Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that deals with smile improvement. If you’ve ever interviewed a job applicant or accepted a blind date, you know how important it is to have a beautiful smile. Whether you want to whiten stained teeth, fix chipped or broken teeth, or broken or fill unsightly gaps, our dental team in Woodbridge, VA, knows exactly how to tweak your teeth and create a lovely smile.

Veneers Q &A

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Which procedures qualify as cosmetic dentistry?

Any dental procedure that improves the appearance of your teeth and gums is cosmetic. That includes veneers, bridges, crowns, bleaching procedures, and more. Our dental team  will examine your teeth and recommend the most effective cosmetic procedure, and they’re always anxious to hear your concerns or worries about your treatment.

I've heard good things about veneers. Am I a good candidate?

Veneers are a very effective way to beautify your teeth with minimal effort. Once used only as temporary fixes for celebrities as they filmed the latest blockbuster, veneers have come a long way since the 1920s. Today’s veneers are customized to fit your teeth exactly, and they’re attached using permanent methods. They can cover stains, chips, and cracks and can even elongate and reshape teeth that have been worn down or damaged through trauma.

You’re a good candidate for veneers if you have any of the above problems with your teeth, practice good dental hygiene, and have strong gums and an otherwise healthy mouth. But even if you have issues with gum disease or other oral health problems, you may still be able to get veneers after having basic restorative work performed. Book an appointment with Dr. Robert C. Dost & Associates to learn about the benefits of dental veneers.

I've never been happy with my smile. Will cosmetic dentistry change how I feel about myself?

Cosmetic dentistry may not be a cure for everything that ails you, but it can help to improve your self-esteem. When you look good and are confident in the way you smile, you feel good, too. You’re also more likely to engage others in conversation without feeling like you have to cover your mouth when you talk.

Working to correct dental problems that have plagued you all your life can be an unexpected boost to your morale. It can do more than just change the appearance of your smile; it can also help to alter the direction of your life. You interview better, tend to be more outgoing and socially engaged, and worry less about appearances. Talk with Dr. Dost & Associates about any self-esteem issues you may have regarding your oral health. They’ll always work with you to reach a resolution.

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