What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry includes a number of dental services aimed at improving the appearance of your smile. Whether you are interested in a complete makeover for your smile or just a small adjustment to enhance your appearance, our dentist and dental team at Rai Family Dentistry are dedicated to helping you achieve your ideal look. Our cosmetic dental treatment options include the following:

During an individual cosmetic consultation with Dr. Shivaprasanna Rai, we will help you determine which of our dental services is best suited to your smile. We will carefully examine the current state of your smile, discuss your desires with you, and take into account your goals and any concerns you may have. We will then recommend the dental services you need to enhance your smile’s beauty and reach the smile of your dreams.

Do I need cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry in Stafford, Virginia, may be just what your smile needs if you are looking for a way to correct flaws and imperfections like:

  • Large, uneven spaces in between teeth
  • Stained, darkened, or discolored teeth
  • Chipped, worn, or cracked teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • One or more missing teeth

Can cosmetic dentistry address crooked teeth?

Yes! In fact, cosmetic dentistry includes a broad range of treatments designed to improve the appearance, alignment and function of your teeth. Your cosmetic treatment plan may include orthodontic treatment as well as restorative and preventive care. Your final treatment plan will be customized to meet your needs and help you achieve your smile goals.

What are the benefits of cosmetic dentistry?

The biggest and most immediate benefit of cosmetic dentistry is an improved appearance and a more beautiful, confident smile. Cosmetic dentistry also has an impact on the health and function of your teeth. Teeth which are straight improve your ability to chew and speak and are much easier to care for with regular brushing and flossing, making them much less likely to develop decay or other problems.

How long will it take to get the smile I want?

The length of your treatment will depend on the condition of your teeth and the treatment plan our dentist develops. Some cosmetic treatments, such as in-office teeth whitening, can be completed in a single appointment. Other treatments may take two or more appointments to complete. During your initial consultation we will review your treatment options and the estimated timeline for your treatment so that you are fully informed and have an idea of how long it will take to improve your smile.

Is cosmetic dentistry a good option for children?

Whether or not cosmetic dentistry is a good option for children depends on their age, their dental development, and any existing dental problems that need to be corrected. We will not typically recommend a cosmetic treatment for a child who’s mouth is still growing and developing. However, children and teenagers who have severely discolored teeth due to taking medications or whose teeth have fractured due to accident or injury may benefit from a cosmetic treatment. We will evaluate your child’s mouth, stage of development, and overall oral health to determine if cosmetic dentistry is a good option for them.

Are the results of cosmetic dentistry permanent?

As long as you maintain good oral hygiene at home and continue to visit our office for regular preventive care your results should last for years to come.

We invite you to contact our dental office today to learn more about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry. We are eager to enhance your appearance!