Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental Center of Tysons Corner

Aesthetic and Reconstructive Dentistry located in McLean, VA

With today’s advanced cosmetic dentistry, there’s no need to feel embarrassed about your smile. You can get a smile makeover that restores the appearance of your teeth and makes you look younger. The doctors at the Dental Center of Tysons Corner has the expertise you need to get the results you dream about. In addition, Dr. Makarita is the only Accredited Fellow with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in the state of Virginia. No matter what you don’t like about your teeth, it can be dramatically improved, so call their office in McLean, Virginia, or use online booking to schedule a complimentary smile evaluation.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

Dental Center of Tysons Corner

Why is cosmetic dentistry important?

Feeling confident about your smile influences the way you interact with people. When you’re happy with the appearance of your teeth, you laugh, connect, and have more confidence — an attitude that makes a difference when you go for a job interview, pose for a photograph, or meet someone new.

While cosmetic procedures improve your smile, they also serve a functional purpose. Many of the procedures used in cosmetic dentistry effectively correct dental problems.

What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover refers to improving everything you don’t like about your smile. The doctors create an exam and use digital X-rays to evaluate your teeth, gums, and underlying bone. Then the doctors use a proprietary application to design a smile that fits your face and personality. If you like what you see, you can give the go-ahead to proceed.

What cosmetic dental concerns can you correct?

While any cosmetic concerns can be fixed, patients often ask the doctors to correct:

  • Tooth color
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Chipped, cracked, or uneven teeth
  • Tooth length and proportion

What cosmetic dentistry procedures are performed?

The doctors frequently performs these dental procedures when making over someone’s smile:

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers look just like your natural teeth, they’re strong, and they can correct many cosmetic issues including discolored, cracked, and crooked teeth.

Dental implants

Implants are used to replace missing teeth. They provide a secure anchor for a crown or bridge.

Crowns and bridges

A crown replaces a single tooth, or it can cover a tooth that’s discolored or damaged. Bridges are made to replace two or more missing teeth. Both restorations are made to look like your natural teeth.  

White fillings

When you don’t want a mouthful of dark amalgam fillings, The doctors replacee them with white fillings. You may also want to replace old amalgam fillings due to their mercury content.

Gum recontouring

Some people are embarrassed because they show too much gum when they smile. The doctors can reshape your gum line using a laser procedure.

Teeth whitening

The doctors use the KöR® Whitening System for in-house treatment of the most difficult stains, but you can also get a prefilled tray to use at home or a simple paint-on option.

To learn more about cosmetic dentistry, call The Dental Center of Tysons Corner or book an appointment online today.