Overview of Cosmetic Dentistry Services Near Arlington, VA

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Build the Smile You Want With Cosmetic Dentistry Services Near Arlington, VA

If you’re not 100% happy with your smile, you may have started checking out the various cosmetic dentistry services available near Arlington, VA. The problem is that some dental practices specialize in cosmetic services.

On the face of it, that might seem like a good thing, but when you think more about it, it’s actually rather problematic. Wouldn’t it be better to be able to get all your dental needs met in one place? One stop shopping, as it were?

Most people would be inclined to agree, which is why our practice offers both a full range of general dentistry services and all the cosmetic dentistry services near Arlington, VA you could ever want. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of those services and how we can help you build the smile you’ve always wanted.

We’ll start by taking a quick overview of our cosmetic service offerings and then take a closer look at a few of them:

  • Tooth Colored Fillings
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Metal-Free Crowns
  • Dentures and Partials
  • Dental Implants
  • Three Different Teeth Whitening Options, Including:
    • Our Zoom! In Office Treatment
    • The Whitening For Life Program
    • And the Kor Whitening System
  • Two Different Adult Braces Options, including:
    • The Six Month Smiles Program
    • And Invisalign

Some of these you’ve no doubt heard of, but we’ll take some time to explain the others in a bit more detail.

The Zoom In-Office Treatment

Of all the cosmetic dentistry services we offer near Arlington, VA, this is the one most widely used by our patients. It’s simple, fast, and extremely effective. In the space of just one office visit, this treatment can whiten your teeth by up to eight shades.

To give you a better idea of how impressive that is, you can get comparable results by using over the counter whitening products, but to do so, you’d have to use them for up to two full months. Who wants to do that when there’s a much simpler and more convenient option available?

The Whitening For Life Program

This option is much loved by the do it yourselfers among our patient base because it puts all the power and control in their hands, where it rightly belongs.

When you first sign up for this program, we’ll ask you to come into our office so we can make an impression of your teeth. We’ll use that impression to create a set of custom fitting bleaching trays for you in a process that takes about a week.

Once we’ve got the trays back, we’ll ask you to come back into the office to pick them up and give you a tube of our proprietary bleaching gel along with an instruction booklet that tells you exactly how to use it.

Armed with those tools, you’re all set. You’ll be able to whiten your teeth any time you want, from the comfort of home, with no appointments to schedule and keep. Even better, as long as you stay current with your preventive care visits, we’ll give you another tube of the bleaching gel for free, every six months for life or for as long as you choose to remain in the program.

Our Kor Whitening System

This is our most powerful bleaching option, but in practice, it’s not one of the more commonly used cosmetic dentistry services near Arlington, VA, simply because relatively few patients need a treatment this strong.

It was designed to deal with deep, persistent stains that aren’t responsive to our other whitening treatments. If you’ve tried one or both of the others and you’re still not getting the results you want, this is the ultimate solution. It works by restoring your teeth’s ability to absorb oxygen, and unlike the other two options we’ve mentioned, the effects of this one are entirely permanent.

The Six Month Smiles Program

Conventional braces have lots of drawbacks. They’re not very comfortable; they make you extremely self-conscious while you’re wearing them, and they take a long time to do their work. In fact, in some cases, it can take up to two years for conventional braces to straighten your teeth.

The braces used in the Six Month Smiles program get around most of those limitations. They still don’t win any awards for comfort, but they’re virtually invisible, and they do their work much more quickly.

This is accomplished thanks to the fact that the braces used in this program only focus on your front-facing teeth – the ones people see when you smile. Since your back teeth tend to respond very slowly to realignment, you get the results you want in a fraction of the time by simply taking them out of the equation.

Invisalign

This is another of our cosmetic dentistry services near Arlington, VA that’s enormously popular. It’s cutting edge teeth realignment technology.

They’re not actually braces at all, but rather, a series of custom-fitting caps that, when worn in sequence, serve to progressively realign your teeth.

When you sign up for this program, the first thing we’ll do is ask you to come into the office so we can take a series of highly detailed 3D scans of your teeth from a variety of angles. We’ll use these scans to have a series of dental caps created for you.

That process takes about a week, and once we’ve got the caps back from our manufacturer, we’ll invite you back to our office for your initial fitting. Then, about every two weeks, we’ll ask you to come back in so we can check your progress and give you the next set of caps in the series when it’s time.

There are two things people love about this program. First, Invisalign caps are virtually invisible, so you won’t feel self-conscious while you’re wearing them.

As good as that is, the second advantage is even better. You can take them out and put them back in yourself. In fact, doing so is a trivial operation that takes mere seconds.

Think about what that means. If you have an important engagement or dinner date to attend and you’d rather not wear your caps for a couple of hours, it’s easy to take them out before you leave the house and pop them back in when you get back home.

You could even opt to wear them only during your sleeping hours if you like, although this will understandably mean that it will take longer to straighten your teeth. It’s this kind of power and control that makes the Invisalign program such a popular option.

Insurance Considerations

Of course, it wouldn’t matter how many great cosmetic services we offered if we didn’t also work with lots of different insurance providers. After all, if we don’t accept the insurance you’ve got, it doesn’t do you much good.

That’s why we’ve worked diligently to expand the number of carriers we work with. At the time this article was written, we accept insurance from the following carriers:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Assurant
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Carefirst
  • Cigna’s Total DPPO plan
  • Delta Dental
  • GEHA
  • Guardian
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • MetLife
  • Principal
  • Sun Life
  • And all United Concordia plans save for those offered to active military members, who get their dental care from the base they’re assigned to

If you didn’t see your insurance provider on that list, not to worry! We also accept the Citi Health Flexible Monthly Payment Option and CareCredit, so there are lots of ways to pay for the smile you’ve always wanted.

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