Professional Cosmetic Dentistry in Midlothian, VA
Having Confidence in Your Smile
Smiling with confidence feels great and is an essential social and professional asset, yet many people avoid showing their teeth in public or in photographs because they don’t like what they see. If that sounds like you, then you might be a great candidate for cosmetic dentistry treatment.
The dentist understands that your smile is part of who you are and your identity. Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. Here at Virginia Center for Advanced Dentistry, we look forward to serving cosmetic patients located in Midlothian, VA, as well as the surrounding areas.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a type of dentistry that focuses on improving the aesthetics of your smile. If you find yourself uncomfortable with your smile and sometimes stop yourself from smiling then cosmetic dentistry is something you should consider.
After a quick consultation, the doctor will be able to suggest cosmetic dentistry procedures that will not only you feel comfortable with your smile but will also help strengthen your teeth so that your smile can last your entire lifetime.
Some of the cosmetic dental services we provide are:
- Dental Bonding
- Direct Bonded Composite Veneers
- Porcelain Veneers
- Lumineer Veneers
- Smile Makeovers
- Snap-on Smile
Dental Stains and Teeth Whitening
There are two types of stains that you can have on your teeth. Surface, or “extrinsic” stains, caused by smoking and diet occur on the surface of the enamel. “Intrinsic” stains are deeper and happen inside the tooth. Most whitening treatments with the exception of internal bleaching are targeted towards extrinsic stains.
You can improve the appearance of surface stains on your teeth by using a whitening toothpaste. These kinds of toothpastes usually contain special abrasives that gently polish the teeth as well certain chemicals that can help break down stains. These toothpastes can be tough on tooth enamel, so make sure to always read labels when using them — some should only be used temporarily.
For longer-lasting results against extrinsic stains, professional whitening treatments are more effective than any whitening toothpaste. To get that brighter smile, you’ll need to actually change the color of your teeth through cosmetic dentistry. You can do this using a bleaching agent.
The bleaching agents most products use are hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These chemicals break stains into smaller pieces, making their color less concentrated and leaving your teeth much whiter! A great way to do this that is convenient, customized to your teeth, and professional is with our practice’s in-house whitening treatment.
What are Veneers?
For teeth with aesthetic imperfections that go beyond stains, such as chips or slight alignment problems, veneers could be a good solution. A veneer is a custom-made thin layer of porcelain or resin that covers the front surface of teeth.
Veneers improve the overall aesthetic of a smile by changing the shape, closing up spaces between front teeth, and covering up significant stains from coffee or red wine. The porcelain veneers are hand-painted and glazed for the most aesthetic and natural tooth look possible.
Dental Bonding for Damaged Teeth
A simpler option than veneers is dental bonding, in which we apply a tooth-colored resin to a misshapen tooth or one that has been chipped, cracked, or damaged by decay and harden it using a special ultraviolet or laser light. We then trim, shape, and polish it to make sure it matches the rest of the smile. Bonding is a great alternative to silver fillings and it will blend in much better!
Why Drs. Simon and Simon Are Considered Leading Cosmetic Dentists in Midlothian
Not every general dentist provides cosmetic dental services. Some general dentists are not interested in providing these specialized services or they may not have received the proper training. In addition to having additional training, our doctors have a keen eye and talent for creating fantastic-looking smiles.
At Virginia Center for Advanced Dentistry, we pride ourselves on helping our patients, friends, community, and families feel confident about their smiles.
What Are My Next Steps for Cosmetic Dental Treatment?
If you live in Midlothian, VA, give us a quick call at (804) 639-8338 or send us an email. In a short conversation and consultation, we can answer all of your questions about how cosmetic dentistry can help you start feeling great about your smile. Make sure you get directions to get to our practice!