Cosmetic Dentistry

Modern Cosmetic Dental Care from The Dental Office At River House 

Cosmetic Dentistry in ArlingtonCosmetic Dentistry is a term used by oral healthcare professionals which involves the restoration of your otherwise healthy teeth for a more natural appearance. Whether your teeth are; stained, discolored, worn, misaligned, have gaps or are broken, cosmetic dentistry can allow for a complete makeover of your smile, thanks to a comprehensive oral health care plan from our dentist.

The Dental Office At River House can provide patients with as much information as possible about how to create that smile they’ve always wanted. Below are some of our most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures to choose from.

Teeth Whitening

Whitening is often referred to as one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry enhancements on the market. If your teeth are suffering from any stains or discoloration, consider our take-home bleaching service for an all-new, bright smile.

Veneers Or Crowns

Dental veneers or dental crowns can both be used to correct teeth that have been chipped, broken, or damaged by grinding. Veneers are usually placed on the frontmost visible teeth that need subtle changes in shape and color. A crown can replace the entire surface (above gum-line) of a tooth and repair more serious defects. Both veneers and crowns are typically made from either zirconia or porcelain-fused-metal (PFM).

Dental Implants

As they continue to grow in popularity, dental implants serve to replace one or more teeth, thanks to a streamlined process. The dental implant consists of three key components: a titanium rod which replaces the root, an abutment which connects the rod to the crown and a new PFM crown. Dental implants can last many years if cared for properly.

Inlays, Onlays, and Fillings

Inlays and onlays or fillings made from amalgam, composite resin, gold or porcelain can be used to restore your tooth’s natural construction and cover many imperfections. Inlays and onlays may require two or more office visits depending on how many you need. Remember, inlays and onlays are mainly used to enhance the aesthetics of your smile and are not an alternative to crowns. 

Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington

The Dental Office at River House puts patients first, and we understand there are many ways to reach your cosmetic dentistry goals. We can help you decide which treatment or combination of treatments will best suit your oral health needs and your aesthetic vision. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!

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All service was great! My dental technician did an excellent cleaning and I love their computer program that shows your potential cavities. I was able to see for myself whether I had problems or not.

I felt like they did not over-recommend things and were supportive of preventative methods and giving teeth the chance to bounce back with proper hygeine before jumping to "You need a filling". I had some questions, and they had no problem answering them

Elle B. , Arlington VA

10 Stars if Possible!
After the cleaning Dr. Cotes came in and he was great as well. He gave me a full dental exam and even took time to explain the clicking I get in my jaw. He gave me multiple options for teeth whitening and even told me the prices so there would be no up front surprises depending on which method I went with. He took the time to answer any question a threw at him and without trying to rush me out for the next patient. Not really sure what Megan S. is talking about in her review but I did see her only other review on the site was negative as well...just sayin...

I would give Dr. Cotes and his staff 10 stars if it was possible. Everyone knows going to the Dentist is a crappy process. I didn't think it was this possible to have a decent time at the Dentist Office and be taken care of in a timely manor!!!

Dustin S. , Arlington VA

Dr. Cote is just that good. I was referred to Dr. Cote by a friend at work, and I am SO thankful for that reference. The man is a consummate professional, has a friendly staff and has provided me with nothing short of stellar care for the last year. He explained things to me that my lifelong dentist never took the time to do before (like, how I can proactively strengthen the enamel on my teeth). He's got hi-tech gear that indicated areas where future problems might crop up and he's kept an eye on them during every return visit. I have never felt empowered and reassured in a dentist's office, but Dr. Cote is that good.

Dentistry can be a very personal enterprise, and since I had the same dentist since birth, finding a new dentist in DC was a harrowing experience. I actually walked out of three dentists offices (too sketchy for my tastes) before settling going to Dr. Cote. I live in the District, but I'm willing to suffer the indignity of Pentagon City just to have Dr. Cote take care of my teeth.

Evan M. , Washington DC

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