Cosmetic Dentistry And Veneers Specialist

Daniel D Barry III, DDS

General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Union Square, San Francisco, CA

You can have the gleaming smile you have always dreamed of with cosmetic dentistry and veneers. As an expert cosmetic dentist, Daniel D. Barry III, DDS, offers advanced treatments to give you that brighter smile. Since Dr. Barry’s practice in Union Square, San Francisco provides many solutions when it comes to cosmetic dentistry, you don’t have to go anywhere else to restore your teeth. With a custom smile makeover, you can get a boost in confidence, starting with your first appointment.

Cosmetic Dentistry and Veneers Q & A

What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover often includes several different types of cosmetic dentistry treatments to help you achieve a breathtaking smile. Your treatment plan is tailored to suit your desired outcome, as well as your budget. Typical procedures may include:

  • Composite bonding
  • Inlays, onlays, and overlays
  • Dental veneers
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Teeth whitening

The goal is to perfect the size, symmetry, and shape of each tooth, as well as to brighten your shade of white.  While you may need to come in for several visits, in the end, you're going to see a whole new you!

How does composite bonding work?

Composite bonding is ideal for decayed, discolored, or mildly damaged teeth. First, Dr. Barry drills out any decay and reshapes the affected tooth. He applies white tooth-colored composite directly onto your tooth, cures it, and does a final sculpt of your tooth to ensure that it matches your surrounding teeth.

Composite bonding treatments become semi-permanent parts of your teeth. Not only is this one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry options, but it also quickly restores your tooth appearance in one visit.

How do inlays, onlays, and overlays differ from fillings?

A filling is a soft material which your dentist applies to a tooth after cleaning out any decay or debris.

To repair a large cavity on the crown, or top, of the tooth, Dr. Barry takes molds of the tooth and has the material manufactured outside of the office.

Then the hardened onlay is placed on the tooth, the inlay covers the inside edges (or cusp) and the top of the tooth, and the overlay covers the entire upper area of the tooth: The top and both edges of the cusp.

Are veneers permanent?

Dental veneers are long-lasting, but not permanent.

Once you decide to get dental veneers, they're a lifetime commitment, since the process involves removing a small amount of tooth enamel. That makes it easier for your veneers to adhere to your teeth and makes room for them to fit correctly.

You care for veneers just as you do your natural teeth —  daily brushing and regular dental checkups. The better you care for your veneers and overall oral health, the longer they last. With proper cleanings, expect to enjoy your new smile for up to 10 years or more.

Don’t be uncomfortable with your smile! Book your smile makeover consultation by calling the office of Daniel D. Barry III, DDS, San Francisco, California, or use the online booking feature.