Cosmetic Dentist in Herndon
If you’re unhappy with any aspect of your smile, we invite you to consider making a change. At Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Herndon, VA, we offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry solutions that enable patients to transform their teeth into the picture perfect smile of their dreams. Dr. Nazila Ganji and her team have years of training and experience, and welcome patients from Herndon, Chantilly, and other nearby communities. Contact our dedicated team to find out more or schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation today.
In-Practice Teeth Whitening
Many patients visit us every day who want to know how they can brighten their smiles, and all too often, these same patients have wasted time and money on over the counter whitening products that promise dramatic transformations they are unable to deliver. Professional teeth whitening offers patients safer, more predictable results. We offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments. In-office whitening provides the fastest solution, but patients with sensitive teeth may struggle with this treatment. During a cosmetic dentistry consultation, Dr. Ganji helps patients determine whether in-office teeth whitening is the right solution. When patients choose the in-practice whitening option, we’re able to deliver results up to ten shades brighter in as little as one hour. Many patients are happy allowing our professionals to complete their whitening procedure, but for those who prefer whitening from the comfort of home, we offer custom at-home solutions as well.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Unlike store bought whitening products that use one-size-fits-all application trays and low levels of active whitening ingredients, our professional take-home whitening kits include custom crafted application trays and professional-grade whitener. For this reason, our at-home whitening kits make it possible for patients to achieve the same results as in-office whitening, teeth up to ten shades whiter, over the course of about two weeks of daily application. The process is simple. Patients place a small amount of whitening gel in each application tray. Then, the trays are worn for a predetermined amount of time, until patients achieve their desired results. Take-home whitening is also a great way to touch up the results of in-office whitening as they begin to diminish over time.
Tooth-colored, composite resin fillings allow our team to restore minor tooth decay, dental damage, and cosmetic flaws seamlessly. Traditionally, a silver-colored metal amalgam was used to complete these procedures. In addition to the less than ideal appearance, these filling materials increased the risk patients would experience further damage or decay down the line because amalgam is not able to form a complete bond with teeth and expands and contracts with changes in temperature. Composite resin fillings are applied directly to the damaged dental structures in a putty-like consistency filling in even tiny gaps in patients’ smiles. Once the material is hardened into position, the composite resin is much less likely to expand and contract when exposed to changing temperatures, forms a much more natural seal with the tooth, and blends seamlessly into patients’ smiles.
Patients who want to correct a number of chips, cracks, gaps, and stains in patients’ smiles may want to consider porcelain veneers. In two short visits to our office, we can completely conceal any number of cosmetic flaws seamlessly. Veneers are thin sheaths of dental grade porcelain that fit over the fronts of patients’ teeth. During an initial appointment, we remove a small amount of enamel from the front facing surface of teeth, capture bite impressions used by our lab to craft the veneer, and place a temporary restoration in order to protect teeth. Once we receive the final veneer, patients return to our practice to exchange the temporary for the custom veneer.
Patients interested in porcelain veneers who have concerns about the removal of tooth enamel or simply have less significant cosmetic flaws may want to consider Lunineers as an alternative. These ultrathin veneers allow our team to conceal cosmetic flaws similarly to traditional veneers without removing enamel prior to treatment. For this reason, patients are often able to reverse their Lumineers procedure if they change their minds. This thinner veneer material still offers patients durable, long lasting results.