Washington, DC dentist Dr. Nishan Halim helps patients improve the oral health and aesthetics of their smiles. Although they may seem simply like a cosmetic problem, crooked or damaged teeth are more prone to bacteria entering the root canal or building up between teeth. Straightening misaligned teeth or protecting tooth damage with veneers or dental bonding are actually preventative treatments. Patients who receive teeth whitening treatments often feel motivated to maintain their smiles because they have such good results. Learn more about how cosmetic dental solutions benefit our patients below.
Request an appointment with Dr. Halim to brighten, straighten, or reinforce your smile with comfortable and durable dental solutions. You can also call Dr. Halim’s Washington, DC dental office to schedule a consultation today at 202.318.4113. During your first consultation with Dr. Halim, he will help you determine which cosmetic treatments can get the best results for a more balanced, healthier, and brighter smile.
Cosmetic Dental Care
Clear Invisalign aligners can gradually straighten misaligned and crooked teeth comfortably. Modern Invisalign treatment is a quick and comfortable alternative to metal braces. Traditional metal braces can irritate the gum tissue and often have an average treatment time that spans several years. Many patients can complete Invisalign treatment within twelve months. Patients who use Invisalign can also take clear aligners out to eat and brush their teeth, so there are no dietary restrictions. Invisalign aligners are also clear and less noticeable than metal braces.
Dental veneers can close gaps between teeth, cover damage and discoloration, and change the alignment and shape of teeth. A porcelain veneer is a thin shell that is applied to the front and sides of the tooth enamel. Dr. Halim uses high-quality porcelain ceramic so that the end result looks and feels like natural teeth. Porcelain veneers can also improve the appearance of crooked teeth and repair chipped and broken teeth for a more balanced smile. Veneers are a more permanent cosmetic solution, so if you want to whiten your teeth, you may want to consider the GLO whitening system that we offer. However, if you have more stubborn stains, porcelain veneers are a great option.
Tooth bonding treatment is a more economic alternative to porcelain veneers that can also be used to cover damaged or stained tooth enamel. Dental bonding may also benefit patients with slight tooth misalignment, cracked or chipped teeth, and gaps between teeth. This option is popular among patients who do not want a permanent restoration like dental veneers. With proper dental care, dental bonding material can last up to 10 years, although touch-up treatment is often recommended.
Professional tooth whitening treatment brightens stained, yellowed, and discolored teeth. Dr. Halim provides in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatment using the GLO teeth whitening system. This system uses a mouthguard filled with whitening gel that is cured with light. Both at-home and in-office teeth whitening treatment improves tooth health, brightens teeth, reverses the effects of aging on teeth, and can help patients improve their confidence.