One of the many dental services we offer at River Run Dental is cosmetic dentistry. If you’re considering having a cosmetic procedure, schedule a consultation with our team of dentists who have been named one of the best cosmetic dentists in Richmond and have the training and experience to help give you the smile that you’ve always dreamed of. We’ll work with you to learn everything about what you want to achieve and outline what our recommended next steps and procedures are.
Cosmetic dentistry is the area of dentistry that improves the overall aesthetic or appearance of one’s teeth, gums or bite. Common cosmetic dentistry treatment options include professional whitening, bonding, veneers, contouring, composite fillings, and orthodontics (braces and Invisalign). Typically, these procedures don’t just affect the appearance of your smile; they also positively affect your dental health.
Learn more about the cosmetic dentistry treatments that we offer to Richmond, VA area residents by exploring the four procedures below.
Invisalign is the easiest and most convenient way to straighten your teeth. By using a series of removable custom aligners, your teeth slowly move into their desired position. Invisalign can be used to treat a wide variety of cases, and can even cut orthodontic treatment times in half for some patients!
One of the most popular reasons that many of our Richmond, VA patients choose Invisalign over traditional braces is that it’s a treatment option that fits easily into anyone’s lifestyle. Whether you are a teacher, a business professional, or a professional athlete – Invisalign is a great way for you to get the smile you have always desired.
Our practice offers complimentary Invisalign consultations, flexible payment options, and digital impressions with our iTero digital scanner. At your Invisalign consultation, you will actually see your predicted results so that you know just what Invisalign can do for you! Contact our office to book your Invisalign consultation today.
Professional whitening is one of our most requested cosmetic dentistry procedures. Teeth can become stained for a variety of reasons, including smoking, eating certain foods, drinking coffee, tea or red wine, or having poor oral hygiene. Teeth bleaching can instantly enhance the appearance of a strained smile.
At River Run Dental, we utilize the GLO Professional Whitening System. We love this system because it’s customized to reduce sensitivity that can frequently be associated with professional whitening. A single in-office procedure can whiten your teeth up to 8 shades! This visit typically takes about 2 hours.
In addition to the in-office procedure, you will also receive a series of professional whitening vials that you can take with you to use for future touch-ups. If you don’t need something quite as dramatic, or if you just want to touch up your smile, our practice does offer several other teeth whitening options. Make sure to ask about these at your next dental appointment!
A veneer is simply a layer of material that is adhered over the tooth in order to improve the appearance of the tooth or to protect it from damage. Veneers can be used to remedy discolored, cracked, crooked, or broken teeth. After performing a thorough dental exam and, our cosmetic dentists may recommend veneers as a treatment option to help you achieve your desired results.
The process of getting veneers typically requires several dental appointments. The first appointment involves a consultation and exam. The second appointment is when the tooth is prepped for the veneer. The final appointment is when the veneer is bonded to the existing tooth structure.
Chipped, broken, discolored or decayed teeth may be repaired or have their appearance improved with bonding. Tooth bonding involves the placement of a natural looking material onto the surface of a tooth, where it is then sculpted into shape, contoured and hardened with a high-intensity light. The result is a restoration that blends invisibly with the remainder of the surrounding tooth structure and the rest of your natural teeth to create a healthy, bright smile.
Without even realizing it, many patients have received a dental treatment involving dental bonding: either direct composite bonding or adhesive bonding of a restoration that was created in a laboratory or in-office.
For more information about the cosmetic dentistry services we offer in Richmond, VA, please contact our practice today to schedule your consultation. For your convenience, we now have dental offices in Midlothian and Short Pump as well.
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