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 bonding is a cosmetic technique wherein a type of dental material – in this case, composite resin – is shaped and molded on your teeth to give the appearance of straighter, whiter smile. It can be used as a cosmetic solution to chipped teeth, crooked teeth, gapped teeth and staining in both teeth and fillings. Unlike porcelain veneer placement, which can take more than two visits, composite resin bonding can be completed in one appointment.
Composite resin bonding isn’t for everyone. If your smile is crooked as the result of an over- or underbite, this treatment won’t serve to correct it. Instead, speak with your dentist to determine if more in-depth work is needed like adjusting your bite or any complex chips or gaps in your teeth. Bonding is primarily for those who seek a cosmetic solution for teeth that are otherwise healthy.
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).
Procedure will take up to 5-6 hours and requires no use of anesthesia, needles or pain.
The treatment itself often starts with a 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.
With normal care, today’s composite material is durable enough to last without regular attention; you won’t need to seek out your dentist for special visits and upkeep. Nonetheless, make sure to keep your regular dental checkup and daily oral care a priority. You should also avoid biting down on particularly hard foods, or ice, to prevent cracking. If you’re interested in achieving a brighter smile, composite resin bonding is a great option. Be sure to take care of your other oral necessities, first, to ensure your natural smile is healthy inside and out.