Cosmetic Dentist in Washington, DC
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 four distinct whitening solutions, developed and proposed for each patient’s unique needs, adopted based on years of experience with the full range of whitening products in the marketplace. We offer two in-office systems, and two take-home systems. In evaluating which system may be best for you, we’ll talk with you about your whitening experiences and future aesthetic goals, teeth sensitivity, and desired convenience.
For an entry-level solution with high convenience, we offer the Crest 3D take home trays for patients with a low sensitivity level.
For patients with higher teeth sensitivity also looking for a convenient solution, we offer Smile Perfected, where after just 20 minutes under a light-activated whitening solution, patient’s have experienced a multiple shade improvement (or more). In combination with the in-office whitening, patients will also receive take-home, touch-up tools.
Patients looking for a more dramatic in-office experience, we offer KöR in-office whitening. This procedure requires a greater commitment, but the results can be dramatic.
Finally, we offer two KöR take-home whitening solutions for those patients looking for identifiable improvement, with custom whitening trays, which require a two-week commitment to wearing the trays, either for 30 minutes each day or for eight hours each night.
An additional enhanced option for patients looking for a phenomenal whitening solution is to combine the KöR in-office and take-home whitening solutions.
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.