Burke, VACosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dental care improves the aesthetics of the smile. Cosmetic dental care gives patients a straighter, brighter, and more brilliant smile. We also offer unique smile makeovers for our patients. A smile makeover uses multiple cosmetic dental treatments to improve the health and aesthetics of the smile. For example, we may offer Invisalign and teeth whitening treatment for patients to straighten and brighten their teeth. Several different treatments can create a customized result for each individual. 

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Cosmetic Dentistry in Burke, VA

Our cosmetic dental solutions address the appearance and health of the smile. Dr. Mia uses advanced digital diagnostics to evaluate your needs and works with you to achieve your aesthetic goals while supporting your long-term dental health. Learn about our cosmetic treatments below:

Invisalign

This alternative to traditional braces uses clear trays to straighten teeth. Invisalign uses custom-made aligners that shift teeth into a straighter position over time. Patients switch out their trays every few weeks to realign their teeth. We also offer Propel, a treatment that can accelerate Invisalign treatment. Using a handheld device at home, Propel will create small perforations in the gum tissue to increase blood flow to the gums, stimulate the healing process and accelerate tooth movement.

Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers are thin shell-like restorations made of porcelain ceramic. Veneers can cover one or more teeth in the smile line. Lumineers and the Snap-On Smile are similar treatments to veneers. The Snap-On Smile is a resin tray that patients use to cover their top and bottom row of teeth. Lumineers are no-prep veneers and thinner than porcelain veneers. 

Dental Bonding

Tooth bonding treatment covers tooth gaps, discoloration, and even slightly crooked teeth. Bonding is an excellent alternative to dental veneers. We often recommend bonding treatment for patients with smaller cosmetic problems. Patients with one or several minor cosmetic imperfections benefit from bonding treatment. 

Teeth Whitening

KöR teeth whitening uses in-office and take-home whitening treatments to brighten the natural tooth enamel. Although this treatment is extensive, the results are worth it for many patients. In addition, patients who choose KöR can receive professional results. Depending on the patient, whitening results can last multiple years.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q&A

Read answers to popular questions about cosmetic dentistry here:

How long do dental veneers last?

Lumineers can last ten or even fifteen years, while regular porcelain veneers typically last eight to twelve years. However, how patients care for their lumineers or veneers impacts their longevity. Patients must continue a good oral hygiene routine and brush and floss daily. 

Am I a candidate for Invisalign treatment?

Teenagers and adults with mild or moderate orthodontic concerns are the best candidates for Invisalign. We recommend metal braces for patients who need added treatment because of an overbite, underbite, or other orthodontic problem. Patients will need to remove their aligners to eat and clean their smiles, which means there is more responsibility. 

How can I whiten my teeth if I have deep tooth stains?

Patients with intrinsic stains benefit more from dental bonding or porcelain veneers than whitening treatment. Professional whitening treatment can address extrinsic stains caused outside of the tooth. Intrinsic stains due to tooth wear or damage within the tooth: veneers and bonding treatment cover stains and discoloration with porcelain ceramic and biocompatible resin.

Should I get porcelain veneers or lumineers?

Dental veneers can cover broken and stained teeth. We recommend veneers for patients who want a permanent option to cover one or more injured or discolored teeth. Lumineers are potentially reversible because they require minimal or no preparation. Although lumineers are less expensive, they are not as effective as veneers when covering severe dental injuries or staining. We will examine your smile before treatment to help you determine if traditional veneers or lumineers are right for your needs.

Call Our Office Today

Do you want to enhance your natural smile? Request a dental consultation with us online or contact Smiles by Mia at (571) 789-1265. We serve patients from Springfield, Fairfax, Burke, and the surrounding areas of Virginia. Let us know if you have any questions or current concerns, and we will be glad to help.