Cosmetic Dentistry in Washington DC
Studies tell us that a smile is the physical trait most people notice. Cosmetic dentistry treatments can take years off your appearance as you claim a brighter, more appealing smile. In many cases teeth whitening dramatically improves a smile. In others, straightening teeth and adding veneers to damaged, small or misshapen teeth produces very positive results. Investments in your smile pay off many times each day.
We offer two solutions to brighten stained, aged teeth. The amazing Zoom!® whitening system involves safe and potent light-activated bleaching gel and a soft, cool light to whisk away stains. An appointment takes about an hour, and your teeth can look up to 10 shades brighter after a single visit.
If progressive, inconspicuous tooth lightening is better for you, we will fit you with mouth trays to hold prescription-strength bleaching gel against your tooth enamel for a few hours each day at home. Treatment generally takes about two weeks for optimal results, though you should begin to notice a change in your smile after only a few applications.
Dr. Obholz will be glad to discuss your questions about bleaching and help you decide which option is best for you.
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If you have chipped or stained enamel, misshapen teeth or gaps between your teeth, porcelain veneers provide a lasting and amazing option that transforms your smile. Veneers will allow you to achieve an improved, even dazzling smile in an amazingly short time. At your first visit, Dr. Obholz will consult with you about your goals. After considering your overall oral health, she'll design a set of custom veneers that will deliver the image you want. Made from ultra-thin pieces of porcelain, your veneers will be handcrafted to perfectly fit your mouth and enhance your overall appearance—all in approximately two visits!
We will gladly evaluate your specific situation, listen to the changes you have in mind, and show you examples of the end result before any treatment is performed.
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Invisalign® Clear Aligners
FDA approved Invisalign is the “invisible” way to straighten your teeth without wearing conventional metal braces. For adult and teen teeth that aren’t straight, Invisalign clear aligners provide a removable, inconspicuous alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners move teeth incrementally using a series of clear, removable, custom-made aligners. Invisalign uses 3-D computer imaging technology to design a complete treatment plan, from initial teeth positioning to the desired final positioning. This 3-D imaging allows you to preview the final positioning of your teeth before you start treatment. This precise and convenient planning system is fast, efficient, and comfortable.
With Invisalign, treatments take months rather than years. You won't have to worry about food restrictions or problems with flossing or brushing because Invisalign aligners are removable. This technology is also more comfortable, avoiding the mouth abrasions that can be caused by the metal and wires of conventional braces. And you are likely to spend less time in the office getting adjustments. Typically, you will visit the dental office once every 6 weeks.
Not every situation can be treated with Invisalign, so call the office for an evaluation to see if you can be helped with this new technology.
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You may benefit from a combination of restorative and cosmetic dentistry services, like tooth-colored fillings, bridgework, veneers or dental implants. Many options exist to help people achieve the smile of their dreams. As a cosmetic dental practice, our team will help you determine which treatments offer you optimum results. In fact, we encourage patients to bring photos of some of their favorite smiles so that we can pinpoint attributes to incorporate in a smile makeover plan.
We will examine your oral health, discuss your vision of a gorgeous smile, and study the dynamics of your face, mouth, and skin tone in order to plan a smile makeover that suits your personality and style. We will explain your options and show you (with a computer image, before-and-after photos, or a wax model) potential results of the proposed treatment plan. The time involved in your smile makeover is directly determined by the procedures you decide on. Our administrative team can help you with creative scheduling and financing.
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We believe that everyone deserves a sensational smile, and we'll work with you to make sure you get it!