It’s everyone’s dream to have a beautiful smile, and at Smile Makers Dental Center, we strive to make it happen! At our dental offices, we take great pride in our ability to combine the art and science of dentistry to deliver results that you can actually be proud of. Whether you want to enhance your teeth through teeth whitening, veneers, lumineers, or a full smile makeover, you can be sure that our cosmetic treatments are highly-effective without compromising the health of your teeth.
When you choose one of our Virginia offices, you choose dental care that you can get excited about. Contact one of our offices today if you would like to schedule a FREE cosmetic care consultation. You’ll be glad you did!
ZOOM® Teeth Whitening
Zoom is a professional teeth whitening system that uses a unique gel and a special light to safely and effectively whiten your teeth. The Zoom system can brighten your smile from one or two shades lighter, all the way to six shades brighter in less than an hour.
The secret behind Zoom’s amazing results lies in its unique gel, which contains a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide. When activated by the Zoom light, this gel is able to penetrate your enamel and break down the discoloring molecules that cause your teeth to appear yellow or stained. The result? A whiter, brighter smile!
Dental veneers are small, custom-made, porcelain or composite shells that cover the front side of teeth to modify their shape and color. Most commonly, they are used to conceal gaps between teeth or correct the appearance of stained, dull, or chipped teeth. Veneers are also used to lengthen short teeth that are covered by excessive gum tissue, or teeth worn down due to grinding.
The process of applying veneers entails the following steps:
- Teeth are cleaned, polished, and prepared by having a thin layer of enamel removed from the tooth surface. Enamel is removed to ensure the veneer lays seamlessly against the tooth without appearing bulky.
- An adhesive is applied to the teeth and custom-made porcelain veneers are applied one at a time to each tooth surface.
Once veneers are applied to teeth, they must be replaced once every ten or fifteen years. Since the application process requires the removal of enamel, these shells will become imperative to keep your teeth protected from decay and sensitivity going forward.
You should take this into consideration when visiting us for your free cosmetic consultation. When applied, veneers can transform your smile incredibly, but they must be used as a permanent procedure.
Lumineers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded over the teeth. They are used to improve smile appearance, without altering the tooth structure. For this reason, they can be considered a fantastic alternative to veneers, which require some enamel removal for proper placement.
This means that lumineers do not have to be permanent; lasting for up to ten years once applied, patients may decide if they wish to reapply them in the future.
Lumineers offer many benefits and advantages, including the following:
- They improve the overall color of your smile (they can mask all kinds of imperfections on the tooth, such as stains and chips).
- Lumineers are available in a variety of colors and shades that can closely match the patient’s teeth.
- They are very thin, which means you will not feel them, and they will not appear bulky on the teeth. In addition, they will be extremely comfortable.
- Lumineers are made from porcelain, for this reason, they do not stain or discolor over time.
- They take less time to apply than veneers and can achieve most of the same results.
While lumineers share many of the same characteristics as veneers, they are much thinner; this can make them more prone to breakage and less capable of concealing deeply stained teeth.
If your teeth are darkly discolored, veneers may be a better option for you. At your free consultation, we can discuss your smile goals together and ensure whatever option you choose is capable of meeting your expectations.
Full Smile Makeover
A full smile makeover is a complete transformation of a patient’s teeth and smile. This treatment aims to improve the overall aesthetic appearance of a patient’s teeth, bite, and smile by a combination of two or more procedures. The benefits can be many, including the following:
- Improved professional image
- Better overall health through healthy teeth and gums
- Look and feel better with a healthier, happier smile
A full smile makeover can be achieved by a combination of porcelain veneers, lumineers, teeth whitening, crowns, implants, bridges, and more! We can establish a treatment plan just for you during your free cosmetic consultation.
Building Brighter Smiles & Better Experiences
Have you ever visited a dental office and dreaded the appointment? At Smile Makers Dental Center, we make dental appointments exciting, fun, and engaging by making them all about you! No more counting down the minutes until you leave the office; you can expect to be taken care of from the moment you step inside.
Whether you are here for cosmetic dentistry, general care, restorative procedures, or bringing your child in for a cleaning, we make an effort to ensure you have a good time! We believe that by doing this, we are encouraging regular visits; thus, leading to healthier smiles all across Virginia!