Cosmetic Dentist in Burke VA and Chevy Chase MD

Cosmetic Dentistry

No one forgets an incredible smile. Do you feel confident and attractive when you smile and laugh? We hope you do!

If there are a few tiny imperfections keeping you from achieving a beautiful smile, come see cosmetic dentist, Dr. Ghannam. Dr. Ghannam has helped all kinds of patients create the smiles of their dreams. He and his team deliver cosmetic dentistry that will undoubtedly give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

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When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, you need a team that cares.

We take a you-focused approach.

Dr. Ghannam and our team focus on providing our patients with the highest quality of care. We have a boutique dental practice with a comfortable, inviting atmosphere where we are sure you will feel at-home. Dr. Ghannam is gentle and caring, and works with each of his patients individually to create a unique, personalized experience, to help them reach their goals for a healthy, gorgeous smile. We are truly passionate about the artistry involved in cosmetic dentistry and it is apparent in his aesthetic results.

The cutting-edge treatments we offer are designed to provide the best in comfort and dental care. We provide all of your dentistry needs—teeth cleaning and quality periodontal care, teeth whitening, dental implants, aesthetic crowns and fillings, porcelain veneers, and laser dentistry.

What are the downsides?

Why don’t we use bonding for everything?

If you’re interested in improving your smile, we can help in a variety of areas. Following are some of the most common corrections we perform for our patients.

Gummy or Crooked Smile

If you have too much gum showing when you smile, causing your teeth to look short, we call this a gummy smile. If your gum line is uneven, causing some teeth to look shorter than others, we call this a crooked smile. Both situations are easily remedied with a procedure referred to as a gum lift or crown lengthening. During this procedure, we remove excess gum tissue and reshape the contour of your gums to lengthen the crowns of your teeth and provide a natural-looking gum line.

Exposed Roots

Gum recession can be caused by gum disease, vigorous brushing, grinding or clenching, or simply age and genetics. Regardless of the cause, as gums recede they expose the roots of the tooth, creating the appearance of longer teeth. Exposed roots also increase vulnerability to root decay, bone loss, and sensitivity to hot and cold liquids and foods. The solution to this situation is a soft-tissue graft, also known as a gum graft. During this procedure, tissue from the top of your mouth or another source is transplanted to the gum area, covering the roots and restoring the gum line to its original, healthy location. A soft-tissue graft protects your roots from decay and helps prevent additional gum recession.

Missing Teeth

Aside from creating distracting gaps in your smile, missing teeth can cause problems with your oral health. To restore your smile to fullness and health, we use implants. An implant is a replacement tooth attached to a synthetic root that is surgically placed into the jawbone. Permanent implant crowns look and feel like natural teeth. Implants can last a lifetime if cared for properly.

Gum Indentations

When a tooth falls out or is removed, an indentation can appear in the gums and jawbone just above the spot where the tooth used to be. This occurs because the jawbone slowly atrophies or disappears in response to the empty space. In combination with replacing your missing tooth, we can provide ridge augmentation, a procedure in which we smooth out the indentation to recreate the original curvature of your gums and jaw. This procedure generally includes bone grafting to restore the missing bone, and in some cases must be performed prior to the placement of implants to ensure that sufficient bone is available to securely retain the implant.