Pros and Cons of Porcelain Veneers

For many of our patients in Washington, D.C., cosmetic dentistry often doubles as preventative or restorative dentistry. Porcelain veneers are one great example. Veneers offer protection for teeth that are cracked or chipped, but can also cover cosmetic issues, such as stained or gapped teeth. However, just because there are many benefits to dental veneers, it does not mean you should just jump right in and get some. Here are the pros and cons of porcelain veneers to consider. Pro: Immediate, Long-Lasting Results Dental veneers do not take long to apply, and you can walk out of the dentist in Washington, D.C., with a brand…

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Pros and Cons of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer patients in Washington, D.C., a way to replace missing teeth without ever having to worry about painful, unattractive, or fussy dentures. This is a very popular treatment for those who lose teeth when they are younger, and have to consider how they will maintain their dental appliances for many decades to come. However, there are many pros and cons of dental implants that should be considered. Pro: Dental Implants Are the Most Advanced Option. When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are by far the most advanced option a restorative dentist can offer. Implants look, function, and feel…

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Dental Implants Aftercare

Getting dental implants can take care of a large number of different dental problems. They can help to restore the health of your mouth, and implant dentistry is a good way to get the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted, or that you thought you lost forever. However, once you have your dental implants, you also need to know how to take care of them. Some simple dental implants aftercare tips will help to keep the implants in good condition and to keep you healthy. Right After Getting the Implants During the first several days after you’ve received your implants from the dentists in our…

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Dental Implants FAQs 

Dental implants and implant dentistry are some of the most exciting things to develop in the world of restorative dentistry. As your dentist in Washington, DC, L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts and Drs. Norkiewicz and Konigsberg can offer our patients full dental implant treatments. To learn more about them, we encourage you to enjoy these dental implants FAQs. I have heard that implants are painful…is that true? This is a key issue to include in our dental implants FAQs because it is such a fallacy. The treatment is done under traditional dental anesthesia, and it is performed right in the office. It is not painful during the procedure,…

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Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

You can replace just one tooth, or all 32, with dental implants. They are the preferred solution today for replacing missing teeth, and almost anyone can be a candidate for dental implants. Infrequently, though, a medical condition or other circumstance may make installing implants problematic. Usually, you will be considered a candidate for dental implants if your jawbone is in good shape, your gums are healthy, and are a non-smoker. If you do smoke, you will need to stop during the implant surgery, and for several months afterward while healing takes place. How Complex is the Procedure? The implant surgery itself…

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Sedation Dentistry

Four percent of United States residents suffer from dental phobias, meaning just as many people have a major fear of the dentist as there are people who fear snakes and heights. That is a lot of people afraid of a visit to the dentist. Even worse, many people with fear of dentistry (around ten percent of those with dental phobia) will actually avoid a visit to a general dentist because of it. This can allow their oral health to decline, and for a long list of other problems to occur. From tooth decay and gum disease to the loss of…

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Specialized Dental Treatments

L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts in Washington, DC focuses on offering painless, advanced general dentistry. However, their dental team is highly skilled in many different areas and can provide restorative, cosmetic, and very specialized treatments too. They are an ideal family dentist and a one-stop shop for all of your dental care. With more than 40 years of combined experience, Dr. Henry Konigsberg and Dr. Dennis Norkiewicz can offer their patients some remarkably beneficial treatments that include: Sleep Apnea Dentistry Sedation Dentistry TMJ/TMD Treatments Emergency Care Using only the most advanced technologies and equipment, each dentist and team member ensures you…

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Porcelain Veneers

Did you know that even the healthiest smiles can sometimes look less appealing than they should? There are many people who struggle with: Stained teeth that cannot be improved through professional whitening Cracks or chips in the teeth Unevenly sized teeth (too small or too short) Gaps in between their teeth An uneven tooth line Damaged or worn teeth Each of these issues may force someone to hide their perfectly healthy smile, and yet there is a solution. The answer is the cosmetic dentistry procedure known as porcelain veneers. What Are Porcelain Veneers? Described by dental experts as an ideal…

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Dentures

There is a misconception about dentures, and that is that they must be huge, awkward, and obvious. Today’s dentures are nothing like those of the past and the dental professionals at L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts are able to help patients find the ideal denture for their needs. Learn About Dentures From their office in Washington DC, Dr. Dennis Norkiewicz and Dr. Henry Konigsberg can get the process started for having a high-quality, perfectly fitted denture. They offer: Partial Full Fixed dentures Implant dentures Dentures of any kind are meant to do more than just cosmetically replace missing teeth, and we understand that completely. The…

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Looking for Dental Implants in Washington DC? L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts Can Help

Dental implants are one of the most preferred ways of replacing missing teeth. They are effective, long-lasting, and can bring back a beautiful smile easily. If you’ve found yourself hiding your smile because you don’t want someone seeing your less-than-perfect smile, it’s safe to say you want to learn more about dental implants from us, especially if you’re in the DC area. So you think you need dental implants? Your jaw and gums react to the loss of even one adult tooth. Whether you lost a tooth due to injury, periodontal disease, decay, or aging, a lost tooth can cause…

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