At Cary Family Dental in Cary, our smile makeover patients believe that life-changing cosmetic dentistry is a worthwhile investment. Indeed, for most people, the value of a healthy, attractive smile cannot be measured in dollars. We acknowledge, however, that cosmetic dentistry is not cheap.
Do you have to spend thousands of dollars to improve your smile? Actually, no. Today’s post focuses on the most affordable cosmetic dental procedures.
In many cases, dental bonding can be used to repair a tooth that has been chipped. Dental bonding material is a resin that Allan Acton applies to the damaged tooth.
When Allan Acton repairs a tooth with dental bonding, a pliable resin material is applied to the tooth. Dr. Acton expertly molds the material to create the desired shape. The resin is then hardened using a special light. After hardening, Dr. Acton performs any necessary trimming and shaping followed by a final polishing.
Beware of brand-new Raleigh area practices that advertise extremely low prices for dental bonding, veneers or dental implants. The precision and artistic ability required to achieve minuscule tolerances should not be undertaken by a beginner. Thoroughly research any new cosmetic dentist you are considering for any cosmetic dental procedures or complete smile redesign.
Most Cary people are aware that there are several different tooth whitening methods. Allan Acton recommends scheduling a tooth whitening consultation to discuss your options. Even inexpensive OTC tooth bleaching systems can be misused and result in tooth sensitivity, damage to tooth enamel, and irregular coloration.
Regarding the cost of teeth whitening: if you opt for an at-home system from a drugstore, you may have to buy several packages to achieve even a slight whitening. In-office whitening or a take home system from our office may be less expensive in the long run.