Front Royal Dental Care
Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Front Royal, VA
Cosmetic dentistry at Front Royal Dental Care in Front Royal, Virginia, offers patients a wide range of ways to improve the appearance of their smile. Some of the many options to enhance the look of the smile include crowns, veneers, bridges, Invisalign for teeth straightening, tooth whitening, dental implants, and much more. Call Front Royal Dental Care for your appointment with Dr. Frederick Broadhead.
Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A
How does the teeth whitening process work?
Front Royal Dental Care offers a popular teeth whitening system that allows for dramatic whitening at home.
During your first visit, Dr. Broadhead will make impressions of the teeth, which will then be sent to a dental lab for fabrication. The dental lab will create custom-fitted plastic trays for the teeth whitening system.
During your next visit, you will try on the trays, and Dr. Broadhead can adjust the fit if needed.
You will then take the trays and the whitening solution home to start the teeth whitening process. The teeth whitening trays are typically worn twice a day for half an hour at a time. If you need more intense whitening the trays may be worn overnight, but only if you’re instructed to do so by Dr. Broadhead.
What are veneers?
Veneers are a way to conceal the front of damaged, worn, or discolored teeth. They can also be used to reshape the tooth or even to conceal gaps between the teeth.
Veneers are made from ultra-thin pieces of porcelain and are custom made to fit perfectly atop the natural tooth. These sheets of porcelain are bonded to the teeth using dental cement.
Veneers can create an impressive change in the smile for nearly anyone who has healthy natural teeth to act as support for the veneers.
What are crowns?
Like veneers, crowns are usually made of porcelain and are used to cover damaged, worn, or discolored teeth. However, crowns cover the entire tooth while veneers cover only the front of the teeth. Crowns add a great deal of strength and durability to teeth as well as creating an attractive and unblemished appearance. Crowns can be used to:
- Cover broken teeth
- Cover decayed teeth
- Cover discolored teeth
- Cover large fillings
Procera crowns are a special type of ceramic crown offered by Front Royal Dental Care. These crowns offer aesthetic benefits as well as very quick and easy installation.
What are composite fillings?
Composite fillings are tooth colored fillings. This type of filling is a popular choice because it allows for the correction of dental problems without marring the smile in any way. Composite fillings can repair tooth decay, cracked teeth, and fractured teeth.