Rejuvenate Your Smile
Cosmetic dentist Victor R. Siegel can produce beautiful, natural-looking results through cosmetic and restorative dentistry, and he is well known in the region for achieving superior smile enhancements using proven aesthetic techniques. Dr. Siegel provides the Rockville, Bethesda, and Potomac areas with teeth whitening, porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers, and other cosmetic and restorative treatments. Contact Dr. Siegel's cosmetic dentistry office today to learn more about any of the procedures and treatments offered at his practice.
We are proud to announce that our Rockville office offers the Zoom!® teeth whitening system, an exciting innovation in professional whitening treatments. Zoom!® differs from traditional teeth whitening methods in many ways.
How does the process work?
You may also choose to take an at-home whitening kit with you to touch up your teeth as you wish. With this kit, and frequent cleanings, your smile will remain white and beautiful for many years to come.
Porcelain crowns are an excellent method of restoring broken, damaged, or severely chipped teeth which can compromise the function of your bite. In the past, porcelain crowns were made out of metal and coated with porcelain. Unfortunately, as the metal base becomes exposed over time, an unsightly dark line can become visible at the base of the tooth. At our Rockville office, serving Potomac, Derwood, Gaithersburg, and Bethesda, Maryland, our porcelain crowns are made of durable, all-ceramic materials.
Unlike the metal-based crowns of the past, our porcelain restorations are beautiful and nearly undetectable, yet still maintain the strength of metal-based crowns. Unlike other practices that may need two or more appointments to design and craft your porcelain crowns, we will have your crowns ready the same day using CEREC® technology. Dr. Victor Siegel also offers sedation dentistry if you are anxious about undergoing dental treatments.
CEREC® is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. The CEREC® system allows Dr. Siegel to restore damaged teeth with porcelain crowns, inlays, or onlays in just one appointment. Our superior-quality ceramic material can be matched to both the color and translucency of the surrounding teeth to ensure a natural appearance.
CEREC® employs CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology; it combines a computer, camera, and milling machine into a single instrument. First, the camera takes a precise picture of the damaged tooth. The photograph – or optical impression – is then transmitted to a computer screen, where Dr. Siegel uses CAD technology to design porcelain crowns, inlays, and onlays. Once the design is prepared, CAM technology steps in and creates the restoration. Lastly, Dr. Siegel bonds the new restoration to the surface of the tooth. The entire process is completed in just one visit!
For a dramatic cosmetic enhancement of your smile, there is perhaps no more effective treatment than porcelain veneers. We can use custom-made porcelain veneers to correct chipped, stained, misaligned, or otherwise unsatisfactory teeth. The procedure is quick and painless, and results in the kind of smiles we often see in the movies and in magazines. When you hear the term "smile makeover," it is likely that porcelain veneers have played a part. Dr. Siegel is proud to offer both conventional porcelain veneers and no-prep LUMINEERS® to his patients.
Invisalign® invisible braces straighten the teeth with a series of clear aligners. The removable aligners are changed every two weeks or so, straightening the teeth by small increments. The plastic aligners can be removed during mealtimes and when you brush your teeth. Treatment with Invisalign® invisible braces will take approximately one year, with adjustments made by Dr. Siegel every six to eight weeks.
At the end of the course of treatment, your teeth will be noticeably straighter and your smile more beautiful. Many of our Rockville-area patients also choose to undergo teeth whitening after Invisalign® to help achieve an even more dramatic enhancement.
Dental implants offer an exciting advancement in the world of dentistry. Dental implants may be the ideal solution if you have good oral health, but are missing one or more teeth. Because dental implants do not rely on surrounding teeth for support, they cause less oral stress than traditional dental bridges. We can restore your dental implants by attaching customized porcelain crowns,dentures, or a bridge to the titanium implants. Your newly restored teeth will look and feel natural, and with proper dental maintenance, can last for a lifetime.
Often performed as an alternative to porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding uses composite resin to fill and repair chips, gaps, spots, or discolorations in teeth. The bonding material will be matched to your tooth so that it will be virtually undetectable when you smile. Cosmetic bonding is usually completed in one visit to our practice. The tooth to be bonded must first be roughened slightly, so that the bonding material will adhere to it. The composite resin is then applied to the tooth; several layers are sometimes required in order to duplicate the depth of color in the surrounding teeth. Lastly, the bonding material is hardened upon exposure to a high-intensity light.
With an experienced, skilled dentist like Dr. Siegel, the bonded area will precisely mimic the color and translucency of your natural teeth. To view some of the beautiful results that are possible through composite bonding, visit our cosmetic dentistry smile gallery.
Contact Victor R. Siegel, DDS, to schedule a consultation at his practice, serving communities throughout the Potomac region, including Rockville and Bethesda. Cosmetic options, such as porcelain crowns, teeth whitening, and porcelain veneers, can restore and enhance your smile and boost your self esteem. Discover the difference cosmetic and restorative dentistry can make in your life.
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