Metropolitan Dental Centre

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Cosmetic Dentistry

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We always welcome questions from patients and potential patients in our Fairfax, VA dental office. If you have a question not addressed below or if you would like further information about our treatments and philosophies, get in touch with a member of our dental team today. 

Meanwhile, check out some of the questions we often hear from our patients.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Fortunately, veneers do not have a “feel.”  Veneers are extremely thin and smooth, and they will blend right in with your natural teeth, completely indistinguishable from the rest of your smile. You should not even notice that you have veneers on your teeth, which is ideal. 

You probably have seen plenty of people who have veneers, but you would never know! You probably just thought they had a naturally beautiful smile. 

Veneers can help you cover a variety of flaws in your smile, including discoloration, small gaps between teeth, slightly crooked teeth, gummy smiles, and other imperfections. Veneers can also be used to create a uniform smile if you have teeth of different sizes and shapes.

If you are looking to make smile improvements, veneers are a great, comprehensive way to make quick, easy dental adjustments. 

Cosmetic Dentist in Fairfax, VA

Due to the versatile nature of veneers, cosmetic dentists use them often during smile makeovers. If you believe veneers are right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hulver today. 

Dr. Hulver will examine your teeth at Metropolitan Dental Centre. During the appointment, she will discuss your smile goals with you and offer advice on the best way to achieve those goals.

If veneers are chosen as the best path forward in creating your beautiful smile, she will work with you to craft veneers that perfectly fit your teeth and complement your look. 

We treat patients in the Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Blevinstown, Burke, Mantua, Merrifield, and Legato areas. 

Often patients take great care of their teeth, but they simply are not happy with the appearance of their smile. It may be that teeth are not white enough or straight enough. We offer cosmetic dentistry in Fairfax, VA to help you achieve your best smile.

At Metropolitan Dental Centre, we offer:

Tooth-colored fillings and bonding

  • Dental veneers
  • Teeth whitening
  • Invisalign
  • Dental implants

The first step is an exam in our Fairfax, VA dental office. Dr. Caitlin Hulver will let you know if the tooth replacement option you’ve chosen is right for you.

Following cosmetic dentistry, a member of our team will tell you how to care for your cosmetic dentistry and keep your new smile in optimal condition.

Invisalign, for example, requires a custom retainer following therapy to help keep teeth in their correct positions. Dental implants, on the other hand, require no special care other than the maintenance you use on natural teeth—brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist twice yearly for exams and teeth cleanings.

At Metropolitan Dental Centre, we want you to get the most out of your new smile.

If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry, schedule an exam today. Also, get in touch with us if you would like more information about our cosmetic dentistry options.

Laser dentistry is utilized in many ways throughout the dental field. The laser delivers energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, the energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a "target." In dentistry, these targets can be enamel, decay, gum tissue, or whitening enhancers. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others. Laser dentistry can be used for both tooth and soft tissue related procedures. For soft tissue (surgical) procedures it eliminates the need for suturing and healing is much faster. 

How We Use Laser Dentistry in Fairfax, VA

In our practice, we utilize a diode laser - most often used in soft tissue procedures. This could mean removing any excess gum tissue around a tooth, or perhaps eliminating a deep periodontal pocket. We often use laser therapy in addition to deep cleanings around teeth to help resolve more advanced gum disease. If you're being seen for cosmetic procedures, Dr. Hulver will often use the laser to sculpt the gum tissue to give the most esthetic result. 

The laser is used nearly every day in our practice, and is one of our most valuable tools! To book an appointment with us, call our dental office today!

Dental veneers are versatile. With veneers, you can cover a variety of flaws in your teeth, creating a new smile without all the imperfections.

Dental veneers may be used to cover:

  • Worn-down teeth
  • Short or misshapen teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Gummy smiles
  • Crooked teeth

A veneer may be used on one tooth or multiple teeth, depending on your specific needs. Since veneers are a fast, easy solution to many cosmetic dental problems, your dentist will most likely suggest veneers as an option if you’re interested in a smile makeover.

Before proceeding with veneers in our dental office, Dr. Hulver will thoroughly examine your teeth to make sure you are a good candidate. If she believes your dental problems can be fixed with veneers, she will help you create a new, customized smile!

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help You

Unfortunately, people who have flaws in their teeth often try to hide their smiles. We don’t want anyone to do that because we thrive on happy, beautiful smiles! 

As a cosmetic dentist in Fairfax, VA, Dr. Hulver finds helping people achieve their dental goals extremely rewarding, and she would love to help you. Reach out to our dental office, Metropolitan Dental Centre, to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hulver.

In addition to serving patients in Fairfax, we also help patients from the communities of Fairfax Station, Blevinstown, Burke, Mantua, Merrifield, and Legato.

For decades dentists were happy to use amalgam, popularly called silver fillings. They worked well to fill teeth treated for decay. However, they were not as attractive as they could be. Smiling meant revealing a mouth filled with metal.

Additionally, patients began to worry about the mercury contained in these metal fillings. Of course, the American Dental Association has deemed this mercury safe, but patients still preferred not to have it in their mouths.

Today, modern dentists rely on tooth-colored fillings because they can! In other words, tooth-colored fillings in Fairfax, VA work beautifully to conceal tooth flaws without detracting from smiles. And these fillings are mercury-free.

Another benefit of tooth-colored fillings is using the material to hide chipped teeth, including chipped front teeth! In addition, we can rely on it to camouflage discoloration and shape issues through dental bonding. We can simply do more for our patients with tooth-colored filling material and deliver an aesthetically pleasing result every time!

Contact Your Cosmetic Dentist in Fairfax, VA

Reach out to our dental team to schedule your next exam, and talk to us about our exclusive VIP Smiles Program for special discounts.

We treat patients from all locations, including Fairfax, Centreville, Blevinstown, Annandale, George Mason, Legato, Burke, and Belleair.

Yes! Dental bonding in Fairfax, VA is a simple, non-invasive, and affordable way to conceal tooth flaws, including chipped front teeth.

Dental bonding can also conceal tooth discoloration, small gaps between teeth, and specific shape abnormalities.

It all begins with a consultation in our dental office. Your dentist wants to ensure that cosmetic dentistry—specifically dental bonding—will give you the desired results. This consultation includes a friendly chat with Dr. Culver and a dental exam.

If you and our cosmetic dentist determine that dental bonding is the way to go, we can provide treatment. And you’ll have a new smile in no time!

With dental bonding, we rely on the same material we use to fill decayed teeth. Our tooth-colored resin can cover flaws, and your dentist can work with the material to reimagine the shape of your tooth as well.

When your dentist reaches the desired result, we utilize a special light that sets the resin. Now, you are ready to smile and laugh with confidence!

For Dental Bonding, Contact Your Fairfax, VA Cosmetic Dentist

Chipped front teeth are impossible to hide without intervention from your dentist. Talk to a team member to arrange your consultation, and don’t forget to ask about our VIP Smiles Program.

We proudly serve Fairfax, Centreville, Blevinstown, Annandale, George Mason, Legato, Burke, and Belleair.

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