Maybe you have a chipped tooth after a baseball accident. Or your permanent teeth grew in a little crooked. Perhaps your teeth just look a little too short for your smile. Whatever your issue is, Dr. Fuming Li can reshape your smile with composite bonding and send you out the door with a straight, full, and beautiful set of pearly-whites.
What is Composite Bonding?
The composite bonding procedure utilizes a tooth-colored resin which we apply to the affected teeth. The resin hardens using a special light, bonding it to the teeth either to restore them or improve their appearance.
Composite bonding can:
- Repair chipped and cracked teeth
- Repair decayed teeth
- Improve the appearance of decayed teeth
- Close gaps
- Make teeth look longer
- Protect exposed roots
Composite Bonding in Voohees
The treatment itself begins when Dr. Fuming Li removes some surface enamel, allowing him to properly shape the composite resin to your tooth. After that, he will apply the bonding agent, add the composite resin and then cement it in place with his specialized light. When that’s finished, our cosmetic dentist will polish your teeth, and then you’re done! You’ll be able to walk out that very day with a smile that’s brighter and whiter than you’ve ever had.
Pros and Cons of Composite Bonds
- Most composite bonding procedures are relatively cheap
- Quick and easy—usually requires only one appointment
- Requires less enamel removal than crowns or veneers
- Most procedures don’t require anesthesia
- Composite resin is not as strong as real teeth
- Needs replacement after a few years
- Does not resist stains as well as crowns
Most dentists recommend composite bonding for small cosmetic defects in areas of very low bite pressure, like your front teeth.
Fix Chipped Teeth Today! Contact Dr. Li
If you’ve been living with stained, chipped, crooked or gapped teeth, you may be eligible for composite bonding. Dr. Fuming Li is an experienced professional and has restored thousands of smiles for patients throughout Southern New Jersey. If you’re ready to grin from ear to ear with a perfected smile, contact us to schedule the first appointment.
Have you ever dreamed of having a straight and white smile? One that positively sparkles when you grin for the camera? Thanks to porcelain Lumineers, perfect teeth aren’t only reserved for Hollywood stars.
What are Lumineers?
Lumineers are thin shells that fit over the front of your teeth. Thinner than traditional veneers, Lumineers offer patients the most comfortable, natural-looking cosmetic upgrade to discolored or damaged teeth.
Are Lumineers Right For Me?
Lumineers are custom designed to fix your individual problems. They’re versatile, minimally invasive and designed to be worry and discomfort-free.
Lumineers can revitalize:
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Worn dentition
- Misshapen or uneven teeth
- Chips and cracks
- Gapped teeth
- Old, worn dental work
The Lumineers Process
Because Lumineers are thinner than most veneers—about as thick as a contact lens—they are much easier to place and integrate into your smile. In only 2 easy visits, you could walk out of Dr. Li’s office with the smile of your dreams.
After your initial consultation, Dr. Li will take an impression of your upper and lower teeth and send the mold to a laboratory to have your customized Lumineers created. Unlike traditional veneers, Lumineers don’t require Dr. Fuming Li to alter your teeth, give you shots or unsightly acrylic temporaries.
Once your custom porcelain Lumineers have been made, you’ll return to our dental practice for placement. To secure the thin shells to your teeth, Dr. Li will moderately etch then bond each Lumineer to the teeth. After they’ve been placed, our dentist will check your bite to ensure that your cosmetic treatment to secure and won’t chip on contact.
And then you’re done! All it takes is 2 simple visits to get your perfect smile.
Contact Dr. Li to Learn More about Lumineers
If you’re unhappy with the state of your smile, consider porcelain Lumineers as your treatment of choice. These cosmetic restorations provide a host of benefits and can leave you with brighter and whiter teeth fit for the big screen. Contact us to see if this cosmetic dental treatment is right for you.
Have you been noticing that your morning cup or two of coffee has begun to make your smile look a little less than dazzling? Or have you been slacking on your oral health habits? At our Voorhees or Millville practices, we can equip you with the tools to brighten and whiten your smile from the comfort of your own home.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Take-home teeth whitening treatments consist of a concentration of hydrogen peroxide and provide excellent results after only a few weeks of use.
Dr. Fuming Li will provide you with a custom-fit tray which you can wear over your teeth. This keeps the whitening solution on the surface of your teeth and away from your sensitive gum tissues. The hydrogen peroxide concentration in your mouth tray will be much lower than traditional in-office treatments. The lower concentration makes it an option for patients with sensitive teeth.
The hydrogen peroxide solution attacks the stains on your enamel. By the end of your treatment, you’ll notice a significant change in the color of your teeth.
The Perks Of Having White Teeth
If you feel that your yellow or discolored smile is holding you back, you’re not alone. According to an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry poll, 99.7% of adults believe that a smile is an important asset. 96% believe that a good smile makes them more attractive to the opposite sex and 74% believe an unattractive smile can hurt one’s career.
- Improved Confidence: When you know that your teeth look amazing, you’re more likely to feel confident in your smile when you pose for pictures or go out with friends.
- Affordability: Teeth whitening treatments are much cheaper than traditional veneers and other cosmetic dental treatments.
- Greater Success:Studies have shown that the majority of people believe that a person’s appearance is an indication of their professional and financial success and trustworthiness.
Get A Dazzling Smile With Dr. Fuming Li
If you’ve been unhappy with a yellowed or stained smile, a teeth whitening solution is readily available with Dr. Fuming Li. All it takes is a quick consultation and oral health evaluation for you to get started. Call our locations in Voorhees or Millville today to schedule an appointment and learn more about how teeth whitening can improve your smile.
A straightened smile not only boosts your confidence but brings a plethora of health benefits as well. For those in Voorhees or Millville who need orthodontics but aren’t looking forward to metal braces, we offer solutions in the form of Invisalign® and Six Month Smiles®.
Why Choose Invisalign?
- A clear alternative– Invisalign works through a series of clear, removable aligners (invisible braces). Unlike the noticeable and intrusive brackets of traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are clear and much less noticeable, allowing you to straighten your smile in a convenient and metal-free way.
- Comfort– Patients who have had braces in the past report that their cheeks and lips can get caught in the metal brackets. This can be painful, frustrating and cumbersome. Invisalign aligners are removable, meaning that they won’t get in your way when you eat, play instruments and give public presentations.
- Healthier smile– Crooked or maligned teeth can be harder to clean and care for. As your teeth get straighter, those hard-to-reach places become less hard-to-reach, improving the overall health of your teeth and gums.
Dr. Fuming Li is a certified Invisalign dentist and has straightened many smiles.
Six Month Smiles – A Perfect Smile In No Time
Patients who have always wanted to straighten their front teeth without the inconvenience or cost of traditional braces can greatly benefit from Six Month Smiles. Six Month Smiles utilizes less noticeable, clear braces to gently align the front teeth in just 6 months.
Can Six Month Smiles Replace Traditional Braces?
If you’re looking to cosmetically improve your smile, Six Month Smiles are an ideal alternative to bulky metal braces.
At our Voorhees and Millville offices, we offer Six Month Smiles to teenage or adult patients who want braces to straighten their front teeth, but don’t want to invest the time or money into braces. This procedure is an effective way to help patients access more comprehensive cosmetic dental care in a short amount of time.
Contact Dr. Fuming Li and Learn if You’re a Candidate
Dr. Fuming Li believes that you shouldn’t have to live with a crooked smile any longer. With Invisalign or Six Month Smiles, you can transform your teeth in the quickest and most painless way possible. Contact our Voorhees or Millville practices to get started.
At Advanced Family Dental of South Jersey, our mission is to see our patients leave with brighter, whiter, and healthier teeth. With a healthy smile comes increased confidence, improved appearance, and even greater chances of success in work or school.
Sometimes, patients looking to straighten their teeth dread the idea of traditional metal braces, especially older teens or adults. Braces can be invasive, unsightly, and painful, which prevents a lot of adults from getting the orthodontic treatments that they need.
We want everyone to be able to attain the smile of their dreams – that’s why we offers Invisalign® clear braces for teens and adults in Voorhees and Millville, NJ.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign is a wonderful alternative to braces, helping patients with crooked teeth straighten their smiles without the use of metal wires, brackets, or expanders. Some of the advantages of Invisalign include:
Invisalign works through a series of clear, removable aligners (invisible braces). Unlike the noticeable and intrusive brackets of traditional braces, the treatment aligners are clear and much less obvious, allowing you to straighten your smile in a convenient and metal-free way. For adults in particular, this clear braces option means achieving a straighter smile has never been easier.
Patients who have had braces in the past report that their cheeks and lips can get caught in the metal brackets. This can be painful, frustrating and cumbersome. Invisalign aligners are removable, meaning that they won’t get in your way when you eat, play instruments, and give public presentations.
Crooked or maligned teeth can be harder to clean and care for. As your teeth straighten out, those hard-to-reach places become easier to clean, improving the overall health of your teeth and gums. While traditional braces can be difficult to navigate with floss, Invisalign aligners are removable, making daily cleaning and care a simple process.
Less Treatment Time
On average, treatment with these clear braces takes about a year to complete; however this timeline can vary from patient to patient. Another advantage of Invisalign is the limited number of dental visit required. Once you receive your first set of aligning trays, you’ll only need to visit our Invisalign dentist for adjustments and progress checks every 6-8 weeks. During these visits you’ll be provided with the next set of aligners, and instructions on when to swap them out.
Ready for a Straighter Smile? Contact our Invisalign Dentist Today
If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional metal braces, Invisalign may be your best bet. These aligners are comfortable, convenient, and highly effective for patients with looking to improve their smile without the hassle of metal braces. Let Dr. Fuming Li help you achieve the smile of your dreams and make an appointment today! We are proud to serve patients throughout New Jersey from our dental offices in Voorhees or Millville.
Let’s face it. Very few adults want braces. Not only are they highly noticeable when you smile or speak, they can also be uncomfortable, difficult to care for, and expensive. And as an adult, the last thing you want is a mouthful of metal for a year or more.
Dr. Fuming Li understands the hassles associated with traditional braces, but he also understands the importance of having a confident smile. That’s why he provides Six Month Smiles® to patients in Voorhees or Millville, NJ.
What is Six Month Smiles?
Six Month Smiles is a teeth-straightening treatment made for patients who don’t want to spend a year or two in traditional braces. This short term orthodontic procedure helps patients reap all of the benefits that metal braces provide without the need for lengthy treatment time.
Six Month Smiles has taken all of the best aspects of traditional braces and modified a few details. This has created an option for patients who want a common-sense orthodontic solution that will leave them smiling straighter and better than ever.
Why Our Patients Love Six Month Smiles
- Average treatment time of only 6 months
- The Lucid-Lok® clear brackets and tooth colored wires are almost unnoticeable
- Less expensive than traditional braces, aligner therapy, and veneers
- Low forces and short treatment time increases comfort, hygiene, and patient safety
- Patient Tray Kits™ ensure that your appointments will always be fast and comfortable
Is Six Month Smiles Right For You?
The great thing about Six Month Smiles is that most adults are qualified for the treatment. Six Month Smiles is ideal for patients looking for a cosmetic upgrade to your crooked visible teeth but don’t want to undergo the lengthy process that comes with traditional braces.
By focusing exclusively on your visible teeth rather than the entire jaw, Six Month Smiles work quickly and effectively, using low-force wires and clear brackets. The clear braces are far less visible than traditional metal braces, which makes them ideal for adults and professionals who want a minimally-invasive option.
Get Straighter Teeth in Less Time with Dr. Fuming Li
Dr. Fuming Li believes that you shouldn’t have to live with a crooked smile any longer. With Six Month Smiles, you can transform your teeth in the quickest and most painless way possible. Contact us to get started.