment, we will ask you to:
- Self-evaluate your smile
- Identify areas that you feel need work
- Review images and identify which aspects of different smiles you like
Based on your concerns and goals, we can recommend procedures which realistically match your goals and suit your needs. Our treatments can be performed individually or in combination.
Choosing the Right Procedures
Our team will help you choose which treatments are right for you based on what you want to achieve:
Our doctors use Opalescence® teeth whitening systems for both in-office and take-home whitening treatments. Our in-office whitening treatments contain a higher concentration of whitening solution for quick, dramatic effects. However, our take-home whitening kits can also provide beautiful results with lower concentrations of whitening solution.
Veneers can help you address simple chips, cracks, and discoloration with virtually instant results. Composite veneers are a popular option because, unlike traditional porcelain veneers, they do not require reduction or alteration of the tooth structure. They are a cost-effective and reversible alternative to traditional veneers.
These veneers are only appropriate for minor cosmetic concerns. As with our other veneer options, they are customized to complement your smile. Similar to composite veneers, they do not require removal of your enamel because they are thinner than traditionally prepared veneers.
Our smile design treatment plans take all of your features into account, including your personality, career, hair color, skin texture, and eye color.
Custom prepared veneers offer the most realistic and beautiful results. These veneers are very natural-looking and incorporate various shades to match the color of natural teeth. We have partnered with a trusted lab for over a decade to craft stunning porcelain veneers.
If your teeth need extensive enhancement, dental crowns may be a better solution for you. Similar to porcelain veneers, they conceal cosmetic issues. However, they cover the entire tooth rather than just the front surface. Our CEREC® technology allows us to create custom crowns in one visit.
Dr. Daniel Han is a periodontist who can perform both gum grafting and gum contouring to add or remove soft tissue as necessary. We use dental lasers to reduce treatment and recovery time during gum reshaping. If you need to augment the gum tissue, we can perform guided tissue regeneration to restore your gums and cover unprotected roots.
Designing Your Ideal Smile
Our smile design treatment plans take all of your features into account, including your personality, career, hair color, skin texture, and eye color. Careful planning and preparation by our specialty-trained dentists can ensure that your new smile complements your facial features and looks dazzling, yet natural. To schedule a consultation and start receiving care from our specialized cosmetic dentists, call our office at (703) 777-1162 or contact us online.