When a new year rolls around, many of us like to take the opportunity to make some changes or improvements moving forward. If you anticipate that there will be much to smile about in the new year, why not make that smile one you’ll be proud to flash every chance you get?
At McLean Aura Dentistry, that’s exactly our goal, too. Our team, under the expert leadership of Dr. Chang Yi and Dr. Negar Tehrani, offers many different roads to great smiles through our cosmetic dentistry services. Here, we explore three of our favorite smile-improving tools.
1. A crowning achievement
Among our hardest-working offerings is the dental crown, which fills many roles in the world of dentistry. First, dental crowns are used to put the finishing touches on the five million implants placed each year in the United States.
We also use crowns to cap teeth with a lot of dental work, such as a root canal.
Dental crowns are also great at covering up imperfections to improve your smile. For example, maybe you have a severely discolored or misshapen tooth. All we need to do is put a crown over the tooth to keep the attention on your great smile and not some small imperfection in your teeth.
2. The cover-up
If you have more than just one imperfection in your mouth, we can turn to dental veneers, providing you with bright white, perfectly shaped teeth.
Dental veneers are thin shells made of porcelain that we place over the fronts of your teeth in your smile zone, meaning those teeth that are visible when you smile.
Not only can dental veneers cover up stained and discolored teeth, but they can also hide other notable imperfections, such as:
- Rotated tooth
- Teeth that appear too small
- Unevenly worn teeth
- Misshapen teeth
The transformation that you can achieve with dental veneers is significant, and, better still, this transformation lasts — if you take good care of them, veneers endure for many years.
3. Straighten out
About 4 million Americans wear braces at any given time — and one-quarter of them are adults. This uptick in adults who wear braces is primarily due to highly effective and far more discrete straightening systems.
Our practice offers Invisalign®, a teeth-straightening system that relies on clear aligners to move your teeth into tidy rows of pearly whites. Not only are Invisalign aligners clear and barely noticeable, but they’re also removable. You can pop them out for eating, brushing, and special events.
Beyond crowns, veneers, and Invisalign, we offer other smile-improving options, such as our teeth-whitening system, which we covered in last month’s blog post.
If you’d like to explore how we can bring your smile to the next level next year, we invite you to contact our office in McLean, Virginia, at 703-429-0770 to schedule an appointment. Or, you can request an appointment online using our form