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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.

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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Meet Dr. Michael Pollowitz, Highly Reviewed Washington DC Cosmetic & Family Dentist

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Washington, D.C. – One of the leading dental practitioners in the metropolitan area of Washington, D.C., Dr. Michael Pollowitz specializes in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He practices his craft in his and his wife’s dental clinic, The Washington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry at Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, D.C. 

Known for his great insight and clinical skills, Dr. Pollowitz’s work at The Washington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry has earned him recognition for his expertise in general, cosmetic, and reconstructive dental surgery. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Dentistry, one of the top dental schools in the United States. The school has affiliations with prestigious dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Academy of General Dentistry. 

With his expert knowledge, attention to detail, and love and care for his patients, Dr. Pollowitz has earned accolades for his work. He has gained recognition as one of Washington’s top dentists for the past 25 years, with Checkbook Magazine citing him as one of the top-rated dentists in Washington, D.C. The Consumers Research Council of America (CRCA) has also given Dr. Pollowitz the national award in the field of advanced cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Pollowitz dedicates himself to providing high-quality dental care at The Washington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry with a focus on compassion, care, and understanding. He is also a seasoned lecturer on a variety of topics and has been a guest on radio and TV shows to share his insights in cosmetic and general dentistry.

According to Dr. Pollowitz, dentistry is a constantly evolving field. He says that only by seeking further knowledge can one provide the best and most advanced care to patients. Because of this, Dr. Pollowitz has completed more than 1,000 hours of continuing education in dentistry with an emphasis on cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentistry.

The doctor’s constant passion for learning is also shared by his entire staff, who attends several continuing education programs to remain competitive in the field of dentistry. For Dr. Pollowitz, education is not only paramount for any physician to have, but it also must be shared and carried on by the support team.

In addition to actively practicing dentistry and continuing education, Dr. Pollowitz is also involved with various prestigious organizations. He serves as the president of the D.C. Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity, is a founding member of the D.C. Dental Society, and a board member and chairman emeritus of continuing education at the Maimonides Dental Society.

Dr. Michael Pollowitz lives with his wife and business partner, Dr. Sharon Brown, in Bethesda, Maryland. They have three children: Andrew, who is taking up his Masters in Sports Management; Ryan, who is studying at the University of Miami; and Michelle, who is a junior student at Georgetown Day School. In addition to his practice, Dr. Pollowitz is also a passionate swimmer, bicyclist, tennis and racquetball player, and loves traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

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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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