Cosmetic Dentistry in Washington, DC

With our experience in cosmetic dentistry, we make it possible for our patients to have the beautiful smile they have always wanted using a variety of modern dental techniques. Dr. Hines is committed to high-quality patient care and works to ensure that patients are comfortable during their procedures and delighted with the results. This makes Premier Dental Care the provider of choice for patients throughout the District of Columbia area.

Dr. Hines takes the time to get to know each patient and how they envision their perfect smile. Some want to correct a problem with how a particular tooth, or teeth, appears. Others are embarrassed by severe stains, crooked, damaged teeth, and gaps. But thanks to modern dental techniques, Dr. Hines can help all patients throughout Washington, DC, experience stunning (and painless!) smile transformations. So say goodbye to the days of living with a smile that you don’t love.

One thing we hear from older patients is that they feel like it’s too late to improve their smile– this couldn’t be further from the truth! Seniors throughout the 20012 area who come to see us are delighted to learn about all the ways to restore their damaged teeth and replace missing ones. While it’s true that options for replacing missing teeth were scarce in the past, cosmetic dentistry has opened the door to solutions that are permanent, durable, and natural looking. To find out what procedures will work best for you, call (202) 723-2400 and schedule a consultation.

What makes a beautiful smile?

Here are the most common cosmetic dental treatments, according to the American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry:

  • Teeth Whitening — The most common cosmetic dental procedure for lightening (bleaching) teeth.
  • Dental Veneers — Thin, custom-made shells designed for closing gaps or disguising stained teeth that don’t respond well to whitening treatments.
  • Dental Bonding — One option for fixing a broken tooth, chipped tooth or cracked teeth.
  • Dental Implants — Considered by some to be more attractive than dentures for replacing missing teeth.

Did You Know?

A new study shows that a great smile can make you 20% more attractive, and that people with beautiful smiles make, on average, 12% more money each year.
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The Truth About Cosmetic Dentistry

Some people hear the word cosmetic and assume that Dr. Hines only treats people that are looking to create a Hollywood smile. And it is true that most Hollywood stars have used cosmetic dental procedures to improve their smile. But the truth is that these procedures accomplish far more than creating a stunning appearance.

Beyond basic cosmetic procedures aimed at changing a person’s appearance, cosmetic dental procedures can restore the functionality of teeth and the self-confidence of our patients. For example, people throughout the District of Columbia visit Premier Dental Care after they have damaged a tooth in an accident. Another common reason to visit a dentist is a sports accident — the American Dental Association reports that the majority of adults who damage their teeth do so while playing sports. That means anyone can have a tooth break or chip at any time, regardless of how careful they are. Car wrecks, slip and fall accidents, and workplace injuries are other ways that teeth can become damaged, and when they do, it is important to visit a dentist who understands how to restore teeth in a natural way.

How to Choose a Cosmetic Dentist

Cheaper doesn’t always equal better, so don’t let cosmetic dental prices guide your choice in a dentist. Be sure to look at a cosmetic dentist’s book of “before and after” photos; inquire about his or her participation in continuing education courses, and ask for references.

Washington, District of Columbia Cosmetic Dentist

The sign of a talented cosmetic dentist is when no one knows you saw one. Dr. Hines has a reputation for completing restorations in a way that makes teeth appear so natural that no one can tell there was ever anything wrong with them, which can be a lifesaver for people who want to live an active lifestyle and maintain the appearance they had prior to damaging their teeth. If you have damaged your tooth, call (202) 723-2400 to schedule an appointment right away — especially if you have had a tooth fall out and want to save it. The faster you can come into our dental office, the more options you will have for restoring the damage.

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Preventative Care in Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry has also improved preventative care and how people are treated overall. With so many advances in modern dental technology, we have many ways to improve the patient experience. Some new techniques involve using a laser (vs. metal tools) and keeping patients comfortable and relaxed using gentle sedation. By identifying ways to improve the experience of every patient in the 20012 area, Dr. Hines and the staff at Premier Dental Care continue to make visiting the dentist easier and more enjoyable. From painless teeth cleanings to performing major dental work in comfort, we make the compassionate care of our patients our top priority.

While cosmetic dentistry is typically viewed as a way to create a beautiful and perfect smile, it can also provide patients with important preventative care. Taking the time to educate patients about what they can do at home to stay in good oral health can help reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease in patients throughout the 20012 area. Sometimes, taking these few extra minutes can make a positive impact on our patients’ oral health. And when patients do need our help, we can offer esthetic options for filling cavities that keep their smile beautiful.

More than 70 percent of U.S. adults experience some form of tooth loss, which makes preventative care that much more important. And as an experienced dentist, Dr. Hines understands that when patients have healthy teeth, their teeth will be less likely to become damaged or fall out. That’s why we recommend that patients throughout the District of Columbia schedule an appointment with our local Washington office to have their teeth cleaned at least twice a year.

Tetracycline (antibiotic) staining, excessive fluoride and old fillings are just a few reasons why teeth appear dark. During these regular appointments, we can also remove surface stains, bacteria, and plaque that like to hide in hard to reach places. We can also look for signs of gum disease and cavities so that if any are present, they can be treated right away. Keeping teeth healthy is important because healthy teeth are strong teeth, and strong teeth are at less of a risk for falling out.

If you are looking for a cosmetic dentist in Washington DC, schedule an appointment to visit Dr. Hines. You will be delighted with the level of patient care that you receive along with the stunning results. You can schedule an appointment by calling Premier Dental Care at (202) 723-2400.

Washinton DC - Cosmetic Dental FAQs

Q: I don’t like my teeth or my smile – what can I do?
A: A wide variety of options are available to improve tooth function and the appearance of your smile. Just schedule a consultation with us so we can determine what’s best for you.

Q: How much does it cost to get a great smile?
A: Improving a smile can require a combination of treatment options, such as bleaching, reshaping gums, and using bonded materials (resin or porcelain) to improve the appearance of the teeth. Like most services, cost varies based on the amount of time required and the difficulty of the procedure(s). A great way to start is by having a consultation with our dentist to determine how you can reach your goals

Q: I have dental insurance. Will it pay for my new smile?
A: Most dental insurance plans have very low total benefits per year. They may offset the cost for regular checkups, but probably won’t pay toward cosmetic services. We will work to maximize your benefits and give you suggestions for alternative methods of financing so you can obtain the treatment of choice. Learn more about dental insurance and financing.

Q: What are some benefits of cosmetic dentistry?
A: A great smile can improve your self-confidence, which can have a positive impact on the social and professional aspects of your life. Cosmetic dentistry is not just about pretty smiles though. New techniques and material can be used to treat both your back teeth and as those seen when you smile.

Q: How many office visits will it take to fix my teeth and improve my smile?
A: This answer depends on your needs. Sometimes, you can dramatically improve your oral health and appearance in just a couple of visits. For more complex treatments, it can take longer. Discussing your goals and concerns is the first step to developing a plan for your individual situation. If you start today, a new smile can be yours sooner than you think.

Q: What will my new smile look like?
A: Dr. Hines will help you choose your perfect look. Photographs (a process called cosmetic imaging) and models can show you what to expect. And sometimes, trial materials can be placed directly on your teeth to help you visualize the change. Whatever plan you choose, a smile enhancement can be made to look both dramatic and natural.

Q: Is my new smile permanent?
A: With good home care and regular visits, modern materials can last for many years — possibly decades. Like most things, excellent maintenance will extend the life of your dental restorations.

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