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Go Contaminate Someone – Or 5 Immediate Reasons to Smile!

You can change your life by smiling! You can change someone else’s life by smiling. It is easy and costs nothing. And it is a great way to enhance your experience in the moment. As has been said, smiling is contagious – go contaminate someone!

Here are two of our amazing patients whom can now smile with confidence.

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1. Smiling Makes Us Attractive

People who smile draw us in.  Smiling people are attractive – we want to know them.  We want to figure out what is so good.   Upside down smiles — frowns, scowls and grimaces — all push people away.  What draws people in is a smile. This can be noticed everywhere you go.  Star t to notice what new results happen in your life as a result of you intentionally smiling!

2. Smiling Changes Our Mood

Try smiling when you are experiencing  a negative emotion.  Often your mood will alter for the better.   Smiling can actually trick the brain into helping you change your mood.  Endorphins flood in. We feel better and our mood changes.

3. Smiling Is Contagious

Smiling changes empowers the space around you.   A smiling person exudes happiness and can transfer that happiness to others.  It is a game changer.  Smile a lot and you will draw people into you.

4. Smiling Helps You Stay Positive

You can transform your life in a moment’s notice.  Keep stress and worry at bay by smiling.  Try this simple test: Smile. Now think of something negative without losing the smile.  It’s hard.  When we smile our brain is sending the rest of our body a message like that motto:  “Life is Good!”

5. Smiling Makes You Seem Successful

Notice that successful people smile a lot  They appear more confident, like go getters.  Often people who smile a lot have good jobs, or get promoted more or are likely to be appreciated by others more often.  Try putting on a smile at meetings or at an appointments and notice how people treat you.  This is a fun one to test out.

Anyone of these actions can ‘contaminate’ your life or or that of another….have fun trying them all out!

Lasers and Dental Technology

Dental Technology at the Center for Esthetic Dentistry, LLC

We have all had experiences in dental offices where everything seems wildly outdated.  You look around the office and see posters that have not been updated since the 1980’s, with models sporting wild colored sweaters and smiling brightly.  While you are in the dentist’s chair, you feel like every tool could use a fresh makeover, as you keep thinking, “There has to be better technology out there now, right?”

At the Center for Esthetic Dentistry, LLC, you can rest assured that the only feeling you will feel in our dental office is ‘comfortable.’  We outfit our office with the latest dental technology, information, and techniques to ensure that you are always comfortable and that each procedure is as efficient as possible.  Throughout this blog, you will learn more about Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD’s commitment to dental technology, and find out what procedures might be right for you.  Keep reading to learn more.

Our Dental Procedures Combined with Technology

We know how valuable our patients’ time is, and we strive to provide procedures that help our patients achieve their dream smiles with less recovery time.  Some of our most popular forms of dental technology include:

  • Laser Dentistry– with laser dentistry, Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD is able to reconstruct gummy smiles, adjust gum lines, and help with a variety of gum issues.  The procedure is quick, relatively painless, and can yield dramatic results in one office visit.
  • Invisalign- with Invisalign clear orthodontic aligners, you can straighten your teeth in less time than you thought possible, without anyone knowing that your are transforming your smile.  There are no wires, no brackets, and you are still able to eat all of the foods that you enjoy during the process.  Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD creates a treatment plan that works with your individual case so that you can attain the best results possible.
  • Smile Designing- Yes we design smiles!  Our cosmetic dentistry / smile design procedure allows you to go through four successive stages; each one fine tunes what eventually becomes your most natural and beautiful smile.  It does not require any more time and yet leaves you refreshed; younger looking and feeling.  As they say…you will be glad you went for it!
  • Teeth Whitening- we offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening procedures to help you attain a whiter and brighter smile.  With our in-office Zoom! Whitening procedure, you can leave the dental office in one-hour with teeth multiple shades brighter and a smile that years younger.
  • Oral Hygiene – We have an unique approach that allows our patients to have the cleanest and healthy mouths in Southern New England. It is centered around massaging rather than brushing.  It is kinder and more healthful for your gums.  Your teeth will outlast you with this innovative approach to caring for your smile.

Our dental technology helps patients to achieve their most beautiful smiles quickly and without pain.  Contact Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD to learn more about what dental technology can do for you.

Learn More about Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD

If you are interested in learning more information about Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD and her team, then do not hesitate to contact our New Haven dental office.  We will gladly answer all of your questions, and offer guidance as to which dental procedures might serve your needs best.

Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD is dedicated to making your dental experiences as positive as possible.  To learn what the Emergency Dentist in Newington CT difference is, please call our office today to set up a dental appointment. Learn how technology and artistry combine to create beautiful smiles with Dr. Lerch.

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The Transformation of ST

A Patient Story

Patient-StoryLet Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD introduce to you a wonderful young man, whom we will refer to as ST.  We fell in love with ST the very first day we met him.  His quiet, respectful, and humble manner impressed us all.  So did the fact that he hid his smile.  We wanted to take on the transformation of ST.  When someone comes into our office not being able to smile and then eventually leaves with the ability to grin like a Chesire Cat – THAT is a transformation!  Their ENTIRE life changes:  self-expression explodes, smiles abound, happiness comes knocking at their door, ideas that were dreams start coming true.  It is an amazing adventure and it happens EVERY time when the reason for not smiling is addressed!

By age 24, ST and his parents had tried everything to get his teeth even, white and bright.  Due to a series of childhood events, ST’s enamel was damaged and no matter how much fluoride therapy or brushing skills or whitening products were used, ST’s smile just never blossomed. Even after dental bonding, the results just did not do ST justice.

In the consultation we talked about dental porcelain veneers. ST’s teeth were strong under the damage and stained outer enamel, strong enough to support veneers.  Further ST has begun to show a real commitment to his home oral hygiene care.  Finally his teeth were in the right place, so the foundation of his bite did not need any changes.              

(Proper tooth placement is key to a beautiful smile, both for functionality of the bite and long term stability.  Proper placement also aids ease of home care.)

ST was a wonderful and willing partner in his appointments.  His first appointment included a dental cleaning, full dental records including radiographs, pre-op models and photographs. The appointments were laid out to him, all his questions answered and forms signed.  The most important aspect here was for ST to pick the style of teeth he wanted.  Square? Oval?  Long laterals or short? Pointed canines or rounded?  There are many choices that go into creating a beautiful smile.

The second appointment was his preparation appointment.  Once the old enamel was removed and any lingering decay removed, an impression was taken of ST’s teeth, teeth and midline location.  Provisional teeth were made from his original models that began to give ST the look and feel of his soon to be new porcelain teeth.  They were lightly cemented in and off he went to experience life with a new smile.

The day arrived for his third appointment.  This is always a try-in appointment and very often also a cement appointment. This is a very special and often emotional day.  What people have been waiting for, often for their whole lives, is about to come true.  As it did for ST.  His provisionals were removed, his teeth cleaned, and his beautiful porcelain slivers placed gently on his teeth.  “WOW!” we all said almost immediately – a home run for ST!  There was so much excitement in the office. ST was moved to tears.  We were moved to tears.  ST was going home with his new smile and nothing was going to stop that today!!!

After the final piece of extra bonded cement was removed, and after we had gone over the new home care instructions ST needed to know and after his bite was thoroughly adjusted, checked and rechecked, ST got to walk around and practice smiling.  You see after years of not smiling, it takes something to remember how to.  It takes practice.  And we could see that he was well on his way to mastering his new smile.

Two weeks later these photos were taken.  You can almost feel the difference!

“My experience with Dr. Lerch and her team was fantastic. Every step of the way they were there to make me feel 110% comfortable and confident in my teeth and care. Thank you so much.  I love my new smile!!!”  – ST                          

Cosmetic Dentistry and Insurance

 

Cosmetic Dentistry

You have wanted to make some changes to your smile for as long as you can remember.  You flip through magazines and the first thing that pops out at you are the models’ beautiful smiles, not today’s fashion trends.  You have been waiting for the right time to transform your smile, but are unsure what you can afford.

Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD can help you understand the costs that are associated with cosmetic dentistry and how to navigate the dental insurance maze.  Through this blog, you will learn about cosmetic dentistry, insurance, and how Dr. Lerch works to make your dream smile possible.

Dental Insurance Paired with Cosmetic Dentistry

Insurance can be tricky to understand, but we work with you to make the process as simple as possible.  While most cosmetic dentistry procedures are not covered by regular dental insurance, we will help you to understand what is covered by your own personal dental insurance, and then find a payment plan that works for your own budget.

Dr. Summer Lerch offers a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures, including:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental bonding
  • Porcelain Veneers

At the Center for Esthetic Dentistry, we can find a payment method so that your dream smile can become reality.  Contact our dental team today to learn more about dental insurance and creating a smile that you want to show to the word.

Learn More about Dental Insurance and Your Smile

To find out more information about your own dental insurance and cosmetic dentistry, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Lerch and her dental team.  We will help you understand your dental coverage and find out what is covered by your insurance coverage.

At the Center for Esthetic Dentistry, we do not want anyone to feel like they cannot afford a beautiful smile.  To find out how Dr. Lerch and her team can help, contact our New Haven practice today.

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The Cost of Invisalign

Transforming Your Smile

You can remember the days when it seemed like everyone had braces. You would walk down the halls and see every middle-school teen with brackets strapped onto their teeth.

You were never one of those kids however.  You never had braces, but always dreamed of straighter teeth.  That dream has lasted into your adult life.  But now, you cannot imagine having braces—the corporate world is not like the high school hallways.  Braces would not add to a professional image, but you would still like to make your dream smile a reality.

Ther is where Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD can help.  Dr. Lerch recommends Invisalign for her patients, to help them gain a beautiful smile without the use of traditional braces.  Through this blog, you will gain a little more insight into what the Invisalgn clear aligner system is and what it can do to transform your smile.

Considering Invisalign

The Invisalign system is comprised of clear aligners that are changed every two weeks to shift you teeth further into the correct position.  Dr. Lerch creates a detailed treatment plan that outlines your progress with Invisalign.

Invisalign aligners are clear and fit into your mouth like retainers.  These aligners allow for you to smile without anyone noticing that you are changing your teeth.  With Invisalign, you can also eat, drink, and brush your teeth without any interruptions to your life.  Simply remove the aligners when you eat so you can enjoy your favorite foods.  And when you need to brush your teeth, remove the aligner and brush and floss like normal.  No need to learn new routines or avoid your favorite foods.

Invisalign technology makes it simple to blend into your every day life.  You can feel confident that you are creating a smile that you can be proud of, and confident that your life does not have to be disrupted to achieve the results.

“But what about the cost?” you might be thinking.  “Surely this must be more expensive than traditional braces.”  Invisalign is actually priced at a comparable rate to braces, meaning that you will not have to pay more to straighten your teeth.  You can learn more about the cost of Invisalign with this calculator (http://www.invisalign.com/Cost/Pages/dental-insurance-options.aspx) and by contact Dr. Lerch and her team, who can decipher insurance information and help you understand your financial contribution.

Invisalign can help you change the way that you look at your smile.  If you are ready to make a subtle yet dramatic change to your smile, contact Dr. Lerch and her team.

Find Out More about Invisalign Clear Aligners

If you would like to learn more about Invisalign, contact Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD today.  Dr. Lerch will answer all of your questions about Invisalign, help you understand if you are a good candidate, and give you information about insurance coverage and cost.

You deserve to have your dream smile become reality.  With Invisalign, you can achieve ther smile in less time than you thought possible, with less pain, and without anyone realizing that you are making a dramatic change.  Find out more about ther dental technology by contacting Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD today!

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Porcelain Bridges

Considering Restorative Dentistry

You wake up and head to the shower, eager to start your day.  You have had a relaxing weekend and are ready to head back to the office to put some of your ideas to the test.  You place the final touches on your ensemble, and begin to brush your teeth.

As you look at your smile in the mirror, you begin to notice that you really need to visit the dentist.  “It looks like now is the time that I really need to consider a dental bridge,” you say to yourself. “Time to see what can be done for this gap from missing teeth.”

This is where Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD can help.  Dr. Lerch is an expert at creating smiles that are not only beautiful, but also functional for her patients as well.   Through this blog, you will learn about porcelain bridges and find out what they can do to enhance your smile. To find out more, keep reading the ‘Art of Smiles’ blog!

Benefits of Porcelain Bridges

Dental bridges are used to bridge the gap between one or multiple missing teeth.  A bridge is created with two crowns for the teeth that are on either side of the gap.  These teeth are called abutment teeth and can be created from gold, alloys, or porcelain.  The bridges are traditional supported by natural teeth, but dental implants also allow for support.

Porcelain bridges look natural and have the similar luminosity of real teeth.  Some of their other benefits include:

  • The ability to restore a smile
  • Able to restore ability to chew and speak
  • Help to maintain the shape of the face by replacing missing teeth
  • Distribute forces of the bite properly
  • Help keep teeth from moving out of position
  • A bridge looks and functions like natural teeth
  • All-porcelain bridges do not leave a gray line around the gum line resulting in a more natural look.

Porcelain bridges can be a safe and effective option to restoring a smile and yielding beautiful results.  If you have one tooth or many teeth that are missing, do not hesitate to contact Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD to learn more about dental bridges.  Dr. Lerch will explain the differences in dental materials, and help you find an option that is best suited for you.

Find Out More about Porcelain Bridges

If you would like to find out more about dental bridges, please contact our Lerch dental team for more information.  We will answer all of your questions about porcelain bridges, and help you understand all of you restorative dental options.

You deserve to have a smile that is not only beautiful but function, and makes you feel confident all of the time.  To learn how such a smile can be possible with porcelain bridges, contact Dr. Lerch’s New Haven office at 203-624-5256. Let us show you the difference a smile transformation can make on your life today.

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Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist

Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist

You are heading back to your hometown in two months for your 10- year high school reunion.  You just went to the mall and found a new outfit that will be perfect for the evening’s events.  Also, you are trying to find out if a different hairstyle might be a good fit for your features too.  There is just one ‘to-do’ that still remains on your list—your smile.

Your smile has never been what you have wanted.  Maybe you have chips in your teeth.  Maybe there is a gap that you have never been too fond of in between your front teeth.  Or maybe your teeth just are not as white and luminous as you would like.   Whatever the reason for a change in smile, Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD is here to help.

Through this blog, you will learn about what makes up a good cosmetic dentist, and how you can make your dream smile become reality in less time than you ever thought possible.  Keep reading to learn more!

What Makes a Good Cosmetic Dentist?

When it comes to cosmetic dentists, there are plenty of options.  You might find yourself overwhelmed deciding who is the best choice for you!  While there are multiple options for choosing a cosmetic dentist, it is important to keep the following in mind during your search:

  • Experience: you wouldn’t have the body of your car redone by anyone other than an expert, so why would you consider doing it with your teeth?  Dr. Lerch has over 30 years of experience providing patients with expert dental care.
  • Procedures- quality options allow for you have multiple roads to achieving your dream look.  Dr. Lerch offers a wide variety of cosmetic procedure choices ranging from teeth whitening to porcelain veneers to tooth bonding.  All of these options allow for you to find the procedure that will work best for you.
  • Holistic Care- when you visit a dentist, you do not want to be treated for just your teeth, you want to be treated for the good of both oral and general health.  Dr. Lerch truly cares about her patients, and enjoys the joy that cosmetic dentistry can bring to them.  She ensures that each one of her patients feel comfortable and at ease when in her office while also understanding what a procedure entails.
  • Answers Your Questions- when choosing a cosmetic dentist, you should know all of the answers to your questions, no matter how complex or how simple.

Dr. Lerch is proud to offer cosmetic dentistry that makes her patients smile their most beautiful smiles.  Learn more about what makes our New Haven practice special by calling us at 203-624-5256 or visiting https://www.theartofsmiles.com/cosmetic-dentistry today!

Consider a Smile Transformation Today!

If you think that cosmetic dentistry might be a good fit for you, or if you have any questions about what the procedures entail, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Summer Lerch.  Dr. Lerch and her team will answer any questions that you have about our services and help you understand what will work to help you achieve your dream results.

You deserve to have the smile that you always wanted.  Let Dr. Lerch help make these dreams come true.  Contact the Lerch team today!

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Invisalign Versus Traditional Braces

Transforming the Look of Your Smile

You look into the mirror and start thinking about your smile.  You have always wanted straighter teeth, but braces never seemed to fit into the plan.  Throughout middle school and high school, you remember watching as countless friends who went through braces had a miraculous transformation a few years later; you remember their radiant smiles.

Today, you cannot even imagine having braces.  Your job requires that you always dress ‘to the nines’, your social and community life is very active; between that and your family life there is not too much time to head to multiple orthodontist appointments.  So what are your options for straightening your teeth now?

Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD has the answer.  Dr. Lerch knows the importance of having a beautiful smile that you love, and with Invisalign technology, Dr. Lerch can help you to achieve your dream smile.  Through this blog, you will see how Invisalign compares to traditional braces, and find why it is never too late to consider straightening your pearly whites.  Keep reading to learn more…

Braces or Invisalign?

A straight, beautiful, full smile is now available to everyone through the use of clear, invisible trays.  Just because you never had your teeth straightened when you were in early adolescence doesn’t mean that you cannot change the look of your smile in adulthood.  With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth without everyone knowing that you are making subtle changes to the look of your smile.

The Invisalign system is comprised of invisible aligners that gradually shift your teeth into your ideal smile. With the help of Invisalign technology, Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD creates a plan for you that only requires you changing your aligners every two weeks and having dental visits every six weeks.   All you do is wear the clear aligners 24/7 except to eat, drink, and brush your teeth.

Unlike traditional braces, you can remove Invisalign aligners whenever you like.  While it is recommended that you wear your aligners continuously, you can always remove the aligners for special events.  You do not have to monitor what you eat; you just remove the aligners and eat what you want.  Since you also remove these aligners when you clean your teeth, you do not have to learn a new way to brush and floss your teeth.

With Invisalign, you also do not have to deal with any cuts or scrapes along the gums and tongue like you do with braces.  In addition, the time required for most adults to wear Invisalign is approximately one year.  This timeframe can be substantially less that that of traditional braces.

During an initial consultation, Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD will consult with you to see if Invisalign is a good fit for your smile and tooth position.  It really is possible to have the smile that you want, in less time than you ever imagined, without anyone noticing that you are changing your smile!

Learn More about Invisalign

Since 95% of people say that an attractive smile is the first attribute that is noticed about another, you do not need to wait; Invisalign and Dr. Lerch can give you the smile of your dreams in a short, easy time period.  We invite you to  call Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD and her dental team.   Smile your most beautiful smile today!  Please contact our office at 203-624-5256.

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Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD. Invisalign.  https://www.theartofsmiles.com/invisalign

Invisalign. Why Invisalign?   http://www.invisalign.com/Why-Invisalign/Pages/Default.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Invisalign or Not to Invisalign

We love Invisalign therapy here at the Center for Esthetic Dentistry, LLC.  It is the perfect, easy, healthy, ESTHETIC solution to crowded teeth, or for an uneven smile or if you have unhealthy gums due to tooth position.

Invisalign is fun for you the patient and us, the staff.  The technology of the Invisalign set up is educational while the treatment is easy and relatively painless for you as you undergo the tooth movement.  Invisalign is an option we offer in our art of smiles menu to give people the smile they have always wanted, a smile that inspires life!

Research has shown that when teeth are in their proper position several things can occur.

  1. Gum health improves.  When teeth are in their normal position, brushing is immediately more effective and flossing is easier.  Anything that makes dental home care easier helps makes your mouth healthier and your gums tighter.
  2. Your dental bite evens out.  With an even, normal bite, your chewing is more effective.  This gives more relief to your chewing muscles, making your bite easier too.  Digestion starts in the mouth, so your nutrition and nutrient uptake is facilitated sooner and more effectively.
  3. With your bite even, you are also under less stress.  You know when you wake up in the morning and your facial muscles are sore that you have been grinding your teeth.  With your teeth in their proper position you have less reason to grind your teeth so your muscles relax. You sleep better.
  4. You smile more.  When you are happy with your teeth, when you like how they look, you NATURALLY smile more.  When you smile more you send out positive energy around you; you are better liked and life flows easier.  This positiveness helps the brain excrete hormones like endorphins that make you feel better.  This is not a trifle matter.

We really like giving all the above benefits to people.  Life is stressful enough.  If you have a smile you do not like, it affects your emotional and physical being.  We like it when people smile more.  That is a really good thing for you, for all of us and for the world around you.  Invisalign does that for a person.  Want more info?  Or need a consultation?  Please call Gail at 203-624-5256 or email her at Gail@theartofsmiles.com.  We look forward to see you!

OMG What To Do? The Perfect Smile: Cosmetic Resin Bonding or Porcelain Veneers?

I am often asked this question:  “What should I do Doc?  I want a beautiful smile, which treatment is best for me?

The good news is there is not a “right” answer; there is what is “right” for you!  Here are some points to consider:

Beauty:  In the hands of a very skilled cosmetic dentist, cosmetic (resin) bonding can surpass the beauty of porcelain veneers.  In the hands of a skillful dental laboratory technician a porcelain veneer cannot be beat.  So really to make your decision based on beauty alone you must make sure that your dentist is qualified to preform either.  I would find an AACD Accredited dentist; someone who has been board tested on the finer details of cosmetic dentistry and has the acknowledged skills to be able to perform either of these services.  She or he will help you make the right decision for your smile needs and you can feel confident that they have the skills to preform either service for you.   We are an AACD Accredited office.

Longevity:  There is no question that porcelain veneers will keep their shape, color, beauty longer than cosmetic bonding. Porcelain does not wear; does not discolor with long term chewing or coffee/tea use; does not lose it subtle beautiful colorations with time.  Cosmetic bonding is a resin based material, a hardened plastic and with time (over 5-10 years) will wear, discolor, change shape and lose its initial natural beauty.  Porcelain veneers, being a high intensity, heat/oven fired material, like a porcelain vase will not change it shape, lose its color nor be affected by constant brushing.  Porcelain veneers can wear from excessive chewing, i.e. grinding of one’s teeth and even this will be a very subtle change over the course of 5-10 years.

Preparation of Natural Teeth:  This is much harder question to answer and if a big concern for you should be discussed with your dentist before any treatment is done.  To get a beautiful result, the dentist (cosmetic bonding) or the laboratory technician (porcelain veneers) needs to have enough room for the material to shine.  For a small number of smiles this can be a simple over lay of the teeth in which case there is no tooth change (preparation) needed.  This approach, for either treatment option, would work where the teeth are small and / or pushed back. Most of us do not have that luxury.  Usually teeth are in the basic right spot and might be overlapped or too big; might be discolored; or have many colors across the front from old cavities, stained fillings or age related dark color; or the teeth might be too worn with time and the bite needs to be built back up.  These are all indication that minor to extensive tooth preparation is needed.  This will allow the dentist or technician to have the room to create a beautiful, harmonious smile.  If the teeth are not prepared correctly then your smile could include teeth that are too small for your face, or too bulky / bucky for your lips, or too unnatural in the final color / result to fit in with your remaining teeth.

Time:  Both procedures require an initial consult / new patient exam and necessary current radiographs. Some offices like to take initial models and photographs too. (We certainly do to get the maximum information we can on your smile.)  Then some offices have a treatment planning appointment to go over all the pro’s and con’s of the procedure you have chosen, sign informed consent forms, review what to expect and finalize payment arrangements. Thereafter cosmetic dental bonding can be performed in a half to full day depending on the number of teeth.  Presto you are done!  Porcelain veneers take minimally two appointments two weeks apart, one for the preparation / impression of your teeth and the other for the delivery of your new teeth.  Finally both types of treatment should include a return visit a week to two later to check margins, fit, ease of oral hygiene procedures, bite and your satisfaction.  Fact is we tell our patients to write down all their questions / concerns so we can address them at the next appointment. The fee for this often is included in the initial quoted fee.

Cost:  Cosmetic dental bonding is about one-half to two-thirds the cost of porcelain veneers.  Porcelain veneers due to the necessary longer appointment times and the involvement of an outside dental laboratory will always cost more than cosmetic bonding. Many offices have third party financing options available too to help you out.

In the long term your smile is really priceless; the benefits of being able to smile naturally and laugh out loud with confidence and joy with bring you a happiness beyond your wildest expectations!

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