Restorative and cosmetic dentistry options at The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA might seem like a frivolous and ultimately unnecessary expense. After all, aren’t routine dental checks and the occasional drill-and-fill enough to maintain a smile? In the best of cases, this can be true. However, for a large number of patients, cosmetic and restorative options are as much an investment in their dental health as they are an aesthetic solution.
Cosmetic and Restorative Procedures For Dental Health
Below you will find a list our team has compiled that defines some cosmetic and restorative treatments. More importantly, it highlights their respective dental health benefits.
- Teeth whitening, as the name suggests, consists of applying a bleaching gel to your teeth that surpasses any over-the-counter or store-bought product. Though used most often to remove stains, it has the additional health benefit of giving you a clean slate and keeping bacteria at bay – at least for a while. You can maintain this boost in enamel health with proper brushing and flossing.
- Dental implants, while aesthetically significant in their tooth replacement capacity, can also be a boon to your overall oral health. Filling in gaps in your teeth can prevent other healthy teeth from sliding into place and misaligning your smile.
- Treatments like dental crowns and bridges add structure and stability to your jaw. Enamel that is worn away never grows back, so these top-of-the-line restorations can help rebuild your smile and prevent future damage.
- Porcelain veneers aren’t just about brightening and beautifying the fronts of your teeth – they also fortify your teeth so they can better fight bacteria from sugars and acids in your food. They can eve help straighten slightly crooked teeth, so they serve an orthodontic role as well!
Words like cosmetic and restorative are just that: words! They are categories created to distinguish between dental techniques, but you should never take their names as a complete definition of their purpose. All of these treatments have the potential to improve your dental aesthetics and your overall oral health. You don’t have to choose! At The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA, you can have both! Patients from Northern Virginia, Fairfax, and Prince William County also come to us for general dentistry. Contact us today!
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