Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at Tysons Corner
So much of what we do is focused on oral health and hygiene, but we understand that a healthy mouth is not always a happy one if you are self-conscious about your smile. What do you want your smile to say about you? We can help you achieve exactly that by offering a range of cosmetic services to give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
While most people typically focus on a single element, Dr. Kim looks at the big picture—lips, gums, teeth, bite, face shape and skin color. He examines the smile and analyzes the length and shape of the teeth, how the teeth line up with other facial features, gum-to-lip distance, and other characteristics.
It’s this attention to dental details that can create great results and an amazing smile.
Veneers are thin, custom-made, tooth colored porcelain shells that are bonded to the front surface of the teeth to reshape broken or irregular teeth, as well as provide a solution for discolored teeth that do not respond to traditional whitening treatments.
Dental veneers can either be made from resin or porcelain composite materials. There a different benefits to both porcelain and resin veneers. Porcelain veneers resist stains and mimic the reflecting properties of natural teeth better than resin veneers. Resin veneers are thinner and require less of the tooths surface to be removed. You and your dentist can decide the best material for your veneers.
Dr. Kim recommends veneers for people who:
• Have spaces between them
• Have become chipped or worn
• Are permanently stained
• Are poorly shaped
• Are slightly crooked
Tray bleaching is a teeth whitening treatment available through your dentist. Whitening gel is placed into a custom-made tray that fitted to your teeth. It fits firmly over your teeth breaking down stains and leaving you with a whiter smile.
Professional solutions used by your dentist are typically stronger than those in over-the-counter kits, therefore your teeth may whiten more quickly than over-the-counter whitening kits, which can take a week or more.