Choose Between Two Options
- $99 for four-veneer trial package with an exam, x-rays, diagnostic wax up, and temporary veneers ($680 value)
- $2,999 for four-veneer package with an exam, x-rays, diagnostic wax up, temporary veneers, and permanent veneers ($6,240 value)
Veneers: Minor Procedure, Major Difference
Veneers have become a popular alternative to more intensive cosmetic dental procedures. Check out Groupon’s guide to learn more about this aesthetic treatment.
Chips, stains, odd edges—these dental issues probably won’t affect your health, but they might make you wish for a clean slate. Veneers can provide just that. These are thin, custom-made shells of resin or porcelain that fit over the teeth. They are designed to mimic a natural look and feel, and can be adjusted to the natural teeth’s shape, size, and color. Porcelain tends to be a more popular choice: it resists stains better than resin, and appears more like natural teeth. However, resin veneers are thinner, meaning that the dentist doesn’t need to remove as much enamel from the teeth to apply them. Whatever material is used, veneers can last for years with proper dental care, though they will eventually need to be replaced.
There are two methods for applying veneers: traditional and no-prep. No-prep veneers are simply bonded on top of teeth, a process that usually can be reversed if the patient wants to get new fang-shaped ones when that becomes cool. Traditional veneers are considered irreversible, and are placed in a multi-step process. After a consultation, the dentist removes about half a millimeter of tooth enamel to make room for the thin shell. They then take impressions and send them to a lab to make the veneers. After the veneers are ready, the dentist checks their fit and color, then roughens the surface of the teeth to ensure a strong bond. The veneers are attached to the surface of the teeth with a strong cement, which is cured under a light to harden it quickly. Patients should then be able to immediately resume brushing, chewing, and pretending their teeth are the keys of a tiny piano.
Dental One Reston
After earning her doctoral dental degree at Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Golnaz Miamee put roots down at Dental One Reston with the goal of making her patients feel comfortable. Each treatment room is outfitted with a TV and stereo headphones, which allow patients and their molars to get lost in a movie while she examines their mouths. She takes a gentle approach during routine checkups, and keeps communication flowing so that patients know what to expect from more intensive procedures such as root canals and dental implants. For those who experience dentist-visit anxiety, she offers sedation dentistry, calming their nerves with nitrous oxide and reassuring lullabies. She is also an expert in cosmetic dentistry, straightening and repairing smiles with Lumineers' natural-looking veneers and Invisalign's invisible teeth aligners.