This involves common procedures such as cleanings, exams, and fillings. Our methods, materials, technology and attention to perfection are unyielding for fillings. We use only top brand bonded tooth colored materials.
Many preventative procedures such as cleanings, exams, fluoride treatments, and sealants are performed for children. Sealants are placed on children's adult molars in order to prevent cavities.
Our approach focuses on excellent crowns or fixed replacements that are just as beautiful and natural as your own teeth. We use only the most experienced and outstanding laboratories whose technicians possess extraordinary standards and skills. Dr. Bernardes, a skilled prosthodontist has extensive experience, having focused on this care for decades and having performed thousands of crown cases. We can replace large, worn-out fillings with natural-looking, ceramic crowns. These state-of-the-art, high strength, metal-free crowns will restore damaged teeth and eliminate dark areas at the gum line to provide a completely natural-looking appearance. We can replace missing teeth with permanent bridges which look, feel and function like natural teeth or with implants which are the ultimate in tooth replacements.
Potomac Dental Center provides fast and successful dental bleaching by using a method that whitens your teeth up to 10 shades whiter in just one hour! Also, if you prefer, you can opt for our at home bleaching kit that provides the same results at your own pace.
Porcelain veneers are routinely used to cover teeth which are discolored, worn, chipped, or misaligned. Porcelain veneers, often alternatively termed dental porcelain laminates, are ultra thin shells of porcelain which are bonded onto the front side of teeth in order to cosmetically improve their appearance. Veneers are successful in that they are difficult to stain, making them a very popular solution for many seeking an enhanced smile. Veneers are very strong and durable and often last for about 15 years. Most importantly, veneers are especially made to match your natural tooth color to provide a natural look. This procedure is typically done in only a few office visits and is performed by our Prosthodontic specialist, Dr. Bernardes.
Removable partial or full denture needs are a major part of our practice. Soft flexible partial dentures have an unbreakable body and eliminates unsightly metal. These procedures are performed by our outstanding Prosthodontist, Dr. Bernardes.
Using materials that match the shade, translucency and the texture of your teeth, gaps between teeth can be closed, spots and discolorations can be eliminated, and your self-confidence can be enhanced through the improved appearance of your smile. Composite bonding is excellent for small defects in the teeth -- spots, chips, or gaps between teeth. The procedure is sometimes referred to as bonding because an adhesive agent is used to actually bond the resin to the tooth structure.
Root canals are performed by our specialist in the dental field of endodontics. This is performed when the root of the tooth has been damaged and is dead, resulting in a darker tooth. This treatment is often accompanied by a Crown in order to create a more beautiful smile.
Potomac Dental Center provides many orthodontic treatments such as braces for children and adults, retainers, and Invisalign®. Invisalign® is the invisible way to straighten teeth without braces. Invisalign® creates a series of clear, custom-made aligners that gradually moves your teeth into place. All of these procedures and more are performed by our orthodontic specialist.
Gum treatment for patients with periodontal disease (gum disease) is also part of our practice. All periodontal cases are performed by our specialist in Periodontics, Dr. Jeffery Brain. In severe cases when gums have not responded to treatments, Periodontal Surgery may be necessary and is performed in office by our experienced and skilled specialist.
For more information about your dental needs, please visit the American Dental Association.