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Our Experienced Dentists Offer Affordable Porcelain Veneers in Fairfax
Do you avoid smiling in photos or try to hide your mouth when talking because your teeth are discolored, chipped, or misaligned? If so, a convenient and affordable dental restoration may be the answer you are looking for. Our Fairfax dentists have extensive experience performing veneer restorations and can determine if the treatment is right for your dental issues.
How Does the Porcelain Veneers Procedure Work?
The veneer procedure corrects cosmetic flaws, such as minor discoloration or chips, in teeth that are otherwise healthy. The veneer is carefully fabricated from either porcelain or composite materials that closely resemble natural tooth enamel and then attached to the front of the tooth.
Are Porcelain Veneers Suitable for My Dental Issues?
If your teeth are healthy but have minor aesthetic imperfections, there is a good chance that you are a candidate for dental veneer restoration. The following are examples of how our Fairfax dentists can use veneers to transform your smile.
• Veneers can be used to brighten teeth that are discolored because of age, smoking, food and beverage consumption, and even medications. Certain types of stains don’t respond well to traditional whitening treatments, so veneers may be the most feasible treatment option. Since you customize the color of your veneers, you can choose your desired level of brightness.
• Veneers are an effective way to make minor adjustments to the alignment and spacing of your teeth without having to wear braces or aligners.
• Some people naturally have teeth that appear to be the wrong shape or size for their face. Veneers can help you create a more proportional look. They can also be used to restore chipped or worn teeth.
There is no time like the present to focus on improving the beauty of your smile. Call today for a veneer consultation.
What Options Do I Have for Managing My Porcelain Veneers Cost?
Your porcelain veneers cost is determined by the materials used to make your veneers as well as the location of the tooth. We will provide you with the final price of your treatment once the dentist has completed your initial assessment. Since veneers are considered cosmetic, they normally are not covered by dental insurance; however, you may qualify for one of our payment or financing options.
What Is the Distinction Between Veneers and Crowns?
Both veneers and porcelain crowns are effective ways to improve the aesthetics of your teeth. Veneers are permanently bonded to the front surface of the tooth and are ideal for correcting cosmetic issues, such as discolored or misshapen teeth. Crowns, which are also referred to as caps, are permanently bonded to the entire surface of the tooth from the crown to the gumline. Crowns are typically used for molars and to reinforce teeth weakened by disease, trauma, or root canals. While both veneers and crowns require some modification to the natural tooth, crowns typically require more tooth enamel removal to ensure the right fit.
How Does the Dentist Restore My Smile Using Porcelain Veneers in Fairfax?
To ensure that your veneer restoration looks as natural as possible, we start by making an impression of your teeth. This impression is used to customize your veneers to the exact dimensions needed for your jaw structure. In most cases, we remove a small amount of enamel from the affected tooth; however, this is painless. We then use high-bond dental adhesive to secure the veneer in place. The end result is a beautiful new smile.
How Long Will My Porcelain Veneers Last?
Veneer porcelain is incredibly durable. With proper care, your veneers should last for years or even decades. Of course, daily brushing and flossing and regular dental visits are essential for keeping your smile bright and healthy. You should also avoid activities that could damage your veneers, such as opening packages with your teeth.
What Makes Lumineers® Different From Other Types of Veneers?
If you are looking for veneers porcelain that offer superior comfort, look completely natural, and require little to no tooth prep, then Lumineers® may be the solution you are looking for. These high-quality, ultra-thin veneers can normally be applied without removing any tooth enamel and are durable enough to last 10 to 20 years. Schedule a Lumineers consultation with one of our experienced dentists today.
Is Caring for Porcelain Teeth Time-Consuming?
Other than brushing and flossing, veneers require little in the way of daily maintenance. You should ask your dentist about a custom-fitted mouthguard if you suffer from bruxism or engage in activities where a blow to a face is likely. It is also advisable to avoid biting into hard foods, especially if you have veneers on your front teeth.
Your new smile awaits you at our Fairfax office. Find out if dental veneer restoration is right for you by calling (703) 596-0875 today to arrange a consultation.