Porcelain Veneers And Instant Orthodontics

Alexandria Porcelain Veneers and Instant Orthodontics

Is your smile beginning to look a little dull? Has its luster faded over the years? Maybe you’ve got a chipped tooth – or maybe even a couple. You don’t have to live with these imperfections if you don’t want to. At The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria, porcelain veneers can mask these and other dental flaws, leaving you with a magnificent smile.

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic or composite resin. We custom fit veneers to go over the front part of your teeth, giving them an attractive, completely natural appearance. You can use veneers to fix stained or chipped teeth, or abnormally spaced teeth.

An In-Demand Procedure

Veneers are one of the most popular options available from modern cosmetic dentistry. They are very strong, and are made to match the color and shape of your teeth. They can even used to cover slightly crooked teeth, which why they’ve also been called “instant orthodontics.”

One caveat: a thin layer of enamel must be removed from the front of each tooth being covered with a veneer, in order for them to properly adhere. Once they’re cemented in place, they are permanent. But once they are in place, you’ll have the best-looking teeth of anyone you know.

To find out more, call The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria. We provide family and cosmetic dentistry, and many other services. Make an appointment today.

Contact Center for Dental Anesthesia:

703-379-6400

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5284 Dawes Ave
Alexandria, Virginia
22311

 

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Do Veneers Make Teeth Look Bigger?

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A well-designed porcelain veneer from the Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria does not make your tooth look larger – unless you want it to.

Porcelain veneers can correct many cosmetic dental problems, and are a minimally invasive restoration. During the placement of some veneers, an extremely thin layer of enamel is removed from the tooth.

If you have teeth with damage, discoloration, an irregular shape or minimal to moderate misalignment, you have several dental remedies to choose from. Don’t worry if you feel that veneers seem to have more cons than pros for you. You have alternative options. We can analyze your smile, your needs, and your goals to develop a perfect plan.

The Center for Dental Anesthesia offers the highest standard of dental care. In addition to porcelain veneers, we have a full range of cosmetic dentistry services. We also provide special needs dentistry. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

Contact Center for Dental Anesthesia:

703-379-6400

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5284 Dawes Ave
Alexandria, Virginia
22311

 

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What Can Veneers Do For Your Smile?

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In this post from the team at the Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria, we are taking the time to answer a question that many of our dental patients have: “What exactly are veneers, and how are they used in cosmetic dentistry?”

Porcelain veneers are thin shells made from durable, translucent porcelain or composite resin. They are custom-made for each patient and are used to improve the appearance of teeth. Unlike a dental crown, which covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, a veneer covers just the front of the tooth. They are typically used to correct teeth that have been chipped, stained, decayed, or that are slightly crooked.

If you visit us for veneers, we will first make a model of your teeth. Next, a dental technician will use the model to make the veneers, so you can be sure of a custom fit.

Since a minuscule layer of the tooth’s enamel is removed to attach the veneer, this procedure is usually irreversible.

The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria offers all the cosmetic dentistry care you need to achieve a beautiful smile. We also provide special needs dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us today.

Contact Center for Dental Anesthesia:

703-379-6400

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5284 Dawes Ave
Alexandria, Virginia
22311

 

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Captivate Audiences Once Again

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Remember when being a toothless five-year-old dazzled friends and family? When a lisp was considered cute and endearing? Doesn’t really work for adults. Toothless smiles are awkward and lisps can make you self-conscious. Cosmetic dentistry from the Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria can help.

If you are missing one or more of your teeth, have undesirable gaps, or are just not happy with your smile’s current condition, the talented group at the Center for Dental Anesthesia look forward to offering you solutions.

A simple consultation will bring not only clarity but hope. A missing tooth can be replaced with a lifelike dental implant. A gap can be masked with porcelain veneers. These are other issues can be addressed with cosmetic dentistry procedures.

The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria also provides special needs dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Center for Dental Anesthesia:

703-379-6400

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5284 Dawes Ave
Alexandria, Virginia
22311

 


Makeovers For Busy Smiles

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Have you been considering improving your smile with cosmetic dentistry but are afraid you can’t fit it into your hectic schedule? Let the Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria put your mind at ease.

Cosmetic dentistry can be speedier than you think. Some procedures, such as teeth whitening, can be done in just one visit to our comfortable office.

If you are one of the many men and women who want to have their teeth straightened, check out the new orthodontic options including 6-month braces, invisible braces, and adult braces.

A porcelain veneer is a successful minimally invasive cosmetic dental procedure. Veneers can fix chipped teeth, cracked teeth, discolored teeth, and slightly misshapen teeth.

If you replace your old silver fillings with tooth colored fillings, you can open wide without flashing any silver. Your rear molars will look like they did before you had any cavities filled. (How long ago was that?)

At Center for Dental Anesthesia, we create dazzling smiles with cosmetic dentistry every day. Schedule an appointment to see what we can do for you.

Contact Center for Dental Anesthesia:

703-379-6400

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5284 Dawes Ave
Alexandria, Virginia
22311

 


Do Whitestrips Work? Teeth Whitening in Alexandria

Do Whitestrips Work in Alexandria? If you’ve visited the toothpaste aisle at the grocery store lately, you’ve probably noticed dozens of products that claim to whiten your teeth. Over-the-counter whitening products can give you good results. But professional-grade whitening by the Center for Dental Anesthesia goes far beyond any commercial product.

These products include:

Whitening Rinses
Whitening rinses kill bacteria, freshen breath and may help remove plaque, the way mouthwash does. Whitening rinses, however, contain whitening ingredients mouthwashes lack. Users are supposed to take a mouthful and slosh it around on the teeth. Many people don’t notice a lightening of their teeth, probably because the rinse does not touch them long enough to truly whiten them.

Whitening Strips
The whitening strips you can buy in grocery stores have a couple of drawbacks. They contain a bleaching agent, but it’s much less potent than what is used in dental offices.

Another issue is that they don’t whiten between teeth because the strips only touch the front surface. Though it is possible to remove stains, it can take months to see any real results. By that point, you have probably spent more money than you would have if you’d have chosen a professional system.

Teeth Whitening Gels
Whitening gels are painted onto teeth with a small brush. One problem with whitening gels is that they only stick to dry teeth. If any saliva gets on the teeth during treatment, the gel is likely to slide off.

If you are serious about whitening your teeth, the most effective way is to have it done professionally. The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria provides teeth whitening, along with other cosmetic dentistry like porcelain veneers and dental implants. We also have several sedation dentistry options. Call for an appointment today.

Contact Center for Dental Anesthesia:

703-379-6400

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5284 Dawes Ave
Alexandria, Virginia
22311