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The Four of the Most Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Updated: May 17, 2023

At Encompass Dental and Wellness, we know that cosmetic dentistry can help enhance your smile and boost your confidence. However, many people shy away from getting cosmetic dentistry done because they believe it's too expensive. While some cosmetic dental procedures can be costly, there are many affordable options to improve your smile without breaking the bank.


Here are four of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry procedures that you should consider.

 

1) Composite Fillings

If you have a cavity, you need to get it filled to prevent further decay. Traditionally, dentists use metal fillings, but composite fillings are a more affordable and aesthetic option. Composite fillings are made of tooth-colored resin material that blends in with the natural color of your teeth. They are durable and long-lasting, and they look more natural than metal fillings. Composite fillings can also be used to fix small chips or cracks in your teeth, giving you a more even and polished smile. The process of getting a composite filling is relatively quick and painless, and the results are immediate. With proper oral hygiene, composite fillings can last for many years.

2) Crowns & Bridges

Crowns and bridges are two affordable options for restoring damaged or missing teeth. Crowns are dental caps that cover a damaged or decayed tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength. Bridges are dental prostheses that are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of a false tooth or teeth that are attached to neighboring teeth or implants. Crowns and bridges are made of a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, and metal. Porcelain and ceramic are the most popular materials because they look the most like natural teeth. Crowns and bridges are a long-term solution to restore your smile, and with proper care, they can last for many years.

3) Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are an affordable and discreet way to straighten your teeth without traditional braces. Clear aligners are made of a clear plastic material that is custom-fit to your teeth. They gradually move your teeth into the desired position, and you wear a new set of aligners every few weeks to continue the progress. Clear aligners are nearly invisible, and they are removable, which means you can eat and drink whatever you want during your treatment. The treatment time for clear aligners varies depending on the severity of your case, but most people can achieve their desired results in 6-12 months.

4) Veneers

Veneers are a thin shell of porcelain or composite resin material that is placed over the front of your teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers can be used to fix a variety of cosmetic dental issues, including stains, chips, gaps, and uneven teeth. They can also be used to improve the shape and size of your teeth. Veneers are a long-lasting and affordable option for improving your smile. The process of getting veneers involves removing a small amount of tooth enamel to make room for the veneer. Once the veneer is in place, it looks and feels like a natural tooth. With proper care, veneers can last for many years.

There are many affordable options for improving your smile through cosmetic dentistry. Composite fillings, crowns and bridges, clear aligners, and veneers are all effective ways to enhance the appearance of your teeth without breaking the bank. If you're interested in any of these procedures, talk to us today to determine which option is best for you. With Encompass Dental and Wells and the right treatment plan, you can achieve the smile of your dreams without sacrificing your budget.

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