Cosmetic Dentistry on a Budget
April 17, 2013 by Dr. Emanuel Layliev cosmetic dentistry
If your smile needs some work, you may think that you have to put off having any cosmetic dentistry work done because you can’t afford it. The truth is that the cost of restorative dentistry is now more affordable than ever, but there are some procedures that produce great results for significantly less money. Here are two procedures that, when combined, can affordably give you smile you’ve always longed for—even if you’re on a strict budget.
First Step: Teeth Whitening
The first thing you should do is to whiten your teeth so that your smile will shine. At the New York Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we use the Zoom! Teeth Whitening system for our teeth whitening procedures. You’ll have the option of having the procedure done in our office, which takes about an hour, or you can wear the trays in the comfort of your own home, which will take about two weeks. It’s important to reach the shade of white that you want before you take the next step because we’ve only had moderate success with whitening bonded teeth.
If you have cracked, broken, chipped teeth, or gaps between teeth that are causing you to be self-conscience, then you should know about composite bonding. At our New York Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, the dentist will use a resin or plastic putty to shape and correct the original tooth to make it look perfect. Next, he’ll use an UV light or laser to harden the substance. The dentist will match the putty to your tooth color and no one will know that you’ve had the procedure done. While some composite bonding procedures have endured for twenty years, the average time is five to ten years.
Get Your Smile Today
With today’s technology and the affordability of these dental procedures, there’s no reason that you can’t have the smile you’ve always wanted. Why don’t you make an appointment to see either Dr. Jeff Golub Evans or Dr. Emanuel Layliev. They are both experts at helping people realize their dreams of the perfect smile.