At Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS in Florissant, our smile makeover 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 acknowledge, 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 fix a tooth that has been chipped.
When Martin Buchheit repairs a tooth with dental bonding, a pliable resin material is applied to the tooth. Dr. Buchheit expertly molds the material to create the desired shape. The resin is then hardened using a special light. After hardening, Dr. Buchheit performs any necessary trimming and shaping followed by a final polishing.
Beware of brand-new St. Louis area practices that advertise uncommonly low prices for dental bonding, veneers, or dental implants. The competence and artistic ability required to realize 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 transformation.
Most Florissant people are aware that there are several different tooth whitening protocols. Martin Buchheit recommends scheduling a tooth whitening consultation to discuss your options. Even inexpensive OTC tooth bleaching systems can be misused and bring about tooth sensitivity, damage to tooth enamel, and irregular coloration.
Regarding the cost of teeth whitening: if you select an at-home system from a drugstore, you may have to buy several packages to achieve even slight whitening. In-office whitening or a take home system from our office may be more cost-effective in the long run.