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Cosmetic Dentistry services offered in Washington, DC

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, cosmetic dentistry offers numerous solutions. These advanced treatments are among the services available through the care of Walter J Grace, DDS, in Washington, DC. When you’re ready to learn more, call the office to set up a visit, or spend a few moments on the online booking page.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is an area of dental practice focused on improving the appearance of your smile. That said, there are multiple treatments that not only have aesthetic benefits but also work to protect or restore your smile.

A growing body of research supports the concept that looking your best helps you feel your best. Cosmetic dentistry can improve the way you feel about your smile, and that confidence can factor into each and every interaction, whether in social settings or at work. 

Some examples of cosmetic treatments include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Invisalign®
  • Porcelain crowns
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Bonding
  • Dental implants

Even dental bridges and dentures can be considered cosmetic, as they help to boost both your smile and your confidence.

How do I know which cosmetic dentistry treatments are right for me?

When it comes to choosing a cosmetic dentistry treatment, the sheer volume of options can feel overwhelming. That’s why Dr. Grace takes the time to sit down with you to discuss your specific goals.

A thorough dental exam and imaging give Dr. Grace the information needed to guide your cosmetic treatment planning. He can advise you on which options deliver the greatest improvement for your investment.

Your treatment plan depends on what you hope to achieve with cosmetic dentistry. In some cases, Invisalign and teeth whitening are all that’s needed to bring out the best in a smile. For others, a set of custom porcelain veneers can address numerous cosmetic concerns, transforming your smile in just a few visits. 

What do I need to do to prepare for cosmetic dentistry?

Perhaps the most important step is to go into the process with a clear understanding of what to expect in terms of outcomes. There are numerous treatments that deliver impressive results, but there are also limitations to what can be accomplished using various techniques. 

If you have untreated dental decay or gum disease, you may need to complete treatment for those issues prior to moving forward with cosmetic treatments. Dr. Grace will advise you on the treatment plan and timing for each step of the process.

If you’d like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry options, schedule an appointment online today. You are also welcome to call to speak with a member of the administrative staff regarding appointment availability.