Dental Veneers and Bonding
West Palm Beach, FL
Cosmetic dentistry doesn't have to be extensive, time consuming or expensive. There are steps we can take to dramatically improve the look of your smile that are faster, easier and less expensive.
At Roy C. Blake III, DDS, MSD, Maxillofacial Prosthodontist, we have seen many advancements when it comes to ceramic veneers. The materials used today are both thinner and more durable. In a treatment that almost seems magical, we can help you have perfect looking teeth in just two office visits.
Dental bonding can also make a dramatic difference. With today’s ceramic filling material, we can repair chips, close gaps and with our master like skill, give your teeth a perfect appearance. Let our team show how these easy cosmetic procedures work.
Ceramic veneers are thin sheets of medical-grade ceramic. This thin shell can be adhered to your tooth’s front surface giving your tooth exactly the look you want. The magic is in both the product but also the customization. Each veneer is individually crafted for each person as everyone’s teeth are unique, as is the look you’re trying to achieve. Our patients love them because the improve the smile while looking natural.
How Ceramic Veneers Work
During your initial appointment, we’ll discuss what result you want to achieve before examining your teeth to make sure that this is achievable. Veneers can be used to make your natural teeth appear more even, to add or take away length, or to close gaps. They can also cover chips and hide stains.
After we have discussed the treatment you are seeking, we will then prepare the tooth by removing a tiny portion, about 1/2mm of your enamel. This removal is necessary to create room for the veneer. We will also shape the tooth for fit. We will then create a mold of your teeth to send to the dental lab whose job it is to construct your new veneers. You will be fitted with temporary veneers until the permanent ones are being fabricated.
Once we have received your permanent veneers, we will then schedule an appointment with you to check the fit, make any alterations and then cement the veneers in place.
Dental veneers can give you the look of having had braces or dental crowns for less cost. The price can range depending on the work being done, but typically, they’ll cost between $925 and $2,500 per tooth. This may seem expensive but is less than more extensive options and they should last 10 – 15 years with proper care.
Dental bonding is a great technique that our patients are often surprised and excited to learn about. We can make simple repairs, and even close gaps, with ceramic filling material. Known as bonding, ceramic composite filler adheres to the tooth, meaning we can add it and then sculpt it to fit your needs.
Composite filler is a blend of quartz material and resin, we are able to match it to the color of your teeth and mold it to the desired shape. You may have had teeth filled following the removal of decay which left a cavity. In the past, composite was represented as the inferior product to silver amalgam, but the material used today is stronger, more durable and often preferred for both its ability to adhere and tooth coloring. We can take that same material and use it to correct small problems in your teeth.
With composite material, we are able to:
||Close Gaps: Do you have gapped front teeth? You may not require braces or veneers, inquire if dental bonding will do the trick.
||Fix Chips and Cracks: We can cover chips, repair cracks, and seal your teeth from bacteria and exposure with filling material.
||Hide Discolorations: If you have discolored teeth from fluorosis or other intrinsic stains, or if you just have discolored teeth from coffee drinking or smoking that just doesn’t seem to lighten from standard polishing or whitening, we can cover the surface of your teeth with filling material.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Find out if you are a candidate for dental veneers or composite bonding. Call (561) 296-3399 to schedule your consultation appointment now!