What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
It might not seem too surprising, but cosmetic dentistry has become increasingly popular in the United States. Everyone is looking to both look and feel their best, and a beautiful smile is a major part of this. In fact, a smile is one of the first features most people notice. So why wouldn’t you want it to be perfect? This is where cosmetic dentistry comes in.
Cosmetic dentistry primarily focuses on the aesthetics of your smile rather than the health and function of your teeth and gums. Cosmetic dentistry gives patients the smiles they’ve been looking for, from whitening to recontouring to replacing missing teeth. When you are looking to change the look of your smile, rather minor or drastic, then cosmetic dentistry is the answer.
From more conservative treatments to more aggressive procedures, cosmetic dentistry can offer anyone a more attractive smile. Advancements in dental technology have also created more natural, tooth-like options and materials then ever before, so no one will ever be able to tell that you have received restorative dental work.
Some of the aesthetic services we offer at Ralph T. Mazzuca, DDS include:
Dental whitening treatments
Designed to whiten teeth up to 8 shades with a convenient take-home treatment, or a speedy office treatment that takes about an hour
- Usually made of porcelain and placed over front teeth; veneers are thin laminates used to correct uneven, unsightly front teeth and mask defects to create a perfect smile
- Using a tooth-colored resin material called composite; bonding can close small gaps between teeth, change the color and the shape of teeth
Contouring and reshaping
- To cosmetically straighten or improve teeth that are chipped, cracked, overlapping or badly aligned; contouring and reshaping is often performed along with dental bonding
- Using composite, these fillings can be matched perfectly to your existing tooth color, making them virtually invisible; they can be used to replace unsightly, bulky metal fillings
These are just some of the procedures available in cosmetic dentistry. You owe it to yourself to visit a cosmetic dentist and explore what can be done to improve your smile. After a full dental examination and x-rays, your cosmetic dentist can discuss your overall dental health and create a treatment plan to get you on your way to a great smile.
If you are looking for a smile makeover the first step will require a consultation and evaluation in which we examine your smile, discuss your treatment goals and determine which cosmetic treatments will work best to align with what you are looking for. While we are discussing cosmetic needs it’s fairly common to find dental issues that also need to be treated before we can perform any cosmetic procedures. After all, your smile has to be fully functional and healthy so it doesn’t negatively affect your cosmetic dental work in the future.
If you are unhappy with your smile, cosmetic dentistry can change all that. Cosmetic dentistry offers wonderful restorative benefits for many patients looking to revive their dull, unattractive or damaged smiles. Let us help you get the smile you’ve been dreaming of. Your new smile is only a consultation away.
Discover the world of cosmetic dentistry
There are many reasons to visit a cosmetic dentist. The world of cosmetic dentistry is diverse, full of many new materials and techniques guaranteed to enhance your smile. Cosmetic dentists keep current with all the new, innovative dental treatments, including dental technology. When you visit a cosmetic dentist, you can be assured you will be offered state-of-the-art treatment to change your look and your smile.
For more information on cosmetic dentistry services in the Washington, DC area
Call Ralph T. Mazzuca, D.D.S. at (202) 537-1088 today!