Our Cosmetic Dentistry Services
Studies show us that a smile is the physical trait that most people notice upon first meeting someone new. If you’re struggling with damaged or lackluster teeth, this might not come as good news to you, though. Here at Aesthetic & Family Dentistry of Washington, Dr. Yelena Obholz is happy to offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can take years off your appearance and create a much more beautiful and appealing smile. You’ll be amazed by how much investing in a brand-new look can pay off!
We offer two solutions to brighten stained, aged teeth here in Washington, DC. The amazing ZOOM! whitening system involves safe and potent light-activated bleaching gel and soft, cool light that thoroughly whisks away stains. Your appointment will only take about an hour, and you can leave that very same day with a smile that’s up to 10 shades brighter!
If you’d prefer to improve the shade of your smile in a more inconspicuous manner, we’re happy to fit you with customized mouth trays and provide prescription-strength bleaching gel that you can use in the comfort of your own home. All you have to do is wear both together for a few hours each day. Treatment usually takes about two weeks for optimal results, but many patients start to see positive changes after only a couple of applications.
If there are several cosmetic flaws chipping away at your smile and self-confidence, porcelain veneers can provide you with the amazing transformation you need. Made from ultra-thin pieces of porcelain, your new veneers will be handcrafted to perfectly fit your mouth and enhance your overall appearance, taking into account any changes or preferences you have in mind. Better yet, the procedure only takes two appointments – one for Dr. Obholz to discuss the treatment with you and take impressions, and another for us to place your brand-new, gorgeous veneer.
Composite, Tooth-Colored Fillings
Here at Aesthetic & Family Dentistry of Washington, our team is happy to provide the newest and most advanced restorative materials available. While in the past, patients have relied on amalgam mercury fillings to treat cavities, we’ve chosen not to use these materials because the technology involved with them is over 100 years old, and their use can result in cracks and other uncomfortable problems for patients. Instead, we offer fillings made from bonded ceramic composite resin. Not only do they look natural, they also provide excellent protection for your teeth, even insulating well against hot and cold temperatures. We’d be happy to replace your silver fillings with ceramic resins that blend in beautifully with your natural smile.
Inlays and Onlays
Onlays are typically made of porcelain, and they’re helpful in restoring areas that extend over one or more sides of a tooth. Inlays, on the other hand, are used to restore the area inside of a tooth. These options are often ideal for patients who are looking for a treatment option that’s more conservative than dental crowns.
Some patients may benefit from a combination of restorative and cosmetic dentistry services such as tooth-colored fillings, veneers, or dental implants. As a dental practice that focuses on aesthetic value, we’d be happy to help you determine which treatments will offer optimum results. In fact, we’d love for you to bring in photos of some of your favorite smiles so that we can pinpoint attributes to incorporate!
When choosing a smile makeover, Dr. Obholz will start by closely examining your oral health and discussing your vision of a gorgeous smile. We will explain any available options and also show you (using a computer image, before-and-after photos, or a wax model) what the results might look like following our proposed treatment plan. Our administrative team can also work with you to plan out any creative scheduling or financing that you need. We believe that everyone deserves a sensational smile, and we’d love to help you get one!
Your entire family is welcome here at Aesthetic & Family Dentistry of Washington! Contact us today if you have any questions about our cosmetic treatment options, or if you’d like to schedule an appointment with us. Located in Washington, DC, we’re convenient for patients who live or work in the Embassy Row, American University, Georgetown, or Tenley Circle areas.