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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. 

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"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!"

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