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Cosmetic Dentist – Falls Church, VA

It’s Possible to Achieve Your Ideal Smile

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While helping you maintain excellent oral health is our top priority here at Purple Plum Dentistry, Dr. Kiani also understands how important it is to feel confident and self-assured regarding your smile’s appearance. After all, it’s what most people first notice when meeting someone! That’s why our comprehensive menu of services features several excellent cosmetic dentistry options that can overcome even the most frustrating flaws with dazzling, long-lasting improvements. During a consultation, our team will be happy to help you determine the best smile makeover plan for your unique goals and preferences. Please contact us today in Falls Church, VA to get started.

Invisalign® Clear Braces

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The right orthodontic treatment can do much more than help your smile become more attractive – it can also improve biting strength, oral hygiene, and general health. Invisalign clear braces are an excellent option for patients who are not interested in metal braces but would still like to achieve noticeably straighter teeth and all the benefits that come with them.

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Porcelain Veneers

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If you’d like to transform the appearance of several teeth at once, porcelain veneers can accomplish this goal in just a couple of short appointments. These customized dental “shells” are designed to seamlessly cover the visible surfaces of your smile, providing a flawless replacement that still allows for all of the oral function that patients need.

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All-Ceramic Dental Restorations

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At Purple Plum Dentistry, patients don’t have to worry about having their restorative concerns addressed with dark-colored metals as a default. Instead, our all-ceramic crowns, inlays, onlays, and other restorations provide the perfect marriage of reliable durability and cosmetic benefit. These materials are second to none in quality and non-allergenic as well for the most comfortable fit possible. They are so similar to natural tooth enamel that they even reflect light in the same way.

Dental Bonding

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Direct bonding is a quick and popular method for enhancing the aesthetics of your teeth in only one appointment. The procedure itself is simple – Dr. Kiani will apply tooth-colored composite resin (the same material we use to repair teeth damaged by cavities) to the flaw in question and carefully sculpt it into place so that it appears like a natural extension of the original structure. Once our curing light has hardened it into place, the improvements can last for up to 10 years or even longer. Typically, we recommend this type of conservative procedure for minor cosmetic concerns, such as small gaps between teeth or thin cracks in the enamel.

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Teeth Whitening

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Over time, it’s likely that most patients will notice some discoloration, staining, or general dullness in their smile. Thankfully, these effects don’t have to be permanent with professional-strength ZOOM! teeth whitening. Dr. Kiani offers in-office whitening for dramatic improvements in just one appointment, as well as take-home kits for a more gradual and convenient treatment process. Through either method, patients can expect to brighten their enamel by six to ten shades.

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Gum Recontouring

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Do you feel like too much your gums show when you smile? Do your teeth seem overly short or stubby? These are common aesthetic concerns that are likely caused by an overabundance of soft oral tissue. Our periodontist offers aesthetic gum recontouring, which will conservatively reshape the resting gum line and create a more pleasing frame for your teeth. By revealing dental structure that was once hidden, your smile’s full beauty can flourish at last.

Smile Makeovers

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Are there numerous things you want to change about your smile? Whether you have discoloration, misalignment, or chipped teeth, there is a solution! A smile makeover could be the treatment you’ve been looking for. With a completely customized treatment plan, we can transform your smile with a combination of different procedures. This way, you can improve the function and appearance of your pearly whites!

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Preview Smile

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Pursuing the smile makeover of your dreams can be an exciting, if nerve-wracking time. You may be worried that after so many appointments and transformative procedures, you may end up not liking the finished result you see in the mirror. At Purple Plum Dentistry, Dr. Kiani wants to put your mind at ease by allowing you to view your smile before the treatment even begins. All she needs are models of your teeth, that she can manipulate prior to any work being doen, to reflect improvements from a wide variety of our cosmetic procedures, including porcelain veneers, gum recontouring, and more. By essentially seeing a sneak preview into the future, you can proceed with your chosen treatment plan confidently.

Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Considering it is not covered by dental insurance in most cases, it’s understandable you might be concerned about the cost of cosmetic dentistry. The good news is our team at Purple Plum Dentistry will be happy to make sure you are aware of all the financial considerations so you can make the best decisions for your smile and your wallet. The price points of cosmetic services vary, and no one can put a price on the confidence boost you’ll gain from a grin upgrade.

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Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?

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Generally, when a person is interested in cosmetic dentistry, they seek some combination of whiter teeth, straighter teeth, or an alteration to the size or shape of their teeth. Our dentist can help you explore potential options, such as:

  • Dental Bonding – This is an excellent option to make small changes, cover flaws, or reshape a tooth that may be chipped or otherwise damaged. While it doesn’t last as long as some other treatments, it is generally the most cost-effective.
  • Teeth Whitening – A midrange treatment regarding cost, it is relatively fast and excellent for patients seeking a brighter smile. It cannot help to improve tooth shape or position.
  • Veneers – The most expensive option but can transform a person’s smile in a couple of appointments. The longest-lasting option with proper care so it can save time and money in the long run.
  • Invisalign – The go-to option when patients seek to correct gaps in their smile or misalignment. It can improve your appearance and oral health but is on the higher end for cost and time invested.
  • Smile Makeover – When you are interested in combining multiple services. The most expensive option but also the most comprehensive way to make significant improvements in the best-possible timeframe.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making

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You may find yourself thinking about how cosmetic dentistry is a big financial commitment, but it’s also important to look at it as an investment that will pay off as time goes on. If you feel self-conscious about your grin, consider how improving it could provide an injection of confidence that spurs progress in your relationships, social life, professional achievements, and quality of life in general!

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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Although dental care strictly aimed at improving appearance is not covered by dental insurance, we do have multiple avenues to help make cosmetic treatments more affordable for you:

  • Membership Plan – Our in-house membership plan functions similarly to insurance while eliminating many of the common frustrations and restrictions you’re familiar with. You just pay a flat fee with no strings attached to access free preventive care, valuable discounts, and more.
  • CareCredit Financing – Enjoy third-party financing with multiple lengths of affordable payment plans, all with little-to-no interest.

To learn more about cosmetic treatments and their financial details, you can schedule a cosmetic consultation. We can devise a plan to help you get a smile upgrade without breaking the bank.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Now you know a little more about all the different cosmetic dentistry treatments available to help you achieve your smile goals. If you are interested in learning more about the topic or would like to do a bit more research before reaching out to our team, we’re here to help. Below, you will find the answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions we get from patients. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for or would simply prefer to speak directly with our cosmetic dentist in Falls Church, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment Take?

The answer to this question really depends on the service you are interested in. For instance, an in-office teeth whitening treatment can lift stubborn stains and discoloration in as little as one hour. On the other hand, a complete smile makeover with veneers requires multiple appointments, which are spread out over the course of a few weeks. Additionally, addressing crowded or gapped teeth with Invisalign can take 12 to 18 months. So, you can see how the treatment timeline varies. If you have a specific event or milestone celebration rapidly approaching, don’t hesitate to let us know so we can ensure your new and improved smile is picture-perfect by then.

Will My Dental Insurance Cover Cosmetic Dentistry?

Since cosmetic treatments aren’t considered medically necessary, they typically aren’t covered by dental insurance carriers. However, since some services address both the aesthetic and function of your teeth (like all-ceramic dental crowns), it is always a good idea to double-check the fine print on your plan. If you need any assistance handling the paperwork, don’t hesitate to ask our team for assistance. Otherwise, we are more than happy to help you with other financial options, like joining our in-house membership plan or applying to CareCredit to break up the cost into manageable monthly chunks.

How Much Does Cosmetic Dentistry Cost?

The service you are interested in and how many teeth you are treating are just a few of the factors that play a role in the total cost of your smile makeover. The best way to find out the exact price to achieve your unique smile goals is to schedule an initial consultation with our dentist in Falls Church. Next, we can get to know you, learn about the dental flaws you are looking to address, and ensure you are a candidate. From there, we can create a custom treatment plan and discuss the financial component of your care. Thanks to the options mentioned above, we can go the extra mile to make your dream smile a reality without breaking the bank.

Am I A Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?

If your confidence has dipped due to imperfections in your smile or you glance in the mirror and immediately notice flawed teeth, then you may be a candidate! The next step is to schedule an initial consultation with our team. Once we conduct a comprehensive oral exam, we can confirm if you are a candidate. If a dental issue, like severe decay or gum disease, stands in your way initially, we can work the appropriate restorative care into your treatment plan. That way, you can safely get the beautiful smile you deserve.