You might be surprised to learn that cosmetic dentistry in Fairfax can actually fix some tooth misalignment problems without the hassle of wearing braces to straighten your teeth.
How does this work? The answer is porcelain veneers!
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin slivers of porcelain that cover the front surface of your teeth and can change the shape, size, and shade of your teeth for a more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing smile.
You can complete your new smile with veneers in two appointments over a couple of weeks. During your first appointment, Dr. Fairfax prepares your teeth for veneers, takes impressions of your teeth, and makes temporary veneers for you to wear. Next, a dental lab creates your final veneers over the next two to three weeks, and then you'll return to your dentist in Fairfax to have them permanently placed.
How Do Veneers Impact Tooth Alignment?
In some cases, veneers may be able to cover crooked or rotated teeth, giving them a more uniform and aligned appearance without having to straighten them.
Porcelain veneers can also cover teeth to fill in gaps and spaces between them or cover oddly shaped teeth that detract from your smile's appearance.
Porcelain veneers may not be ideal for covering crooked teeth when complicated bite concerns are involved. In these cases, orthodontic treatment may be necessary to correct your bite properly.
Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me?
The best way to learn about suitable treatment procedures to enhance your smile is to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Fairfax. Because she's the cosmetic dentist in Fairfax that patients trust, she'll help determine the proper procedures for your smile, whether it's porcelain veneers, crowns, or perhaps invisible braces, to help you reach your smile goals.
Your new smile is just a phone call away! Contact our Fairfax dental office today to schedule your evaluation.