Posts for tag: veneers

By Carlos Abreu, D.M.D. and Mahvassh Abreu, D.M.D.
August 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Cosmetic Dentistry AppointmentNo one wants a faded, chipped smile. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) says your smile tells people about your personality and makes that critical first impression. To correct troublesome dental flaws, your dentists in Washington, DC Dr. Carlos Abreu and Dr. Mahvassh Abreu, offer wonderful cosmetic treatments. Which one can improve your smile?

The consultation

Cosmetic dentistry remakes the shape, size and color of selected teeth. It also straightens teeth, improving their appearance and overall health. Some people need their gum tissue reshaped, revealing more tooth surface. Others desire complete smile makeovers, addressing missing teeth and other serious dental problems which affect both oral health and aesthetics.

What are your smile goals? Your Washington dentists ask you to consider how you would like to change the appearance of your smile. With this information and more garnered from a complete oral examination and digital X-rays, your dentist can suggest what services would help you look and feel your very best. Together, you'll agree to a plan suited to your vision of your best smile, your budget and your personal schedule.

Offered cosmetic treatments

Professional teeth whitening Your darkest, most discolored teeth may benefit from safe and effective teeth bleaching. Using powerful hydrogen peroxide, your dental team removes stains from deep within tooth enamel, leaving your smile several shades brighter in color.

Composite resin bonding This one-visit service repairs small dental defects such as gaps, cracks and more. Composite resin mixes glass particles with acrylic for a strong, smooth, shapeable bond which lasts many years.

Enamel contouring This easy treatment uses fine sandpaper and dental tools to sand down rough, chipped corners and uneven tooth length and to shape and prepare teeth for more extensive repairs.

Porcelain veneers These ceramic laminates cover the front of teeth flawed by big chips, stains, overcrowding and more. While not as invasive as porcelain crowns, veneers do require some enamel reduction to ensure a proper bond.

See your new smile

Other people will, too, when you show off your enhanced dental appearance created by Dr. Carlos Abreu and Dr. Mahvassh Abreu. To arrange a personalized consultation with one of our doctors, call the office at (202) 496-0891.

By Carlos Abreu, D.M.D. and Mahvassh Abreu, D.M.D.
January 06, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   veneers  
VivicasVeneerstheMakingofaHollywoodSmile

What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.

"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."

But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.

"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."

What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.

Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.

To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.

Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?

"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.

For more information about veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.



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