At William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in San Antonio, our smile transformation patients believe that life-changing cosmetic dentistry is a worthwhile investment. Indeed, for most people, the value of a healthy, desirable smile cannot be measured in dollars. We agree, however, that cosmetic dentistry is not cheap.
Do you have to spend thousands of dollars to upgrade 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.
When William Stewart repairs a tooth with dental bonding, a pliable resin material is applied to the tooth. Dr. Stewart expertly molds the material to create the desired shape. The resin is then hardened using a special light. After hardening, Dr. Stewart performs any needed trimming and shaping followed by a final polishing.
Dental bonding is generally less expensive than porcelain veneers or dental crowns. Call us at 210-493-3040 to discuss cosmetic dental financing options.
Beware of brand-new San Antonio area practices that advertise very low prices for dental bonding, veneers, or dental implants. The know-how and artistic ability necessary 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 makeovers.
Most San Antonio people are aware that there are several different tooth whitening protocols. William Stewart 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 elect 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.