4 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

4 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

Your smile is worth investing in, whether this means paying for maintenance or seeking out cosmetic treatments. While many dental procedures focus on functionality, dentists are also trained to have a keen eye for beauty, helping patients improve their smile however possible. 

At the dental practice of Dr. Padmaja Yalamanchili in Fairfax, Virginia, we offer a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments to ensure your smile looks exactly the way you want it to, even if you’ve suffered trauma or severe decay and need a full mouth restoration.. 

When to consider cosmetic dentistry 

It’s normal to find small faults in your smile when you examine it up close, but if you are so unhappy with your teeth that you avoid smiling in public or pictures, there’s a good chance cosmetic dentistry can help you. We specialize in giving our patients perfect smiles with a personalized approach. 

Dr. Yalamanchili routinely addresses numerous cosmetic dental issues, including: 

Transforming your teeth might require one procedure or three. It all depends on what’s wrong and how you decide to approach perfecting your smile.  

4 popular cosmetic dentistry procedures 

Here are four ways our team can create the smile of your dreams:

Teeth whitening 

Easily one of the most popular examples of cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening is a massive industry. Teeth naturally yellow over time, especially if exposed to things like wine, coffee, dark sodas, and red berries. 

While there are many ways to whiten your teeth at home, they all pale in comparison to professional teeth whitening. Using proper gum protection and a stronger solution, Dr. Yalamanchili can brighten your smile considerably in a single session. 

Dental bonding 

A chipped or broken tooth can be jarring, especially if the damage is due to a trauma to the face or mouth. Many people attempt to fix their own teeth using over-the-counter adhesives and bonding agents, but only a dentist can perform this delicate work with accuracy and achieve long-lasting results. 

Using a special, color-matched resin, Dr. Yalamanchili can repair damage and discoloration while simultaneously reinforcing the tooth. This restores your smile to the point that no one will be able to tell your tooth was ever damaged.

Implants and bridges 

While many people are missing molars or nonvisible teeth, those with visible gaps are more inclined to seek replacements. With dental implants and bridges, you can fill these spaces in your smile while also improving its functionality. 

While implants topped with a single restoration replace individual teeth, bridges are restorations that are affixed to teeth on either side of a gap (or, in some cases, to strategically placed implants) and replace several teeth at a time. 

Depending on your age, Dr. Yalamanchili might recommend an implant to prevent jawbone atrophy, instability, and further tooth loss. If your jaw won’t support an implant, you may find bridgework to be your best option.

Porcelain veneers 

If you have multiple concerns with your teeth, but none of them are extremely severe, you might be happier customizing a new smile entirely. Porcelain veneers can give you the straight, white smile of your dreams.  

Using custom-made porcelain shells, Dr. Yalamanchili can help you find the perfect fit and feel. Veneers are relatively inexpensive, and they last for years while transforming  your smile completely. 

To learn more about cosmetic dentistry and discuss your options, call our office at 703-213-5312 or book an appointment online. 

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