Our teeth are an important feature in contributing to whom we are. They are of course vital when it comes to eating, but they also play a big role in helping us to communicate. Our smile is a very under-appreciated asset and certainly can be an appealing attribute in your day to day life, personally, socially, and professionally.

Many individuals who suffer from discolored, damaged, or missing teeth feel embarrassed about their smile, often becoming self-conscious and less social to avoid judgment. If you feel this might be happening to you call the professionals at Cherrydale. There might be a life-changing cosmetic dental procedure for you to improve your teeth and then to also return your confidence in your smile.

Patience is indeed a virtue. Every single member of our staff believes this. We pride ourselves in working with every member of the family, from infant to teenager to mom and dad to grandparents. We enjoy watching a patient grow and mature, remaining a Cherrydale patient. If you have any questions at all regarding cosmetic dentistry, simply call Cherrydale Family Dental at 703-243-8288. You can find us at 4399 Old Dominion Drive, Arlington, VA, 22312.



What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on restoring unsightly or missing teeth back to their natural looking, aesthetically pleasing condition. Cosmetic dentists can fulfill this goal by considering one of several different procedures that might be appropriate for your unique treatment plan. The Cherrydale cosmetic dentists will focus on preserving as much of your natural teeth as possible, to achieve an authentic looking repair, while maintaining or improving your surrounding bone and gum tissue.

Why Would You Consider Cosmetic Dentistry?

If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry, it is usually because there are areas in your smile you wish to improve. Some possible reasons for getting cosmetic dentistry might include:

  • If you have broken or cracked teeth
  • You are missing a tooth or teeth
  • You have misshapen or disproportionately sized teeth
  • Your teeth are discolored or stained
  • You have overcrowded or crooked teeth
  • There are unwanted gaps or spacing with your teeth

What Procedures Are Offered at Cherrydale?

Depending on your needs, there are several restoration options for your teeth that can enhance or improve the appearance of your smile. Some of the options include:

  • Dental Bonding
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • Veneers
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Bridges
  • Root Canals
  • Lumineers (no-prep veneers)
  • Tooth Contouring/Reshaping

Choosing a possible restoration procedure that will be appropriate to meet your goals and dental concerns is best decided with some professional guidance. Making a consultation evaluation with Cherrydale Family Dental to create a personal treatment plan and to discuss your possible restoration options is the best way to begin to see if cosmetic dentistry is right for your smile.

How Long Will It Take?

Each cosmetic dental procedure will vary in length of time. If you require multiple restoration steps, the process of achieving a radiant smile will take longer. With the advanced dental technology available to us today, the process of completing most cosmetic procedures continues to become more efficient.

For example, tooth replacement used to take weeks and months to successfully complete. Now we can replace a tooth safely and effectively within one day! Your teeth, gums and smile are as unique to you as your fingerprints, so all cosmetic procedures will be equally as unique as you improve your smile.

What Benefits Can Be Expected from Cosmetic Dentistry?

Our patients who have undergone cosmetic dental procedures will agree- there are valuable benefits to achieving an aesthetically pleasing smile. Some of the more popular advantages of cosmetic dentistry include:

  • Natural looking teeth
  • Increased function of teeth
  • Correction and balance of bite
  • Decreased risk of decay and infection
  • Increased strength of the teeth and bones
  • Decreased wear and tear on teeth
  • Protection of existing teeth

In addition to these oral health benefits, your self-confidence and your self-esteem increases dramatically when you realize you no longer need to hide your smile!

Which Procedure is Right For You?

There are a several factors to consider when considering cosmetic dentistry. Not all procedures will be appropriate for you, and you may have severe dental concerns that eliminate specific treatment from the onset. Before we begin any cosmetic dentistry, we will evaluate the health and integrity of the jawbone, your teeth, and your gums.

At your evaluation consultation you can expect us to complete several examinations to evaluate your mouth in its current state. These exams could include:

  • Comprehensive Oral Exam
  • X-rays (types ranging depending on need)
  • Impressions
  • Bite Analysis & TMJ Analysis
  • Radiographs
  • Periodontal (gum) and oral cancer exam

After these required exams are completed, we will create a personal cosmetic treatment plan perfect for achieving your desired smile.

How Much Does Cosmetic Dentistry Cost?

Cosmetic dentistry is becoming more of a necessary dental procedure versus an optional elective process. Procedures that focus on returning the proper functionality to the oral cavity are critical to preventing further infection or wear and tear on existing healthy teeth. The cost of cosmetic dentistry will be determined by the number of procedures, the severity of the condition, the materials used, and the insurance coverage applied based on your dental plan.

Contact your dental insurance company before your consultation to understand your options. Make sure to bring this information to your appointment to review with us prior to determining a treatment plan. We also offer Care Credit, so chatting with our financial coordinator to assess your options is another helpful step to obtaining your dream smile within your financial means.

You may have healthy teeth but are looking for a restoration option that covers abnormally shaped teeth or stains. We will treat you like family! It is essential for your cosmetic dental plan to be tailored to your individual circumstances to achieve the best possible result.


Quality Dental Care for ALL Family Members

At Cherrydale Family Dental, 4399 Old Dominion Dr., Arlington, VA, we work hard to build trusting and lasting relationships with our patients. We see more than just your teeth or gums and smile when you enter our office. We see a patient that will become a friend. We want to help you maintain good oral health to the best of your ability. We always look forward to seeing you and discussing what is best for you and your smile. Please contact us at 703-243-8288 to discuss cosmetic dentistry options that can improve your quality of life.


Modern dentistry techniques, affordable prices and financial options make it easier than ever for you to have a bright and healthy smile. We are currently accepting new patients and we would love to help you get the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

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