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Dental Veneers in Washington D.C. and Maryland By Dr. Pollowitz & Dr. Brown

Top-Rated Dentists in Washington D.C. and Maryland Offer Quality Dental Veneers  

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Washington, DC – Dec. 1, 2020.  The Washington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry provides quality dental veneers and welcomes new patients in the District and suburban Maryland. For those who have chipped, crooked, or discolored teeth and want a more conservative solution than crowns, then the Washington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry’s dental veneer services may be the answer.

What Are Veneers and How Can They Help?

Veneers are incredibly thin shells made from porcelain, ceramic, or resin that bond to the front of a tooth to change its color, size, or shape. Cosmetic dentists use them to fix crooked or stained teeth, repair broken ones, and shorten gaps. New technologies make it easier than ever to create a custom veneer to bond onto the front of teeth, masking their imperfections.

This process is more conservative than using a crown and has become very popular in treating various problems, such as teeth discolored by coffee or smoking. Veneers are also a great option if past dental procedures have caused irregularities or blemishes in one’s teeth. The porcelain laminates provide a more natural look by mimicking the reflection of real teeth.

The dental team at the Washington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry only uses the highest quality materials in their laminates and bonding so that the veneers they install can function for more than a decade with regular care.

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Perfect, Natural-Looking Teeth in Three Easy Steps

The team at the Washington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry explains that they can help a patient obtain a shiny new smile through veneers in only three appointments.

  • Diagnosis and Planning: At the first appointment, the dentist will discuss what the patient wants to achieve with veneers and determine if attaching veneers would be the appropriate service, providing alternatives as needed. After deciding how many teeth to treat at once, the dental team takes X-rays and impressions of the patient’s teeth.
  • Preparation: The second appointment takes a few hours to prepare the teeth for veneers. To make room for the veneer, the dentist removes less than half a millimeter of enamel from the tooth’s front. Next, team members take additional molds of the patient’s teeth, which they send to the laboratory that constructs the veneers. The labwork takes between two to four weeks. The dentist may install a temporary veneer for an additional cost.
  • Bonding: Before attaching the veneer, the dentist makes sure that the shape, size, and color are suitable then makes any necessary final adjustments. Next, the dental team polishes and etches the patient’s teeth to strengthen the bonding, and then they apply dental cement hardened by a special light beam. After removing excess adhesive, the dentist will test the patient’s bite to ensure that the veneer is a perfect fit.

 

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After the installation of dental veneers, a patient only needs one last follow-up appointment to ensure correct placement and continued gum health. Maintaining veneers from then on is as simple as continuing proper preventative care such as daily brushing and flossing.

 Anyone seeking dental veneers in the Washington D.C. and Maryland area can call the Washington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry at (202) 363-2500. The Center’s location is 4910 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 204, Washington, DC 20016.

Top-Rated Cosmetic Dentists Near Maryland Offer High Quality Invisalign Service

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 Many patients are hesitant when it comes to needing braces. They would prefer to live with crooked teeth rather than face the discomfort and social awkwardness. For these patients, clear aligners may prove an effective alternative.

Conveniently located along the Maryland and DC border, the Washington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry offers Invisalign in Washington DC.

What Is Invisalign?

Whether you’re looking to get Invisalign in Maryland or DC, the treatment will be the same  – clear braces. The difference between clear aligners and traditional braces extends well beyond the name.

The clear braces are tailor-made trays that cradle the teeth. Like traditional braces, they realign the teeth by exerting pressure on them. Dentists bond braces to the enamel of the teeth, whereas patients may remove Invisalign. There are no wires or elastics, and the trays are clear acrylic.

How It Works

The dentist takes detailed pictures of the mouth to produce a series of high-resolution images. These images allow them to input highly accurate measurements into specialized software.

The dentist completes the process by inputting the patient’s goals. The computer then has the starting point from which to work and a target.

The software establishes a plan for how best to achieve the required adjustment in a series of steps. It creates several designs for finely calibrated aligners, each with incremental improvements in tooth position.

The number of trays used depends on the level of adjustment. Patients typically require between twelve and forty-eight trays.

The patient wears each tray for two weeks: Any faster would cause too much discomfort and render the process ineffective. The patient keeps the trays in for at least twenty-two hours a day.

Patients remove the aligners when eating and cleaning their teeth. Good dental hygiene is critical as trapped food particles lead to plaque buildup and bacteria growth.

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Why Choose Invisalign?

Aside from the aesthetic benefits, Invisalign:

  • Is more comfortable to wear than traditional braces
  • Is gentler on the teeth and gums
  • Makes it easier to maintain good oral hygiene

Does the System Work for Everyone?

For this treatment to be effective, the patient’s teeth must be reasonably healthy. Patients with extremely crooked teeth or who have several missing teeth may not benefit from this system.

Finally, Invisalign does require some commitment from the wearer. Young patients may not understand the importance of keeping the trays in for the recommended time. They may forget to put the aligners back in after eating or may misplace them.

Traditional braces are a better option for patients with severe misalignment issues and patients prone to forgetfulness.

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Say Goodbye to Braces with Invisalign From the Washington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Have you avoided having your teeth straightened because you don’t want braces? Schedule a consultation with the Washington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Washington, DC, and see if Invisalign is a good alternative.

The professional dental team will discuss your options and provide the best treatment plan for budget and lifestyle. 

Washington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry Proud to be Open with COVID 19 Precautions

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As the world navigates these unprecedented times, Dr. Michael Pollowitz & Dr. Sharon Brown and the expert staff at the Washington Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry takes pride in offering safe dental care to their patients.

In compliance with recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the American Dental Association (ADA), the Washington Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is using new protocols to ensure the safety of both patients and staff.

Regardless of a public health crisis, a clean, sanitary environment is the norm for all medical facilities. However, to ensure peace of mind for every patient, the Washington Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is cleaning and sanitizing their facility more frequently and has added new policies regarding social distancing and wearing masks.

Safer With Social Distancing

The Washington Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry has rearranged their waiting room so that chairs are farther apart. They are also scheduling more time between appointments to reduce the number of people in the building at any given time.

If family members accompany a patient, they are allowed entry to the dental practice in limited numbers and may be requested to wait in the car.

Patients are required to wear masks to enter the building. Staff members are also required to wear a mask at all times, plus a face shield and protective eyewear during the appointment. The front desk is now fitted with a plastic safety barrier to further reduce the potential transmission of disease.

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Frequent Cleaning Reduces Disease

Although the team at the Washington Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry has always taken pride in the cleanliness of their facilities, they have increased the amount of cleaning and sanitizing that takes place each day.

All high-contact surfaces are now cleaned multiple times daily with hospital-grade disinfectant, and there are medical-grade HEPA air purifiers installed throughout the building. Additionally, germicidal disinfectant fogging is used to thoroughly clean hard-to-reach areas.

Upon entering the building, each patient will receive a supply of disinfectant wipes to use throughout their visit. In the examination room, patients are required to rinse with a hydrogen peroxide solution before receiving treatment in compliance with the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements.

Careful Monitoring of Symptoms Ensures a Safe Visit

The Washington Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is taking a proactive approach to monitoring symptoms in patients and staff members alike. Each patient is screened for symptoms with a short questionnaire.

This questionnaire is repeated at the office prior to the appointment to ensure that no new symptoms have appeared, and the patient’s temperature is taken.

Staff members receive a short health examination and have their temperature checked twice each day to make sure they are symptom-free. The Washington Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is committed to staying up to date on all federal health regulations and incorporating them into their practice.

To schedule an appointment at the Washington Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry today, call (202) 838-5658 or contact us by filling out the form on our website. As always, they are dedicated to providing safe, high-quality dental care to the good people of Washington, DC.

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Highly Reviewed Dentists, Dr. Michael Pollowitz & Dr. Sharon Brown Offer Beautiful Smiles with Teeth Whitening in Washington, DC

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Patients with yellowed or stained teeth often feel self-conscious about the situation. It causes them to smile less and withdraw socially, feeling less approachable and sometimes appearing less friendly to those around them.

That’s when teeth whitening services extend beyond the realm of purely cosmetic treatments.

At the Washington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, nothing is more satisfying than seeing the patient’s face light up after another successful treatment.

The Root of Discoloration

Poor dental hygiene isn’t the only cause of stained teeth—it is only one of the myriad possible causes. Patients might also experience discoloration due to:

  • Food and drinks
  • Thinning of the enamel
  • Smoking
  • Chronic medication
  • Trauma

The first stage in a patient’s treatment plan is to establish the cause of discoloration. Without doing so, it’s challenging to suggest the right course of treatment.

If the enamel is stained, patients need more than simple home whitening treatments to counteract the effects. If the problem is related to thinning enamel, harsh bleaching treatments will do more harm than good, for example.

Patients should book a consultation for professional advice before embarking on any treatment options. Home whitening kits don’t contain enough bleaching agents to remove anything more than surface stains, at best. It is not uncommon for patients to be disappointed with the results of these home treatments, so why not call in our professionals?

Under the care of an experienced dental practitioner, patients will find better results quickly and safely. The team at the Washington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry will evaluate the condition of the teeth and assess whether the patient is a good candidate for the whitening treatment.

What are the Different Techniques Used?

There are two treatments offered–Zoom In-House treatment and Custom Bleaching Trays.

Zoom In-House Treatment

This highly effective treatment produces dramatic results in a short period. The teeth and gums must be in reasonably good condition, though.

The dentist first covers the gums with a protective gel, then applies a whitening solution to the teeth. Finally, they expose the teeth to the Zoom Light for enhancement.

Custom Bleaching Trays

Not all stains are serious enough to warrant the Zoom In-House treatment. The dentist will instead create an impression of the teeth, creating a mold that serves as a base for custom bleaching trays.

The option costs a little more than over-the-counter kits, but the results are far superior. The custom trays ensure that the bleaching agent comes into optimal contact with the teeth and works more effectively.

For patients on a tight budget, these treatments offer comparable results to the Zoom options. The trade-off is that it takes somewhat longer and involves a bit more effort.

For that perfect smile, the effort is worthwhile.

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Get to Know the Friendly Team at the Washington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

If you’d like to increase your smile’s wattage, speak to the friendly team of experts at the Washington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry today. They will evaluate the situation and discuss the options, working to find an effective treatment option to suit both budget and lifestyle.

Meet Dr. Sharon Brown from the Washington Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

 

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At the Washington Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we are known for our state-of-the-art technology to provide outstanding dental care. But, as advanced as our technology is, our dentists are what really makes our practice excellent.

Dr. Sharon Brown is one of the leading dentists in the entire District of Columbia. With over thirty years of experience, she’s seen just about every case imaginable.

Dr. Brown’s Experience

Born and raised in West Hartford, Connecticut, Dr. Brown knew that she wanted to help people from an early age. Dentistry provided an excellent way to do so. She attended Brandeis University and the Georgetown University School of Dentistry.

She served out her residency at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT, before joining a private practice. She worked in North Branford, CT, before moving to Washington, DC in 1990.

Dr. Brown adamantly believes that every patient deserves outstanding care. Her patients describe her as compassionate, caring, and highly skilled. She never misses a chance to improve her techniques and keeps a keen eye on new developments in the field.

She works with her husband, Dr. Pollowitz, at the Washington Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry.

She is currently a member of the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity, the Maimonides Dental Society, and the Greater Washington Academy of Women Dentists.

Dr. Brown’s Private Life

She’s a busy lady in the practice and out of it. With two dentists in the family, the schedule can sometimes be very hectic.

Her children are now all grown, so she knows what empty nest syndrome is like. She is also an active member of the Women of Reform Judaism and Alpha Omega.

She serves on the board of the Women of Washington Hebrew Congregation. While she doesn’t have a lot of free time, she makes it a point to play Mah Jong at least once a week.

Her passions include traveling and cooking. She plans to travel extensively once she and her husband retire. That day, though, is a long way off. Dr. Brown enjoys her work and can’t imagine stopping it anytime soon.

In the meantime, she settles for cooking exotic meals. She’s an excellent cook and loves nothing better than to prepare a meal for her family and friends.

Extremely focused on staying fit, she spends time at the gym each day. She believes in helping her patients to stay as healthy as possible and thus works hard to set a good example for them.

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Dr. Brown and her support staff patiently guide patients through all of their options. The team always focuses on providing the best solutions based on the patient’s needs and budget.

Situated on Massachusetts Avenue, the practice is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Patients can schedule an appointment online (on the practice’s website) or by phoning in. Slots book up fast at this popular practice, so patients should book as early as possible.

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More than 1,400 5-Star Reviews

"My favorite dentist. Dr. Brown is hands down my favorite dentist. Highly skilled, fantastic bedside (chair side?) manner and a great team of skilled techs. Dr. Brown thoroughly explains proposed treatment, and keeps you informed the entire way. Her husband, Dr. Polowitz, is also great. Our whole family sees them."

Bill S.

"Dr. Brown and Pollowitz are highly skilled dentists, very talented artists, and have the best bedside or should I say "chair side" manner I have ever experienced. I trust them completely and have been seeing Dr. Brown and Pollowitz for almost 20 years now. When I lived out of town for two years, the dentist I saw there was amazed at the skill and perfection of the veneer and implant Dr Brown did and got the whole staff to come look at my mouth! I had an accident when I was a kid and have had lots of problems with my teeth ever since, and that includes many unpleasant experiences, but their kindness has given me a renewed respect and love for dentistry. It means a lot that Dr Brown will call me and find out if I am OK after a crown or something painful. She knows I am sensitive and takes time to take extra good care. Love them both."

Jenny L.

"As always my experience was top notch for a dental appointment. Dr Pollowitz explained the details of what he was going to do as he worked. It was an appointment to both replace a filling and to take care of the cavity on the outside of that filling. He proceeded slowly and there was never any feel of him rushing to get to the next patient. And Sylvia was very professional as always. Rate this office as a 5 star!"

Joan M.
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