At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Lafayette, our smile redesign patients believe that life-changing cosmetic dentistry is a beneficial investment. Indeed, for most people, the value of a healthy, attractive smile cannot be measured in dollars. We recognize, however, that cosmetic dentistry is not cheap.
Do you have to spend thousands of dollars to enhance your smile? Actually, no. Today’s post focuses on the most affordable cosmetic dental procedures.
In many cases, dental bonding can be used to correct a tooth that has been chipped.
When Gordon West repairs a tooth with dental bonding, a pliable resin material is applied to the tooth. Dr. West expertly molds the material to create the desired shape. The resin is then hardened using a special light. After hardening, Dr. West performs any required trimming and shaping followed by a final polishing.
Beware of brand-new Boulder area practices that advertise unusually low prices for dental bonding, veneers, or dental implants. The proficiency and artistic ability required to attain 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 makeover.
Most Lafayette people are aware that there are several different tooth whitening procedures. Gordon West recommends scheduling a tooth whitening consultation to discuss your options. Even inexpensive OTC tooth bleaching systems can be misused and cause tooth sensitivity, damage to tooth enamel, and uneven coloration.
Regarding the cost of teeth whitening: if you choose an at-home system from a drugstore, you may have to buy several packages to obtain even slight whitening. In-office whitening or a take home system from our office may be more cost-effective in the long run.