Cosmetic dentistry is a dental service that is used to improve the look, function, and health of teeth. Dr. Matthew Gerald helps patients with stained, chipped, crooked, and damaged teeth receive the smile of their dreams. Improving the aesthetics of the smile can also be the drive a patient needs in order to maintain the health of their teeth and gums. Patients who receive brighter and more balanced smiles are more likely to visit the dentist on a regular basis as well as continue to care for their oral hygiene at home.
Dr. Gerald closely looks at each patient’s mouth to find the best cosmetic dental solution for their particular needs. He also notes each patient’s goals, budget, and dental history. Knowing the needs of each patient allows Dr. Gerald to provide custom oral health treatment.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Vienna, VA
Learn more about how our cosmetic procedures can address minor to major aesthetic problems:
Our porcelain veneers can cover dark, chipped, cracked, or shortened teeth. Made of thin shells of porcelain ceramic, our dental veneers create a brighter and more uniform smile. Porcelain veneers are also a longer-lasting treatment than other cosmetic options such as dental bonding. We can also color-match dental veneers so they blend in with real teeth or appear brighter than the enamel base.
Tooth bonding uses a biocompatible material that is shaped and molded onto areas of tooth damage or discoloration. Dental bonding is a good option for patients with minor tooth damage. Because treatment with dental bonding is quick and simple, it is ideal for patients who are new to cosmetic treatment. The only downside to bonding is that it does not last as long as veneers.
Professional teeth whitening treatment is a quick and efficient way to brighten the look of your smile in our dental office. Our team always makes sure that whitening treatment is comfortable for our patients. Because we use high-quality bleaching agents to whiten the tooth enamel, they can brighten the teeth by multiple shades. Teeth whitening treatment is a great option for patients who are going to special events such as birthdays, weddings, and graduations.
Cosmetic Dental FAQs
Want to know more about cosmetic dentistry? Read the answers to commonly asked questions about these treatments below:
How does dental bonding compare to porcelain veneers?
Although tooth bonding and veneers can treat the same dental problems, they differ in treatment time, preparation, and longevity. Porcelain veneers offer a stain-free and longer-lasting treatment. However, dental bonding is a more economical and quicker treatment. Dental bonding is best for minor concerns, while veneers can cover a more extensive area of damage.
Will dental insurance cover cosmetic dental care?
Cosmetic dental treatments are not typically covered by dental insurance. This is because insurance providers choose to cover treatments that they deem necessary for good oral health. However, we will work with you to help maximize your insurance benefits.
How can I whiten teeth if I have deep stains?
Patients who have deep tooth stains that are resistant to teeth whitening treatment can receive dental bonding or porcelain veneers. These cosmetic treatments cover the tooth enamel with materials that are color-matched to natural teeth. Using a biocompatible material or shells of porcelain ceramic, we can brighten single stained teeth or your whole smile.
Are you looking for a cosmetic dentist in Vienna, Virginia? Call Dr. Gerald and his professional staff for dental care today at (703) 721-4796. You can also schedule a dental appointment online with Dr. Gerald or a member of his dental team. Finally, Dr. Gerald serves patients from Falls Church, Oakton, Fairfax, and Northern Virginia.