Your smile says a lot about you, and if you are not happy with how your teeth look, it might impact more than just how often you smile. When you feel good about your smile, you exude confidence to others, which can positively impact all areas of your life. That’s why Drs. Ryan Lepore and Erin Dougherty, dentists at Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry in Dunedin, Florida, provide a wide array of cosmetic dentistry options, such as composite resin veneers to enhance your smile.
What are Composite Resin Veneers?
Composite resin veneers are one of the two most common dental veneers. They are used to hide imperfections in your teeth, such as:
- Small chips
- Permanent discoloration or staining
- Mild tooth misalignment
- Small gaps
Because the composite resin material cannot fill in large gaps or spaces, it is best suited for minor adjustments to your smile rather than issues such as large breaks/chips, big gaps between teeth, or lengthening very short teeth. If you are interested in correcting one or more of these issues, other treatments offered at Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry, such as porcelain veneers or orthodontics, maybe a better choice.
How composite resin veneers are placed
One of the things patients love most about composite resin veneers is that they can be done in only one visit. After consulting with you to determine whether they are the best option for your individual oral health needs and goals, Dr. Lepore or Dr. Dougherty will perform the following steps to place your composite resin veneers:
- Remove a modest amount of tooth structure to enable the placement of the veneer without making your tooth look bulky or large; typically, with composite resin veneers, less tooth structure needs to be removed than with porcelain veneers
- Apply the composite resin material, layer by layer, and sculpt it until it has the ideal shape for natural-looking, beautiful results. Each layer is hardened with a special light to cure the material in place
- Polish the veneer for a pearly white smile
Learn whether you are a good candidate. If the appearance of your teeth is holding you back, we encourage you to take the next step towards feeling confident about your smile by calling Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry. In a personalized consultation, you can learn more about composite resin veneers and other options available at our practice for enhancing your smile.
Drs. Lepore and Dougherty combine years of experience with artistry and precision to give you the smile you want. Call us today! Our Dunedin, FL, office can be reached at (727) 608-4690.