At Excellence In Dentistry in Anchorage, our smile makeover patients believe that life-changing cosmetic dentistry is a worthwhile investment. Indeed, for most people, the value of a healthy, attractive smile cannot be measured in dollars. We acknowledge, however, that cosmetic dentistry is not cheap.

Do you have to spend thousands of dollars to improve your smile? Actually, no. Today’s post focuses on the most affordable cosmetic dental procedures.

Dental Bonding
In many cases, dental bonding can be used to repair a tooth that has been chipped. Dental bonding material is a resin that Kirk Johnson applies to the damaged tooth.

When Kirk Johnson repairs a tooth with dental bonding, a pliable resin material is applied to the tooth. Dr. Johnson expertly molds the material to create the desired shape. The resin is then hardened using a special light. After hardening, Dr. Johnson performs any necessary trimming and shaping followed by a final polishing.

Dental bonding is usually less pricey than porcelain veneers or dental crowns. Call us at (907) 349-0022 to discuss cosmetic dental financing options.

Beware of brand-new Eagle River area practices that advertise extremely low prices for dental bonding, veneers or dental implants. The precision and artistic ability required 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 cosmetic dental smile makeover.

Tooth Whitening
Most Anchorage people are aware that there are several different tooth whitening methods. Kirk Johnson 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 opt for an at-home system from a drugstore, you may have to buy several packages to achieve even a slight whitening. In-office whitening or a take home system from our office may be less expensive in the long run.