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Category Archives: Cosmetic Dentistry

What Color are Your Teeth?

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Teeth Whitening

What color are your teeth? Of course, there is no “right” answer. Teeth come in endless shades and ranges. When we talk about tooth color in our office, we try to break it down into no fewer than 40 shades (light to dark) and ranges (color). For example, you could have a very light shade… READ MORE

Bone Grafting for Dental Implants

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants

Bone grafting and dental implants typically go hand-in-hand, as the loss of a tooth can wear down the surrounding jawbone structure and a dental implant is a common procedure to replace lost teeth. As soon as a person loses a tooth, bone loss begins. In order to place a sturdy, reliable dental implant, a bone… READ MORE

Facts About Bone Grafting

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants

Modern bone grafts can be used to fix a number of dental and facial issues and are often required. Dental implants often cannot be placed without first getting a bone graft. If you are considering getting dental implants or think you’re in need of a bone graft, here are some things you may want to… READ MORE

Dental Implants Supporting a Cosmetic Smile Makeover

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Crowns, Dental Implants, Smile Makeover, Success Stories

This patient was referred to us by her Orthodontist and General Dentist, when she was fifteen years old, for a smile makeover, using implants to replace her congenitally missing permanent teeth. Even though she was in the middle of orthodontic therapy, we were called upon to provide guidance on the tooth positionings so that there would be… READ MORE

Emergency Repair of Two Fractured Front Teeth

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Crowns, Emergency Care, Success Stories, Teeth Whitening

Having fractured her two front teeth after falling down, this patient was desperately seeking an immediate esthetic correction. Our in-house laboratory quickly fabricated two custom temporary crowns, which we placed two days later. Prior to fabricating her final crowns, we whitened her other teeth, which were too yellow for her age bracket. Once the whitening… READ MORE

What is a Prosthodontist?

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants

A prosthodontist is a restorative dentistry specialist. Prosthodontists have extensive training in all aspects of dental restoration, making them the best equipped dental professionals to handle issues related to missing or compromised teeth. They also specialize in restoring jaw structures and treating temporomandibular joint disorders. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktM5hz7YcZE Prosthodontists are experienced providers of many services, including: Crowns Inlays and onlays… READ MORE

Look Great on Zoom with a Smile Makeover

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Smile Makeover

Virtual meetings are the new normal. And if there’s one thing that spending hours in front of a webcam — whether for work, job interviews, or social events — will make you think about, it’s your appearance. Correct unsightly dental issues and feel more confident on up-close conference calls with a smile makeover. Some people go… READ MORE

How Long Does Sedation Dentistry Last?

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants

If you experience dental anxiety, are scheduled for a lengthy procedure such as dental implants or a smile makeover, or want to feel more relaxed during minor therapy, sedation dentistry is an excellent solution. That said, sedation dentistry is new to many patients who may be unsure of what they can expect. Prosthetic Dentistry of Washington D.C. is your destination… READ MORE

Our Patient Educator Recalls a Memorable Smile Transformation

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Smile Makeover, Success Stories

The staff at Elite Prosthetic Dentistry find it incredibly rewarding to witness quality dental work change a patient’s life. And as long-term employees averaging 14.5 years with our practice, they’ve seen it time and time again. In the video below, our patient educator Laleh recalls a mother’s smile transformation that has stayed with her throughout the years. Meet… READ MORE