Address discolored, crooked, and injured teeth with dental veneers. Veneers are thin porcelain ceramic shells that we bond to one or more teeth in the smile line. Cosmetic imperfections in the teeth can discourage patients from showing their smiles. With veneers, our patients can feel confident in a brighter, straighter smile. Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment we offer at Smiles by Mia in Burke, VA. Here we will also explore similar alternatives to veneers like Lumineers and the Snap-On Smile®.
Dental Veneers in Fairfax, VA
Before veneer treatment, we ensure patients are in good oral health. We also clean and prepare the teeth. Our team etches into the tooth enamel to ensure that the veneers conform to the natural contours of the tooth. Preparing teeth also ensures that the veneers do not feel or look bulky. Then, we take dental impressions, which we send to a local dental lab.
The lab technicians create the veneers based on our specifications. Once the veneers are complete, we apply bonding material to the prepared teeth. Then, we check the veneers’ size, shape, shade, and placement. Finally, we place and polish the veneers.
What are Lumineers?
Lumineers are a type of dental veneer. With Lumineers, patients can choose from thinner materials and even no-prep options. The majority of Lumineers are made of a thin laminate material. Lumineers offer the same benefits as porcelain veneers but less or no preparation for the natural tooth enamel.
These veneers are also “reversible” because no preparation is involved. Lumineers are more transparent than porcelain veneers and can offer a more natural look for some patients.
Enhance Your Natural Smile
Do you have dull, chipped, or crooked teeth? Are you interested in veneers, lumineers, or the Snap-On Smile? Request a dental consultation with us on our website or call (571) 789-1265.