If you want to enhance your smile, and you are looking for an affordable, virtually discomfort-free treatment, you may be a good candidate for composite veneers. At our practice, Dr. Stephen K. Malone and Dr. Michael J. Costa, Jr. can use this treatment to correct cracks, chips, discoloration, and more. He will apply tooth-colored composite resin to the front of your teeth in a treatment that involves little alteration of your natural dental structure.
Composite veneers are made of advanced dental resin. This material comes in a full range of shades. Dr. Malone or Dr. Costa will choose a color that will blend seamlessly with your smile. Then he will lightly etch the front of your teeth. The mild acid solution will create microscopic fissures. With the greater amount of surface area, the bonding agent will adhere more strongly. At the same time, this process will not cause discomfort or damage your enamel. After prepping your teeth with the bonding agent, Dr. Malone or Dr. Costa will apply the composite resin. He will sculpt and smooth the material, creating a new façade for your teeth that will match your natural dental material. At the same time, he will work carefully to conceal small cosmetic blemishes. Once complete, he will harden the resin with a curing light and buff the material to give it a natural sparkle.
Candidates for Composite Veneers
If you have generally good dental health, but you are troubled by cosmetic blemishes in your smile, you may be a candidate for composite veneers. This treatment can correct a diverse range of aesthetic flaws, including:
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Misshapen or worn teeth
- Gaps in your smile
- Severe discoloration
- Slightly crooked teeth
In contrast to porcelain veneers, composite veneers may be suitable for patients with little dental enamel. Dr. Malone or Dr. Costa will provide a complete consultation to determine your candidacy for this treatment. He will examine your dental health, and you will also discuss your aesthetic goals and budget. In this way, he can create a treatment plan designed around your needs.
The Advantages of Composite Veneers
If you are researching your various cosmetic dentistry options, there are several reasons to consider composite veneers. Their benefits include:
- Affordability: Composite veneers are a very economical choice. They can correct several different flaws in a single treatment. Although they do not typically last as long as porcelain veneers, if you are on a budget, they may be the optimal choice for you.
- Reversibility: Because the dentist will not need to remove any of your tooth structure, if you change your mind, you can remove the veneers later without compromising your oral health.
- Convenience: It is easy to care for veneers. You will simply need to brush, floss, and make routine dental visits, as usual.
- Little discomfort: When the dentist applies your composite veneers, it will involve little if any irritation.
Schedule a Consultation
If you desire a more stunning smile, composite veneers may be the solution. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment. We proudly serve patients from Powell, Karns, Farragut, Seymour, Maryville, Oak Ridge and the surrounding communities.