When you have a beautiful smile, you feel better about yourself. You have more confidence and are more willing to give a nice, toothy smile when taking a picture. No matter how well you take care of your teeth, though, you eventually need professional care to keep your smile looking great.
The reason is that your teeth naturally pick up stains over the years, and at-home treatment methods can't always remove the stains. The good news is that finding professional treatment in Arlington just got a lot easier thanks to Virginia Dental Center Cosmetic & Family Dentistry.
We have many fantastic dental services that can turn a bad smile into a great one. Below is more information about some of the smile-improving dental services that we offer. Our goal is to enhance your smile and make you feel more confident in yourself. We want to do all of this while remaining within your budget.
Taking Care of Stains With Teeth Whitening
Typically, the easiest and most affordable way to improve your smile quickly is to get teeth whitening services. When you do it at a dental office, the staff may refer to it as chair-side whitening.
Regardless of the reference, the service remains the same. Your dentist will clean your mouth and use a professional-grade whitening formula, usually in the form of a gel, to whiten your teeth. One treatment can get your teeth multiple shades whiter and remove tough stains.
Of course, getting your teeth whitened at our dentist's office is just one of your options. Also, you can choose to whiten your teeth at home by purchasing one of our take-home whitening kits. These kits are not like the ones you purchase at the store that use commercial-grade whitening products. Our kits use professional-grade solutions that can only be purchased from dental offices.
Getting a Dental Crown to Fix a Broken Tooth
What if your smile needs improvement because of a broken tooth? In such a case, whitening isn't going to help. Thankfully, there's a way to quickly fix a broken tooth while also improving your smile.
Using a dental cap, your dentist can strengthen a broken tooth. It goes over your tooth to improve its overall appearance and functionality. Best of all, insurance typically covers at least part of the cost of a dental crown. This makes it one of the few smile-improving dental services that your dental insurer will help pay for.
Aligning Your Teeth With Invisalign®
In the late 1990s, two students at Stanford University changed how people straighten their teeth. The idea was to create a system that would straighten teeth without the metal brackets and wires that are required for traditional braces. The result was Invisalign®: a series of plastic trays that you put on your teeth to correct their alignment.
For Invisalign treatment, your dentist will customize a series of clear, plastic trays for you to wear. You wear one tray at a time to adjust the alignment of your teeth. Since the trays are clear plastic, no one can tell that you have them on, unlike traditional metal braces. That's why Invisalign is the top choice for adults who want a straight smile.
As far as benefits go, Invisalign has a lot of benefits over traditional braces. Firstly, Invisalign trays can be removed. This means that you can enjoy all the foods that you did before getting braces. You can't do that with metal braces because some foods might damage or get caught in the brackets and wires.
Secondly, Invisalign costs about the same as traditional braces. As a result, you don't have to break the bank to achieve straight teeth. Then, you get all of the benefits without the high cost.
Getting a Great Smile Instantly With Veneers
What if you want a great smile right away? Your best bet is to opt for veneers. Basically, veneers are thin pieces of enamel that your dentist can attach to the front of your teeth. Once attached, veneers can only be removed by your dentist.
Veneers are designed to look like your real teeth. The only difference is that they give you the appearance of perfectly aligned, white teeth even if you're natural teeth underneath are misaligned and stained.
Since veneers have to be attached to your teeth, your dentist may have to shave down the front of your teeth a bit. Doing so ensures that the veneers fit properly. This process is painless and doesn't take very long.
We Are Here to Help
Do you want to improve your smile? We have been providing services that maintain and enhance people's smiles for years in Arlington. We strive to make our services affordable. Call today, and our friendly staff will set up an appointment for you to meet with our dentist.