Amazing advances in dental technologies and techniques have allowed our team at White Cosmetic & Family Dentistry to create more dazzling results for our aesthetic-minded patients than ever before. The way your smile looks says a lot about you, and studies have even shown that people with straight, white teeth are typically perceived by peers as being more confident, more successful, and more attractive. Drs. Julia and Brandon White are happy to offer several cosmetic dentistry in Goode, VA that can help you finally achieve the look of your dreams.
Are your teeth chipped? Slightly misaligned? Too small or misshapen? Discolored? If you said yes to one or more of these questions, then porcelain veneers may be the right solution for you. These thin, durable sheets of ceramic material can cover up multiple flaws for a Hollywood-worthy smile. You can have the teeth that you’re proud to show off through porcelain veneers with us at White Cosmetic & Family Dentistry.
No one should have to choose between their oral health and the beautiful look of their smile. Instead, our patients in Goode can have the best of both worlds with our all-ceramic restorations. Crafted from high-quality, tooth-colored materials, they have the power to blend seamlessly with your natural enamel while also providing damaged or worn teeth the structure and strength they need to thrive.
Since the core material of all-ceramic crowns is the color of a tooth instead of metal, these restorations have all the translucency and luster of natural teeth. They even reflect light in the same way! Plus, when using all-ceramic crowns, patients don’t have to worry about the dark metal bands that form near the gum line with metal restorations.
When a filling isn’t enough to treat an area of decay, our doctors might recommend using a porcelain inlay or onlay instead. These restorations conserve the healthy tooth and bone strengthening its structure over time. Additionally, the biocompatible quality allows them to last longer than regular fillings. Our Goode, VA dental office typically recommends inlays and onlays if the cusp of a tooth needs to be better supported or if one third or more of the tooth in question is already composed of filling material.
As a quicker, more cost effective alternative to porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding can address all the same issues potentially all in one visit! This solution involves using composite resin—the same material used in tooth-colored fillings—to cover and compensate for the little imperfections that your teeth can have, including chips or cracks, small gaps, discoloration, and more. Although this material isn’t as durable as porcelain veneers, you can enjoy natural-looking results through this easy procedure.
Over time, the foods and drinks you consume can stain your teeth, making them appear dull or yellow. Although over-the-counter solutions promise to whiten your teeth, the results are lackluster at best. That’s why at White Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we offer professional-grade whitening either in our dental office or with at-home kits. For our in-practice whitening, we utilize KoR, and for our at-home kits, our patients can use either KoR or Opalescence® GO. Each is proven to brighten teeth by up to ten shades!
In some cases, the problem might not be your teeth at all but your gums! Drs. Julia and Brandon White can adjust the contouring of your gums to elongate the appearance of your teeth and reduce the “gummy smile” look. At your consultation with us, we can discuss your treatment options and determine whether you’re a good candidate for gum recontouring. We’ll help you decide which option will give you the results you’re looking for.
Wouldn’t you love to be able to see how your smile makeover will look before treatment begins? Well, at White Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, you can! We can combine your before photo with digital scans of your mouth to design a 3D image of your improved smile. This method eliminates the need for messy, unpleasant impressions and allows you to preview the enhancements that will occur in your treatment.
Having teeth that are mildly crooked, crowded, or gapped doesn’t mean you’ll require metal brackets and wires to straighten them out. Our team can provide you with completely custom-made SureSmile aligners to help correct your pearly whites. These clear trays are also removable, meaning you’ll be free to enjoy all of your favorite meals during your orthodontic process. By wearing your aligners for 20+ hours a day, you should gradually move your teeth to better alignment in no time. The best part: most people won’t even notice that you’re wearing them!
If you’re not in love with the smile you see in the mirror, you can transform your teeth and your self-esteem with the help of your cosmetic dentist in Goode. While you’re ready to invest in your confidence, it’s natural to have several questions about the process. There’s no need to worry. We’ll explain what’s ahead and address your concerns during your initial consultation. In the meantime, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions we hear to help ease any anxieties.
Now, you have more options than ever to achieve the exact smile you want. We’ll perform an initial consultation and discuss your desired results. Based on the findings of our examination, you may be a candidate for one or more common cosmetic procedures, including:
There’s no way to determine how long the process will take without first performing a consultation. Depending on your treatment plan, you can have your perfect smile in as few as 1-2 appointments. If your case is a bit more complex, we’ll review each step in your plan and explain when you can expect to be finished. We know your time is valuable, which is why we offer a convenient location, flexible office hours, and embrace advanced technology to accommodates your schedule while enhancing the results.
There are some cosmetic procedures suitable for teens, like all-ceramic restorations and dental bonding. Depending on the treatment, we may recommend they have all their permanent teeth before proceeding with their plan, such as when placing porcelain veneers.
Most dental insurance carriers will not pay the cost for cosmetic treatments because they are considered elective procedures; however, there is some gray area. Now, many restorative treatments also provide cosmetic benefits, like all-ceramic restorations. As a result, if a procedure is necessary for your oral health, your insurance company may pay a portion of the cost.
We will work on your behalf with your insurance carrier to file the necessary claims and forms to reduce the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket. We will help you find the solutions you need for any remaining expense, like using third-party financing with CareCredit.
Your new smile can last for several years with the right aftercare. You can protect your investment by following a few simple tips: