Your Perfect Smile is Waiting!
Feeling good about your smile has a profoundly positive effect on your self-esteem and social interactions. When it comes to building your ideal smile, Dr. Elham Amini and her team have the skill and services you need to achieve the smile you crave.
Dr. Amini combines years of experience with innovative technology and an artistic eye to create a smile that’s unique and flattering to you. To find out what she can do for your smile, contact our office and schedule a cosmetic consultation today!
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What Does Cosmetic Dentistry Do?
We provide cosmetic dentistry to help patients feel happier and more confident about the way their smile looks. Many cosmetic treatments also address health issues at the same time, since a healthier smile is naturally more appealing.
Cosmetic Services We Provide
We provide a wide variety of cosmetic services designed to help our patients achieve their dream smile. These treatments include:
How Advanced Technology Improves Your Treatment
Dr. Amini is committed to delivering the best dental care possible for our patients. One of the ways we accomplish this is through innovative technology. From diagnosis to treatment, we rely on cutting-edge tools and techniques to help us improve patient care at every step.
Making Treatment Easier with Air Abrasion
Patients in need of fillings now have an alternative to the dental drill. Our office uses air abrasion to prepare teeth for cosmetic fillings. This tool uses high-pressure to propel tiny particles that gradually wear away decayed enamel. The treatment produces no vibrations and allows us to preserve more of your healthy enamel.
Laser Gum Treatment for Powerful Results
Whether treating gum disease or contouring the gum line, dental lasers help us make treatment more effective and comfortable than ever before. Dental lasers offer precise targeting, which makes treatment faster and preserves more of the surrounding tissue. It also eliminates bacteria and cauterizes the tissue, resulting in faster healing and less risk of infection.
Ask the dentist for more information about how your dental care might benefit from our laser treatments.
Teeth Whitening for Brilliant Results
Stained enamel can have a profound effect on your smile and self-esteem. Fortunately, teeth whitening provides a quick and effective way to lift stubborn stains and restore your enamel to its naturally vibrant shade.
With professional teeth whitening, you have the expertise of a dental professional ensuring that your results are notable and even across your entire smile. A single in-office session can whiten smiles by as much as seven shades, helping you achieve that perfect selfie smile.
Why Are My Teeth Yellow?
Certain substances leave trace stains on the enamel of your teeth. These gradually build up over years and conceal the true color of your enamel. The most common causes of dental staining are:
- Dark foods and drinks (coffee, black tea, red wine, dark berries)
- Acidic foods and drinks (soda, orange juice, tomato sauce, curry)
It’s also possible for teeth to change color from health problems or trauma. This discoloration happens in the deeper enamel layers and can’t be changed by whitening. To treat these situations, Dr. Amini may recommend alternative treatment like bonding or veneers.
How Teeth Whitening Works
Teeth whitening uses a specialized professional-strength bleaching gel to eliminate stains. We create customized whitening trays designed to fit perfectly over each tooth so that your whitening results are beautiful and even across your entire smile.
Teeth whitening can be done in the dental office, usually in a one-hour session. Patients with demanding schedules may elect a take-home whitening kit that allows them to whiten conveniently at home.
When is the Best Time to Whiten My Teeth?
There’s no bad time to whiten your teeth. Whitening before big events – such as a wedding, job interview, reunion, or graduation – will help you feel confident in your smile and help you enjoy the event even more.
The most important time to whiten, however, is before you have other cosmetic work done. Aesthetic restorations like crowns, fillings, bonding, and veneers are all color-matched to your teeth so they can blend into your smile. Once placed, they can’t be lightened. Making sure your smile is already as white as it can be will ensure that your restorations don’t look out of place in your vibrant smile.
Elevating Smiles with Dental Restorations
Oral health problems are often reflected in the way your smile looks, making it hard to smile confidently. While tooth decay and missing teeth were often treated with metallic restorations in the past, patients today have numerous options that let them revitalize their smile effectively and discreetly.
Tooth-Colored Composite Fillings
When a filling is needed, we provide composite fillings that blend artfully in with the rest of the teeth. These fillings are comprised of a composite resin, which offers numerous benefits.
The resin bonds to your enamel and can be fitted into small spaces, allowing us to preserve more of your natural enamel. It’s carefully matched to the shade of your tooth, making it difficult to even tell you have a filling.
Porcelain Crowns and Fixed Bridges
Porcelain restorations are considered the top of the line for their effectiveness and beauty. Porcelain mimics the shine and translucence of natural tooth enamel, allowing them to blend in with the rest of your smile. We provide porcelain crowns and fixed bridges for patients who need a tooth repaired or replaced.
Each restoration is carefully designed by the dentist and fashioned by a trusted dental lab, ensuring you receive the best and most natural results.
Dentures for Effective Tooth Replacement
When you have multiple missing teeth, dentures provide a functional and aesthetic replacement. We use top-quality materials to create dentures that fit comfortably and look more natural than ever.
What are the Benefits of Implant-Supported Restorations?
Dental implants allow us to replace the entire tooth, from root to crown. This stabilizes the restoration, keeps your remaining teeth from drifting, and preserves your jaw bone and youthful facial structure.
Implants consist of a titanium implant placed into and fused with the jaw bone, granting permanent stability. The implant is topped with a porcelain restoration and can replace any number of teeth, even supporting an entire dental arch on a few well-placed implants.
Smile Transformation with Veneers
If your smile is healthy, but still faces cosmetic issues, veneers are an excellent solution. Thin porcelain shells designed to look like natural teeth are placed over the front surfaces of your most prominent teeth, concealing dental imperfections behind them.
Veneers can cover various aesthetic issues, including:
- Chipped teeth
- Minor misalignments
- Worn enamel
Are Lumineers® Right for My Smile?
The slimmer cousin to veneers, Lumineers require little-to-no preparation of the tooth to place them. Many patients appreciate that less prep work means they can be placed more quickly and preserve more of your enamel.
Their thinness also makes them more fragile, and may not entirely conceal discolorations. Patients who are known to grind their teeth, or who have severe discoloration, may be advised to consider veneers over Lumineers. If you are unsure which type is best for you, be sure to discuss it with Dr. Amini during your next visit.
Bonding, Veneers, or Crowns: Which are Better for Me?
When it comes to correcting cosmetic concerns, you have multiple options to choose from. This helps us to tailor treatments to our patients, but it can also seem confusing if you’re trying to decide between two or three different options.
Each treatment comes with its own benefits and drawbacks to consider, so knowing more about each one can help you to feel more confident in making a decision for your smile.
- Can be molded to fit your teeth
- Typically done in just one visit
- Only requires minor preparation of the tooth
- Sometimes covered by insurance
- Less durable than veneers or crowns
- Ideal placement: Front top or bottom teeth
- Conceals multiple cosmetic issues
- Some treatment of the tooth needed for placement
- More durable than bonding, but less than crowns
- Unlikely to be covered by dental insurance
- Ideal placement: Upper front 6-8 teeth
- Strong and durable enough for any tooth
- Provides protection and aesthetic enhancement
- Can completely reshape teeth
- Likely covered by insurance
- Major reshaping of the tooth needed for placement
- Ideal placement: Any tooth
How Can We Help You Smile?
At our dental office, Dr. Amini and her team are passionate about helping patients across Olney discover their very best smile. Whether you need simple whitening or a complete smile makeover, we offer the exceptional service you expect.
Ready to take the first step toward your ideal smile? Contact our office and schedule your visit today!
CALL US: (301) 570-2100 REQUEST APPOINTMENT