Dr. Christopher Banks, a cosmetic and general dentist in Chevy Chase, offers a variety of cosmetic procedures to his patients who are either in need of restorative dental work or want to improve their smile!
For patients who want a smile makeover to correct chipped, damaged or slightly crooked teeth, Dr. Banks offers porcelain veneers for high quality, long lasting results. Porcelain veneers provide patients with the smile they desire and are expertly crafted to fit in with the rest of their natural teeth. Many patients will choose porcelain veneers when looking to improve the appearance of the front teeth, or those that are seen most prominently when smiling.
Dr. Banks will prepare the tooth surface for veneers in a conservative fashion, removing only as much of the surface as necessary for a lasting and comfortable fit. The process will take place over several appointments and the veneers will be custom made for each patient from impressions taken in Dr. Banks’ Washington area dental office. While waiting for the permanent veneers to be created by a dental lab, patients will be fitted with temporaries after the tooth surface is prepared. The veneers will be permanently adhered to the tooth/teeth with a dental bonding material at the final visit.
As an alternative to porcelain veneers, Dr. Banks also offers tooth bonding for patients who want to cover a chip or crack in a tooth that is noticeable when smiling. Dr. Banks is an experienced cosmetic dentist and can offer patients excellent results with this more cost effective alternative when it is a suitable option.
Tooth bonding is called a “direct restoration” and is a process where a cosmetic resin material is attached directly to the affected area of the tooth. The material is matched to a patient’s natural tooth color, providing aesthetically appealing results for correction of minor cosmetic issues.