Cosmetic Dentist serving Washington, D.C.
Have A Beautiful Smile
At Davidson Dental Associates, we want our patients to enjoy stunning smiles that help them make excellent first impressions on everyone they meet. That’s why Dr. Davidson and her team of dental experts offer a wide variety of cosmetic services that can repair chips, cracks, dental staining, and other frustrating flaws. Our goal is to create results that are minimally invasive, functionally aesthetic, and built to last for many years to come! Please contact our Washington, D.C. location today to schedule a consultation, or if you have any questions.
Porcelain Veneers & Lumineers
Porcelain veneers and Lumineers are both ultra-thin restorations that are crafted from high-quality porcelain and designed to fit over the visible surfaces of requested teeth. With a custom-made veneer, it’s easy to transform your smile’s appearance in a comprehensive fashion over the course of just a few appointments.
Traditional veneers are extremely lifelike, but they do require some of the natural tooth’s enamel to be buffed away for accommodation; Lumineers are even thinner (only the width of a contact lens) and can be placed without this permanent alternation, but some patients feel that they’re not quite as attractive. Our team will be able to go over both options with you in greater detail so that you can choose the one that best fits your personal preferences and goals.
If you’re looking for fast and effective ways to treat small smile imperfections, direct bonding may be the right treatment option for you. This type of care should only require one appointment of your time, during which our team will apply lifelike composite resin to the requested tooth and sculpt it into an addition that hides the gap, stain, or chip from view.
Restorative solutions like dental crowns, inlays, and onlays don’t have to be made from dark-colored metals. Instead, Davidson Dental Associates can help you rebuild your smile seamlessly! We offer attractive ceramic materials that are precisely matched with your existing tooth enamel for the most attractive possible outcome, as well as composite, zirconia, and other great options. This type of restoration will also be free of temperature-sensitive metals and 100% biocompatible.
ZOOM! Teeth Whitening
Are you unhappy with the current color of your teeth? Are stains or discoloration taking away from your confidence and enthusiasm? We’d love to introduce you to ZOOM! Whitening here in Washington, D.C. This in-office service can provide beautifully dramatic improvements, improving the shade of tooth enamel up to 5 shades in the span of a single appointment.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Our at-home teeth whitening kits are a big improvement when compared to the whitening products found on the shelf at your local pharmacy. You’ll be provided with professional-strength bleaching gel and customized oral trays, as well as detailed instructions for use. The patient’s only job is to wear both components for a prescribed amount of time each day whenever their busy schedule allows. After a few weeks of regular use, your smile should be noticeably brighter.
Does your smile look excessively short or uneven? Would you characterize its appearance as “gummy?” An excess of soft tissue can cause both aesthetic and restorative concerns, keeping plenty of beautiful dental structure unnecessarily hidden from view. Thankfully, our practice offers gum recontouring as a solution! During this procedure, our goal is to remove unnecessary gum tissue and correct any symmetrical concerns as well, resulting in a much more attractive and natural gum line.
Invisalign® Clear Braces
You may be interested in achieving a straighter smile, only to shy away at the prospect of wearing noticeable metal braces. Many of our patients prioritize their polished appearances for professional reasons, which is why our office features an orthodontic alternative that’s much more image-friendly – Invisalign clear braces. Invisalign treatment features a series of clear, subtle aligners that will gradually shift teeth towards their desired positions.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
If you're unhappy with the way your teeth look, your cosmetic dentist in Washington D.C. at Davidson Dental Associates can give you a smile to be proud of. However, cosmetic dentistry is a big investment, and it's normal to have a few concerns before you're ready to commit to anything. Don't worry because your dentist will explain everything during your consultation. While you wait for your appointment, here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?
Contrary to what you might have heard, cosmetic dentistry isn't reserved for the rich and famous. You have more options than ever to address common aesthetic flaws, which means there's a solution to fit your needs and budget. Our office also offers various financial options to keep our services affordable for everyone, including monthly installments through a third-party financing company, like CareCredit.
Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?
Your dentist will keep your comfort as their top priority. Depending on your treatment plan, they may recommend a local numbing agent or sedative to keep you comfortable. Although you won't have any pain while in the dentist's chair, you may have temporary tenderness after the effects of any medications dissipate. You can manage it with an over-the-counter pain reliever and eat soft foods until your discomfort improves. Applying a cold compress can also numb the area and reduce tenderness. Your dentist will review any additional aftercare instructions before you go home.
How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Take?
Everyone's timeline is different because no two treatment plans are identical. Various factors will affect how long it will take to reach your goals, like the complexity of your case, preliminary treatments, and the type of procedures needed. Your dentist will explain what to expect along the way and when you can expect to finish your treatment. We know your time is valuable, which is why our office uses the latest technologies and techniques to streamline the process without compromising results.
Can I Use My Dental Insurance to Pay for Cosmetic Dentistry?
Unfortunately, most dental insurance won't cover elective procedures, but that doesn't mean you can't improve your smile if money is tight. Your benefits may include your consultation, diagnostic imaging, or any preliminary procedures to lower the overall cost. Many cosmetic treatments also provide restorative benefits. If your dentist determines a procedure is medically necessary, your dental insurance may cover some of the expenses after meeting your annual deductible. A member of our team will work on your behalf with your dental insurance to maximize any applicable coverage. They will explain how your benefits are being used and your payment options for any remaining balance. We will help you find the solutions you need to revamp your pearly whites without it costing you an arm or a leg.