Porcelain Veneers and Other Options near Alexandria, VA

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Porcelain Veneers and Deep Stain Whitening near Alexandria, VA

Do you have a chipped or deformed tooth or one that has a deep, persistent stain on it that makes it stick out like a sore thumb when you smile? If so, you may have been considering porcelain veneers near Alexandria, VA to solve the problem.

Lots of people decide to go in that direction, and it’s easy to understand why. They’re modestly priced, fairly durable dental appliances that are easy to install. If you’re thinking about getting them because of stains on your teeth, however, it’s well worth at least considering some of the other possibilities.

A lot of people don’t realize it, but we offer not one, but three different whitening treatments and one of them might be a viable alternative to veneers. We’ll give you an overview of our three treatment options just below so you can decide for yourself.

In-Office Whitening

Our in-office whitening treatment is called Zoom, and it’s aptly named because it’s so fast and efficient. In the space of just one office treatment, we can whiten your teeth by up to eight shades. To give you a sense of how impressive that is, you could get similar results using over the counter products, but in order to do so, you’d have to use those products consistently for up to eight weeks. Who wants to do that when there’s a much faster and more convenient option available?

Unfortunately, as impressive as the one-treatment whitening is, it may not be enough to serve as a viable alternative to porcelain veneers near Alexandria, VA. Even so, we wanted to mention it here for the sake of completeness.

The Whitening For Life Program

This one is a big hit with the do it yourselfer crowd, but honestly, it’s just a popular program in general because it puts you, the patient, in control of the whitening process.

When you sign up for the program, we’ll ask you to come into our office so we can take an impression of your teeth. Using that impression, we’ll have a set of bleaching trays made for you in a process that takes about a week.

Once we get the trays back from our manufacturer, we’ll ask you to stop by so we can give them to you, along with a tube of our proprietary bleaching gel and an instruction booklet that details its use. From there, you’ve got all the tools you need. You can whiten your teeth when you want, no appointments needed, and no schedules to keep.

In the medium to longer term, you’ll see better results with this program than with our single-treatment in-office treatment, and because of that, this option might be a viable alternative to porcelain veneers near Alexandria, VA, if you’re considering them to cover deep, persistent stains.

The Kor Whitening System

This is our most powerful treatment option. It works by restoring your teeth’s ability to absorb oxygen, and unlike the other two options we’ve talked about so far, the effects of the Kor Whitening System are entirely permanent.

Since it was specifically designed to address deep, persistent stains, it may be a viable alternative to porcelain veneers near Alexandria, VA and is well worth considering.

Of course, whitening teeth and installing veneers is only a small part of what we do. We offer a broad range of dental services, both general and cosmetic. Our goal is to be the one-stop-shop for all your family’s dental needs for as long as you live in the area. To that end, here’s a quick overview of some of the other great services we offer:

  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Two alternatives to conventional braces, including:
    • Invisalign
    • And the Six Month Smiles Program
  • Dentures
  • Partials
  • Implants
  • Crowns (including metal-free crowns)
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • And more!

Unfortunately, offering tons of great services by itself isn’t enough. The number of services we offer won’t matter one bit if we don’t accept whatever dental insurance you have. That’s why we’ve worked hard to expand the number of carriers we work with. As of the writing of this article, here are the companies we have arrangements with:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Assurant
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Carefirst
  • Cigna’s Total DPPO plan
  • Delta Dental
  • GEHA
  • Guardian
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • Metlife
  • Principal
  • Sun Life
  • And all United Concordia dental plans, save for those offered exclusively to active military members.

Didn’t see your insurance company on the list above? Not to worry; in addition to that, we also accept both Care Credit and the Citi Health Card. If you don’t have either of those or you don’t have any dental insurance at all, we’ve still got you covered because we’ve created our very own Platinum Membership Program that offers valuable discounts on most of the services we provide. One way or the other, we’ll help see to it that you get the treatments you want and need!

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