Many individuals are often unhappy with the physical appearance of their teeth. While we at Great Smile Family Dental want our patients to have strong, healthy teeth above all else, we also know that a person’s smile can affect their self-confidence and self-esteem. To make you feel more comfortable with yourself and your smile, we now offer a variety of cosmetic procedures like direct composite bonding and veneers.
Direct composite bonding is one of the simplest procedures performed in our office. During the treatment, the dentist uses a putty made of composite resin. It is placed on a tooth with a cosmetic flaw that needs to be repaired, such as a crack, chip, or small fracture. The putty is then shaped and hardened using a special light.
Once the composite has been hardened, our dentist shapes it a little more to create an even surface. This composite forms a new surface for the tooth that functions like the old one and covers minor cosmetic damage that has been bothering you. It can be cleaned like regular teeth, and unfortunately, it can also stain like regular teeth.
Veneers are shells for the teeth made of porcelain or a composite resin. These shells sit over the teeth and are bonded in place using special cement. Veneers work similar to composite bonding and are used to cover multiple cosmetic issues that are bothering you.
Veneers can be used to treat a variety of issues like teeth that are misshapen, ones that are too short, minor chips and cracks, and overall discoloration. Veneers that are cared for can last for up to 20 years, making them a semi-permanent option for patients interested in changing the overall appearance of their teeth.
Anyone interested in direct composite bonding or veneers should schedule an appointment with our dentist for treatment. Our dentist will examine your teeth and get you started on the path to an even more perfect smile.