Cosmetic Porcelain Veneers & Composite Bonding

Are you embarrassed about your smile? Our Smile Design Dentistry dentists can make cosmetic enhancements with dental veneers made of strong, wafer-thin porcelain. In many cases, they can achieve similar cosmetic changes with tooth-colored composite bonding that is lower cost, but not as long lasting.

Your local Smile Design dentist offers completely personalized treatment that will meet your goals of a healthy, beautiful smile. She or he will be delighted to explore with you which type of treatment would be optimal to meet your goals.

Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers make your teeth stronger and can last more than a decade when treatment is performed by an expert. In as few as two treatment appointments, you will be walking away with a beautiful, stunning smile.

Porcelain veneers can be used to cover deep stains and rejuvenate the appearance of your smile with the look of pristine, healthy, sparkling tooth enamel. Because the shape of each veneer is customized, they can be used to close slight gaps in teeth and to make teeth more symmetrical in shape and size. Because they protect and strengthen teeth, they will eliminate the tooth sensitivity you may have been experiencing due to erosion or natural low-mineralization of your enamel. Typically, a set of veneers is used to cover and match the appearance of your upper central teeth that show as you smile. Your treatment may involve fewer or more teeth, depending on your smile, the condition of your teeth, and the objectives of your treatment. Porcelain veneers are sometimes applied to the front of the lower arch of teeth, but this is not always needed to obtain a naturally beautiful smile.

Each veneer is a custom-made shell of tooth-colored porcelain cemented to the front of a tooth. It has the translucency and sparkle of healthy natural enamel. Our Smile Design Dentistry dentists have expertise in color-matching veneers for the shade of white you desire. Your other teeth can be safely bleached to a lighter shade or be treated with a thin application of composite to achieve a matched, perfectly color-blended smile.

Because veneers can be done in as few as two treatment visits, and because they are typically lower cost than a full case of orthodontics and other restorations such as crowns, patients come to us seeking this treatment. During your free initial consultation, the dentist will examine you and discuss whether porcelain veneers are an ideal treatment for your oral health circumstances. Alternative treatments to achieve your oral health and cosmetic goals will be discussed, including fees associated with these treatments. You will receive full information and be professionally and ethically helped in making a decision that is right for you.

Composite Bonding

Dental bonding is also a very simple treatment for changing the shape and color of teeth. The composite resin material that is used in dental fillings can be applied to a tooth’s surface, sculpted, smoothed, and hardened with a special light that “bonds” the resin to the tooth. Composite bonding can be used to change the shape of a tooth. It can be used to change the color of a tooth and mask deep stains. As in the case of porcelain veneers, your Smile Design dentist will use extreme care in selecting the right shade of composite to blend beautifully in your smile. Cosmetic bonding is a simple, relatively fast and inexpensive procedure. But, it is not as durable as porcelain veneers.

We offer complimentary smile makeover consultations.

The first step in learning what is possible for your smile is a no-obligation exam and consultation appointment with one of our Smile Design cosmetic experts. Call us today and request your free smile makeover consultation. This will be a comfortable time of learning about the treatment options that are best for your oral health circumstances and your budget. You will not be pressured to accept treatment. This appointment is about you and helping you on your journey to a more confident smile.