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 off dental issues.
Ask our dentist at Longwood Family Dentistry about composite veneers to enhance your smile. Call us at 407-332-6060 to schedule a consultation.
Invisalign is an excellent way to correct issues involving your alignment. To achieve a straight and beautiful smile, contact our office at Longwood Family Dentistry in Longwood, Florida to learn more about this treatment.
In teeth alignment, there are many treatments and procedures that exist in the world of cosmetic dentistry. Many people may choose Metal Braces to align their teeth; however, there are other options today that are worth considering. One choice in proven to be an effective alternative to metal braces is Invisalign.
Invisalign is a revolutionary addition to cosmetic dentistry. Made of SmartTrack® material, Invisalign aligners work to gently ease your teeth in place. These clear aligners are easy to use and can give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Below are some advantages that have made Invisalign a sought-after treatment.Read more about Invisalign
Lumineers may be suitable for teeth that are chipped or cracked, stained or discolored, misshapen, worn or slightly crowded. They're digitally designed to be ultra-thin (about as thin as a contact lens), so they can be applied seamlessly over your teeth to deliver a natural looking smile. This technique is best used with patients who have spacing in their smile and only minor tooth rotations.
Lumineers are a popular veneer option because they are a "minimal preparation" or "no-preparation" procedure. Lumineers do not require the dentist to grind, cut or file down any tooth structure for proper placement. The veneers are adhesively bonded to the facial (front) surface of the teeth, making the process as much of a minimally invasive procedure as possible.
The Lumineers Two-Visit Process
After your initial consultation, your dentist will take an impression of your upper and lower teeth and send the mold to a laboratory along with photos and other records that ensure the very best results for you. Unlike traditional veneers, there is typically no need for extensive drilling, shots or acrylic temporaries.
On your next visit, generally a couple weeks later, your dentist will place your Lumineers. Before they're bonded in place, it's important to try them on to ensure a good fit. Teeth are then moderately etched (covered with a protective coating) to prepare for placement and then bonded one by one.
Ask about Lumineers at Longwood Family Dentistry by calling us at 407-332-6060.
A smile makeover is the process of improving the appearance of your smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as:
- Dental veneers
- Composite bonding
- Tooth implants
- 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