According to the America Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, nearly 100% of Americans believe a smile plays an important roll in person’s self confidence, and yet, less than half are happy with their smile. Composite veneers are a great option for people wanting a great looking smile on a limited budget. Dr. Manly Hutchinson is happy to now provide this alternative and affordable option to his patients.
Composite bonding, also called composite veneers, is a the easiest and least invasive of all smile make over procedures. It can easily correct chipped, decayed, fractured or discolored teeth. A simple procedure, composite bonding is often done in a single visit. After determining a patient’s individual needs, the dentist creates each veneer individually by applying a tooth colored resin directly onto the tooth. Very little of the original tooth, if any, is removed prior to the procedure making it painless as well.
Based on the amount of repair required, composite bonding generally is less expensive than porcelain veneers and can offer very similar results. Cosmedent, the material used by Dr. Hutchinson, can be expected to stain similarly to natural tooth material and these extrinsic stains can be removed at routine dental cleanings. Additionally, this state-of-the-art bonding material often lasts 10-15 years
What are the benefits of composite bonding?
- Minimally invasive
- Fast results – most often requires one visit
- Repairable if damaged
What are the disadvantages of composite bonding?
- Stains similarly to “real” teeth
- Lasts slightly less than porcelain veneers
- Severely overcrowded or teeth with moderate wear may benefit more from porcelain veneers
- Appearance dependent on technique of dentist
Who makes a good candidate for composite bonding?
Composite bonding is a wonderful alternative for almost anyone wishing to improve their smile for a lower cost than porcelain veneers. If you have teeth that are chipped or broken, stained, discolored, rotated, crooked, spaces between teeth, or uneven lengths, then composite bonding may be an excellent option. Adolescents through senior citizens can benefit from this smile enhancing procedure.