Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

Legacy Dental Care

Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry located in Woodbridge, VA

Whether you have a minor chip you’d like to fix or a few crooked teeth you’d like to straighten, cosmetic dentistry can do far more than enhance your smile; it can improve your oral health and boost your self-confidence. At Legacy Dental Care in Woodbridge, Virginia, cosmetic dentist Sowmya Punaji, DDS, offers a full scope of cosmetic dental services to help you achieve your best smile. To find out what cosmetic dentistry can do for you, call the office to schedule an appointment online today.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry? 

Cosmetic dentistry includes any dental correction, repair, or enhancement that improves the appearance of your teeth or gums. 

Thanks to ongoing advancements in dentistry, cosmetic dentists have developed the skills, techniques, and high-tech materials they need to address virtually any prominent flaw or bothersome aesthetic issue. 

Whether it’s a minor flaw or a major problem, cosmetic dentistry can help correct or improve discolored, chipped, misshapen, or missing teeth. Depending on your smile needs, Dr. Punaji can whiten your enamel, restore worn teeth, close gaps, and even change the length or shape of your teeth. 

While the main goal of any cosmetic procedure may be to restore your smile, chances are it will also help improve your overall oral health. 


What are popular cosmetic dentistry services? 

As a cosmetic specialist, Dr. Punaji has the expertise and experience to help you understand your treatment options and find the cosmetic solutions that best meet your needs. Popular cosmetic services include: 


Dental crowns, or caps, help restore strength and appearance to a tooth that’s worn, cracked, weak, or severely discolored. They’re custom-made in a dental lab to match your natural teeth perfectly. 


Missing teeth can often be corrected with a dental bridge. Made up of one or more artificial teeth, a bridge is cemented into place using your natural teeth on either side for support, thereby “bridging” the gap. 


Dental veneers, or laminates, are ultra-thin porcelain shells designed to cover the front of your teeth. They can be used to hide a wide range of flaws, including permanent stains, chips, cracks, and uneven edges. 

Invisalign® clear braces

This groundbreaking orthodontic system uses a series of clear aligner trays to straighten your teeth over time. Invisalign can correct mild to moderate crowding or spacing issues, and can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing.  

Which cosmetic treatment is right for me?

Most cosmetic dental issues have more than one potential treatment solution. If you have a chipped front tooth, for example, Dr. Punaji may be able to correct it with bonding, veneers, or even a porcelain crown. 

To determine which cosmetic approach best suits your personal aesthetic goals and oral health needs, Dr. Punaji starts with a comprehensive dental exam to assess the condition of your teeth and gums. 

After this detailed evaluation, she can let you know your options, address any questions or concerns you may have, and help you understand what you can expect from each procedure so you can choose the treatment that’s right for you. 

To schedule your cosmetic consultation, call Legacy Dental Care today.