Dr. Vincent Prestipino and Dr. Tassos Sfondouris create cosmetic treatment plans for patients that are designed to create beauty and balance for their natural smiles. They work with patients to build healthy foundations for aesthetically pleasing teeth and gums. Dr. Sfondouris is a prosthodontist who collaborates with patients to find areas of gum irregularities or damage and repair them with comprehensive care. Togther, Drs. Prestipino and Sfondouris help patients makeover their smiles with cosmetic and teeth whitening treatments.
Our cosmetic dental treatments brighten discolored teeth and help fix tooth damage including chips, cracks, and fractures. Cosmetic dentistry can also address gaps between teeth or teeth that are misshapen and detracting from your smile.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with our dentists, you may do so on our website. You can also call our Bethesda, MD dental office at 301-276-0219. We serve patients in Montgomery County, Chevy Chase, Rockville, and Gaithersburg, Maryland. Our dentists look forward to seeing you at your next dental appointment.
Cosmetic Dental Solutions
Dr. Prestipino and Dr. Sfondouris work with patients to develop solutions for cosmetic concerns, from the simple to the complex. The goal of your cosmetic treatment plan is to deliver a new smile that is beautiful, stable and healthy. Throughout the process, we will look for any signs of underlying dental problems that could compromise the integrity of your long term results.
Our dental veneers are crafted from translucent porcelain ceramic that is bonded to the front and sides of teeth. Porcelain veneers offer a more natural look because they can be color-matched to natural teeth. Veneers improve the aesthetics of crooked, chipped, and broken teeth. They can also cover deep tooth stains and close gaps between teeth. To begin dental veneer treatment, Dr. Prestipino removes a small portion of the tooth enamel to ensure that the veneers will fit correctly onto the front of the tooth. Then, he bonds the custom-made porcelain veneers onto each tooth. He uses a special light in order to cure the veneers onto the enamel for a strong and durable bond.
Tooth bonding is a more economical alternative to porcelain veneers and is great for patients who are just starting to try cosmetic dental treatments. Like veneers, dental bonding can treat discolored teeth, misalignment, cracked or chipped teeth, and gaps between teeth. However, it uses a malleable biocompatible material instead of shells of ceramic. Dental bonding is also similar to veneer treatment but uses different materials. Dr. Prestipino will shape and mold the biocompatible bonding material onto the affected teeth. He then ensures that they do not interfere with the patient’s bite. Finally, he cures the material so that it is fully bonded to the tooth enamel.
At Prestipino Dental Group, we provide at-home and in-office tooth whitening treatment. Professional teeth whitening brightens teeth, reverses the effects of aging on teeth, and can help patients improve their confidence. During teeth whitening treatment, Dr. Prestipino inserts gum barriers and applies bleaching gel to the tooth enamel. This process is repeated several times. Dr. Prestipino offers the convenience of take-home whitening treatment, which is made up of bleaching trays and whitening bleach gel. He provides specific instructions on how to use the whitening kit for the most effective results. For patients with deep stains, we recommend porcelain veneers or dental bonding treatment. These treatments are also beneficial for patients with single discolored teeth.