Let us help you bring back your ultimate smile with our restorative dental care services. To create your ultimate smile for life, your dental care may involve many different options. Procedures and materials are selected with your optimum result in mind. If you’ve experienced dental problems such as decayed, missing, broken, discolored, worn or cracked teeth, we are able to restore beauty and function to your smile. We include your desires, proven dental techniques, and materials to give you that smile you’ve longed for.
At District Cosmetic Dentistry, we provide preventative dental care for patients throughout the DC area and invite you to schedule a dental exam today. We know that if you have your teeth cleaned on a regular basis, you can decrease your risk of getting cavities or experiencing gum disease. Overall, taking the time to have your teeth cleaned can prevent general discomfort and even tooth loss. If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, now is the time to schedule an exam so that you can prevent many common oral health issues that can negatively impact your quality of life.
Endodontic Treatment (Root Canal Therapy)
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form. This is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges. Dr. Alex specializes in endodontic treatment for patients in the Washington D.C. area.
Microscope Assisted Endodontics
Micro-endodontics involves using a microscope, which allows us to see more detail than we would be able to with the naked eye. A few of the key reasons for choosing microscope-assisted endodontics include:
Improved Accuracy – The dentist will be able to be to make cleaner and more accurate incisions by using smaller instruments during the procedure.
Minimized incisions – With increased accuracy during the procedure, the surrounding soft tissues in the mouth are less likely to be affected. This will allow for faster healing times and reduce the chances of needing secondary procedures.
Easier Access – By using the microscope, dentists are able to access areas that are more challenging to reach. Better visualization of the infected area prevents complications.
Spotting a Fourth Canal – During a traditional root canal, the dentist could easily miss a fourth canal that some teeth have. If this happens, the infection can continue to spread into the bone. By using a microscope, the dentist can spot any hidden canals and clear the infection completely to save the tooth.
Dissatisfaction with your smile can have a profound impact on nearly every area of your life. If you are prone to hiding your smile or feel uncomfortable with the appearance of your teeth, your job prospects may suffer, your personal and social life may be stunted, and your general satisfaction may be diminished. But you don’t have to live like that. With porcelain veneers, you can have a smile that lets you feel your most confident, attractive and self-assured. What’s more, the veneers we offer are durable, beautiful and capable of addressing myriad cosmetic dental problems to produce a smile you will be proud to show the world.
Crowns and Bridges
In addition to strengthening a damaged tooth, bridges and crowns can be used to improve a tooth’s appearance, shape, alignment and dental occlusion (bite). Gaps left by missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift, which can result in a bad bite. Bridges and crowns help prevent this from happening.
Dental implants are the gold standard of care today for replacing missing teeth because of their many benefits. They provide the opportunity for having a “fixed” prosthetic tooth, bridge, or denture that is immobile and does not have to be removed to be cleaned. This is more functionally stable and comfortable. So comfortable, in fact, that you may come to think of your prosthetic teeth as your own natural ones. Dental implants also restore fully functional chewing, digestion, and speech. Denture slipping and discomfort are eliminated. You will be able to eat all the foods you enjoy. You will be able to drink all day long without fear of loosening your denture.
Natural teeth are ideal for biting, chewing and maintaining mouth and jawbone structure, which is why a dentist’s first priority is to help restore, save and repair your natural teeth. However, sometimes a tooth extraction is unavoidable. Our practice will make sure you’re comfortable before, during, and after your extraction procedure. This includes walking you through every step of the tooth extraction, as well as the use of local anesthetics.
Invisalign is an orthodontic system that uses clear aligners that slip directly over your teeth. Our Invisalign clear braces for adults are an excellent alternative option for patients who want to straighten their teeth without traditional braces that use wire or metal. Invisalign braces are invisible. Each aligner is made with a clear plastic that blends in and looks virtually indistinguishable against your natural teeth. Invisalign clear braces are also removable, brushing and flossing are easier, and you can still enjoy all the foods you love. Invisalign clear braces can take a shorter time to straighten teeth.
Partial / Full Denture
Adult tooth loss is an oral health problem that can have life-altering effects.
Missing teeth change the structure of your mouth and make you look older, which undermines your self-confidence. They also interfere with your ability to eat and chew with ease. Dentures offer improved function and esthetics by replacing teeth that have been lost or damaged beyond repair. Updated dentures placed at District Cosmetic Dental address the signs of aging and return your smile to its former strength and beauty.