Composite Resin Veneers
Like all veneers, composite resin veneers are used to improve the overall appearance of teeth by changing their shape and color. Composite veneers are used to treat multiple cosmetic dental issues including things like stained teeth, crooked teeth, chipped or cracked teeth or to fill in gaps between existing teeth.
While other types of veneers can require multiple visits to the dentist and usually involve some drilling or reshaping of existing teeth, composites usually require little to no tooth reduction during the treatment process. The composite material is usually applied to the outer surface of the tooth and molded into shape by the dentist, making it a fairly quick but effective treatment.
While composite veneers don’t tend to last as long as porcelain veneers and don’t have quite the same transformative impact, they can be a great way of transforming a smile for far less of an investment. It’s the best way of fixing minor cosmetic damage to teeth and can be used to fix a wide range of dental issues.
Ask our dentist at Smile Design Dental Center about composite veneers to enhance your smile. Call us at 636-272-3503 to schedule a consultation.
An increasingly popular alternative to silver amalgam fillings is composite white fillings. Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings are virtually invisible, and our team at Smile Design Dental Center can shade them according to the color of your teeth to create a perfect match, giving you a beautiful, white smile!Read more about White Fillings
Invisalign provides clear aligners and brackets, virtually invisible to the eye. Ever since the introduction of Invisalign braces, they have become a perfect option for many patients. Invisalign is a revolutionary addition to cosmetic dentistry. These clear aligners are easy to use and can give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Made of SmartTrack® material, Invisalign aligners work to gently ease your teeth in place. Invisalign is revolutionary in the field of cosmetic dentistry. These clear aligners are easy to use and can give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Made of SmartTrack® material, Invisalign aligners work to gently ease your teeth in place. Some advantages that have made Invisalign a sought-after treatment are listed below.
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth, changing their color, shape, size or length.
What Type of Problems Do Porcelain Veneers Correct?
- Teeth that are discolored -- either because of root canal treatment, stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth
- Teeth that are worn down
- Teeth that are chipped or broken
- Teeth that are misaligned, uneven or irregularly shaped
- Teeth with gaps between them
Porcelain veneers are stronger and more durable than composite resin veneers and last 10 to 15 years, while composite resin veneers last between five and seven years. Porcelain veneers also resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. As you might assume, porcelain veneers cost significantly more than composite veneers.
Talk to your dentist at Smile Design Dental Center about whether porcelain veneers are right for you. Call us at 636-272-3503.
A smile makeover is a process of improving the appearance of your smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as:
- Dental veneers
- Composite bonding
- Teeth whitening
Some of the components taken into consideration include your facial appearance, skin tone, hair color, teeth (color, width, length, shape and tooth display), gum tissue and lips. Smile makeovers are performed for many reasons and customized according to your unique considerations.Read more about Smile Makeovers