Getting the smile of your dreams doesn’t have to be just a dream. Instead, you can pick up the phone and call Smiles in Springfield to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation. We’ll partner with you to create a personalized plan to transform your damaged teeth into a flawless smile. Our Springfield, VA dental office welcomes patients from Alexandria, Newington, and all surrounding communities to trust their smile transformations to our dedicated dentist and team.
Veneers are thin sheaths of porcelain that can be used to cover up numerous cosmetic flaws including chips, cracks, gaps, and stains. Porcelain veneers are the fast, easy way to correct any smile irregularities without committing to numerous or complex procedures. Instead, we can completely transform your smile in just two short visits to our Springfield, VA dentistry practice. During your initial visit, we’ll remove a small amount of surface tooth enamel that will allow the veneer to blend seamlessly into your smile line. Once the teeth are prepared, we capture bite impressions that will be used by our lab to craft the custom porcelain veneers. Then, we’ll place a temporary veneer that will allow you to get used to the look and feel of the veneers while also protecting your prepared teeth. Once we receive the custom porcelain veneer from our lab, you’ll return for your second appointment where we’ll exchange your temporary for a custom veneer.
Repairing damaged teeth is essential, and we can use a variety of durable, long lasting materials to fix even very severe tooth damage or decay. However, repairing dental damage isn’t just about the form and function of your smile. It’s also important to take the cosmetic impact of restorations into consideration. That’s why we recommend all-ceramic, metal-free restorations for those patients who want to achieve the most natural looking and feeling smile repair. Crafted from high quality dental ceramic to blend seamlessly into your smile line, all-ceramic dental crowns, bridges, and other restorations retain their completely flawless appearance even after years of wear. With proper care, these restorations can last as long as stronger, metallic restorations when placed on front teeth. Additionally, all-ceramic restorations are the only safe and effective solution for those patients who suffer from allergies or sensitivity to metal. We can also use metal-free dental crowns for purely cosmetic dental treatments.
For some patients, we’re able to offer direct bonding as a same-day alternative to porcelain veneers to transform your smile. We use the same high-quality composite resin used for tooth-colored fillings to cover or correct smile flaws like chips, cracks, stains, or gaps in teeth. The treatment is quick and almost completely painless. We place the composite resin material directly onto the tooth, shape it into position, and use a curing light to harden the bonding material into place.
If you want to dramatically improve the appearance of your smile, teeth whitening may be the easiest way to do that. In fact, studies show that people with brighter smiles are considered to look younger, so you can knock ten years off your appearance while you’re at it. We offer in-office whitening for those patients who want to brighten their smiles quickly. With Zoom! whitening, patients can see results up to ten shades brighter in about an hour.
If you’d like to brighten your smile more gradually, at-home teeth whitening may be a better option. Unlike over the counter whitening kits, professional grade teeth whitening options offer much more predictable whitening results. By utilizing professional level doses of whitening agent and custom crafted application trays, our professional at-home whitening kits allow patients to achieve their desired smile brightness from the comfort of home in about two weeks of daily application.
Do you have teeth that appear stubby or a smile that looks gummy? The best cosmetic solution for you may actually be to change the shape of your gum line. In this case, we may recommend a treatment called gum recontouring to reduce the amount of soft tissue or reshape the line of your smile. The treatment is simple and minimally invasive. Most patients only experience minimal discomfort, inflammation, and soft tissue irritation for a few days following treatment.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a picture of your smile can significantly improve the way we help you understand your cosmetic dentistry solutions. We start with a picture of your smile as is. Then, we use specialized software to demonstrate the potential results of a variety of cosmetic treatments. You can even take copies of the images with you to share with friends and family members to get advice about your options.