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Four Ways a Cosmetic Dentist Improves Your Smile

Northern Virginia, including Arlington, Tysons Corner, Alexandria, Fairfax, and McLean, Virginia

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Everyone wants a bright, beautiful smile. It’s the first thing we notice when we meet a new face. But if time, trauma, or tooth decay have taken their toll on your smile, it’s time to discover how a cosmetic dentist can improve your smile and restore your self confidence. To learn more, please contact our Northern Virginia cosmetic dentist today at 703.448.1020 to arrange a smile consultation with Galleria Dental Aesthetics.

Modern cosmetic dentistry offers patients an unparalleled selection of treatments that address a wide range of conditions. Here are four ways that a skilled dentist can dramatically improve your smile.


One of the simplest and most immediately effective ways to improve your smile is to restore your teeth to their naturally bright, white color. While over-the-counter whitening products remain popular among consumers, they’re no match for our in-office and at-home professional professional tooth whitening services.

For patients looking for a more permanent solution to tooth discoloration, porcelain veneers may be just the thing. Veneers are thin wafers of dental-grade porcelain that we bond to your teeth in our office. They won’t change the structure of your teeth, but they can hide stains. Perhaps most importantly, they can be shaded to match your natural tooth color, so nobody will know they’re not your real teeth.


If you suffer from crooked teeth, perhaps you’re afraid that straightening them means years of living with wire braces. If so, think again. With the latest state-of-the-art alignment options, our cosmetic dentist can straighten out your smile far more comfortably than you might think.

Invisalign® is an excellent option for on-the-go individuals who wish to sport a straighter smile. A series of virtually invisible straighteners is custom built for your unique teeth. You swap out for a new straightener every couple of weeks, and in about a year, your teeth are in their new positions. And Invisalign® can be removed for oral hygiene and to eat.


Misshapen teeth, cracked teeth, and unsightly gaps can cause one to feel embarrassed even if the teeth are otherwise functionally sound. Tooth bonding offers an excellent option to patients who desire relief from chips, cracks, and minor cosmetic blemishes. A special epoxy is formulated, and a skillful cosmetic dentist artfully applies it and shapes it to your teeth, filling cracks, repairing chips, and reducing gaps.


In some cases, the very structural integrity of your smile may be in danger. In these situations, we highly recommend dental implants, which fully restore your smile. Implants become a physical part of your jaw and function just like real teeth. With proper care, they’ll last a lifetime.

Patients who aren’t good candidates for dental implants may consider crowns to repair badly damaged teeth. A crown is essentially a cap that protects the damaged tooth within. If the tooth is completely missing, then a dental bridges may be recommended. A bridge fills the gap of a missing tooth and relies on adjacent teeth for structural integrity.

Today’s cosmetic dentistry options offer something for everyone. To schedule an appointment with one of our Northern Virginia cosmetic dentists, please contact Galleria Dental Aesthetics today at 703.448.1020.

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