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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentist Alexandria VA

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Cosmetic Dentist Alexandria VA


in Alexandria, VA

Cosmetic dentistry is a specific branch of dentistry that focuses on restoring unsightly or missing teeth back to their healthy, natural looking, visually pleasing condition. This goal can be achieved by using several different procedures, all which would be tailored to each patient's unique treatment plan. All dental professionals, including cosmetic dentistry, always focus on preserving your natural teeth first, to then achieve an authentic looking repair, while still maintaining or improving your surrounding bone and gum tissue.

The entire team at INSPIRE DENTAL OF ALEXANDRIA shares an office goal. With over three decades of experience, we pride ourselves in being old school when it comes to respecting you and your family and giving you the treatment that we would wish to receive ourselves. Every single patient receives the quality care they deserve. This is the way to earn your trust and satisfaction. Our team is focused on our collaborative efforts to promote oral health by practicing prevention, wellness, enhancement, and renewing rejuvenation. Visit us at 4660 Kenmore Ave., #320, Alexandria, VA 22304 or give us a call today at 703-751-7600 to schedule your appointment to create your unique cosmetic dental plan.

Our teeth are one of the most noticeable and visible attributes on our bodies. They are essential when it comes to eating, but they are just as important to us in helping us communicate. Our smile can be an appealing feature when it comes to our personal or professional encounters, but what if you lack confidence in displaying your smile?

If you suffer from damaged, discolored, or missing teeth and you are embarrassed by their appearance, you may become less social to avoid negative judgment or to avoid questions about your oral health. If this is your situation, consulting with INSPIRE DENTAL OF ALEXANDRIA may be life changing as we identify a cosmetic procedure plan for you in restoring the beauty of your teeth and the confidence in your smile.

Several Factors that Suggest You Might Benefit from Cosmetic Dentistry

If you are interested in looking into cosmetic dentistry, it is usually because there is something about your smile you wish to improve. Some possible reasons for getting cosmetic dentistry could include:

  • Your teeth are misshapen or disproportionately sized.
  • There is staining or discoloration.
  • You have cracked, chipped, or broken teeth.
  • You have a missing tooth or teeth.
  • Your teeth are overcrowded or crooked.
  • There are gaps and unnecessary spacing in your teeth.

The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

INSPIRE DENTAL OF ALEXANDRIA and our many patients who have pursued cosmetic dental procedures will agree, there are invaluable benefits to restoring and achieving an aesthetically pleasing smile. Some of the most popular benefits of cosmetic dentistry include:

  • Your teeth are natural looking and healthy.
  • The correction and balance of your bite is aligned properly.
  • The improved and increased function of all the teeth.
  • The protection of your existing teeth.
  • A decreased risk of decay and infection.
  • The increased strength of your teeth and bones.
  • The decreased wear and tear on your teeth with proper alignment.

In addition to these benefits, your self-confidence and self-esteem will increase when you realize you no longer need to hide your smile. Your smile becomes that invaluable asset once again.


Even with the best of diligence to maintain your oral health things don’t go as planned. Once in a while, and you might find that your teeth need to be restored or replaced. Missing, cracked, damaged, or even decayed teeth will dull your smile. Did you know it can also affect your oral health? At Inspire Dental of Alexandria we offer restorative dentistry to ensure that your teeth and oral health are back to their former state.


It is important to feel confident in your smile, because being confident in your smile means being confident in yourself. Despite this, many people walk around every day, resigned to the fact that their smile is what it is and there is really nothing they can do to change it. But what if that was not the case? What if improving the aesthetic appearance and/or functionality of your smile was easier than you thought?


Almost 50 million Americans experience tooth-loss every year. Dental bridges have traditionally been the best option if you are in this situation. However, there have been continual technological advancements regarding different types of dental implants. Dental implants are becoming both a common and popular procedure to restore a missing tooth or teeth.

What Different Cosmetic Procedures Are Available for you Plan?

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

  • Dental Bonding, quick and easy correction.
  • Veneers to cosmetically improve the look.
  • Dental Implants to improve functionality.
  • Porcelain Crowns to protect teeth.
  • Tooth Contouring or Reshaping for visual balance.
  • Lumineers (no-prep veneers).
  • Dental Bridges for missing teeth.
  • Root Canals to save a natural tooth.

Choosing a restoration procedure appropriate to meet your dental needs and goals is best decided with the professional guidance from INSPIRE DENTAL OF ALEXANDRIA. Making a consultation examination with us to create a personalized treatment plan and to review the possible restoration options is the best way to determine if cosmetic dentistry is beneficial for your smile.

Which Cosmetic Procedure Is Beneficial for You?

There are a few contributing factors when considering cosmetic dentistry. Not all procedures will be appropriate for you, and you might have severe dental concerns that might eliminate treatments from the onset. Before we can perform any cosmetic dentistry for your smile, the health and integrity of your teeth, gums, and bone must all be evaluated.

To begin developing your personalized treatment plan, we start with a consultation appointment. At this visit, INSPIRE DENTAL OF ALEXANDRIA will complete several examinations to evaluate your mouth. These exams will include:

  • A comprehensive Oral Exam to identify any existing issues.
  • X-rays, to determine the health of roots and bones.
  • Impressions of the arch.
  • Bite Analysis and a TMJ Analysis.
  • Periodontal (gum) and oral cancer exam.

After these required exams are finished, we will create a cosmetic treatment plan to restore your healthy smile. You might require more extensive restorations due to the loss of functionality or spread of disease or decay resulting in extractions. The examinations will help us decide.

If you have healthy teeth, you may only need a restoration option that covers abnormally shaped teeth or stains. When it comes to cosmetic dental procedures, every patient’s plan is unique. Therefore, it is essential for cosmetic dental plans to be designed to your individual circumstances to achieve the best possible result.


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My family has been seeing Dr. White through more than a decade of teeth cleanings, tooth injuries, teeth grinding, cavities, caps, root canal... you name it. The office is 30 minutes away but we wouldn't consider another dentist office. It's not just that Dr. White is a great professional, it's that he and his family run a great office. Scheduling, insurance, hygienists, hours -- everything about interacting with them is first rate.Everybody is knowledgeable, thorough, and kind. They take major insurance, and have even given me advice on which options to select. ...and Dr. White is a big Nats fan, which is a bonus in my book any day.


Alexandria, VA

How Long Will the Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure Take?

The length or duration of each cosmetic procedure will vary. If you need multiple restoration steps, the process of restoring your healthy smile will take longer. With dental technology improving constantly, the process of completing cosmetic treatment plans and procedures continues to become more efficient.

As an example, tooth replacement used to take weeks and months to successfully complete. Now we can replace teeth safely and effectively the same day. Each patient will differ in the procedures they qualify for.

Our Mission Statement is to Open Doors with a Smile

At INSPIRE DENTAL OF ALEXANDRIA, our mission statement is quite simple. We approach every patient with attentive, gentle grace and patience. We understand the concept that we each are unique, and we all have our personal therapy plans. No matter the age, we will treat each patient only as we wish to be treated. By integrating cutting-edge technology with solid tradition, we attempt every day to exceed your expectations. Visit us at 4660 Kenmore Ave., #320, Alexandria, VA 22304 or give us a call today at 703-751-7600 to schedule your appointment for an evaluation to create your unique cosmetic dental plan.  High quality, comfortable, relaxing environment, and plenty of smiles is what you will encounter at INSPIRE DENTAL OF ALEXANDRIA.


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