SmilesByDrPrice can help you fix anything you don’t like about your teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is about more than what’s on the outside. When you don’t like your smile you can feel insecure and under-confident in social situations. This can have an impact on your self-esteem, relationships, and your career.
Our dental office uses cutting-edge technology to give you the most natural and realistic composite veneers in the industry. SmilesByDrPrice is championed by Dr. Anthony V Price, who is an experienced dentist and artist. As a result, we are one of the few offices in the world that can accurately tailor your new veneers to your existing teeth. This gives you a natural and form-fitting smile – EVERY TIME!
Here are some common questions we get regarding our cosmetic services.
- Composite Veneer is when we bond a composite resin to the front surface of your tooth to make its shape and color more appealing. This procedure requires no shaving of the teeth. The composite bonding material that’s used in this procedure is a similar product to what we place when completing a tooth-colored filling. Bonding is available in several different shades. This material can stain and chip, so it requires maintenance.
- Porcelain Veneers are custom designed and fabricated at a dental laboratory. We do have to shave your teeth down a little just so the porcelain veneers can slide onto the tooth. An incredible benefit of porcelain veneers is they are stain resistant.
Composite bonding is a safe and effective technique that was developed more than 50 years ago and has been widely available for over three decades, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). The procedure will take up to 5-6 hours and requires no use of anesthesia, needles, or pain.
The treatment itself often starts with gum infection therapy (deep cleaning), allowing the dentist to best shape the composite resin to your tooth, followed by the application of the bonding agent. Your dentist will then add the composite resin, cure it with a special light and finish by polishing your teeth. Because the process involves a high level of technique for a natural mold and shape, it’s best to work with a dentist who has experience and specialty in this area. Porcelain Veneers on the other hand, typically take 2-3 appointments and a 1-2 hour-long follow-up.
At the first appointment, we will take a 3D scan of your teeth and send it off to our dental laboratory. You will come back 2 weeks later or whenever our schedule permits to get your teeth prepped. At the second appointment, we will prep your teeth and place temporary veneers. You then will come back in another 2 weeks to remove the temporary veneers and place the permanent veneers. The final appointment would be a follow-up. Porcelain Veneers can be done on the same day at an additional cost. The appointment will also take anywhere from 8 to 10 hours.