Cosmetic Dental Bonding with a “SMILE LIFT”
Give your face a “SMILE LIFT” with Dental Bonding – Dr. Drew B. Morvant DDS
Cosmetic Dental Bonding is a procedure that can be used to make small, cosmetic changes to the front of a tooth. Dr. Morvant DDS uses bonding to repair cracks, chips and flaws in teeth or to whiten them for a gentle “face lift” as an alternative to more lengthy cosmetic procedures. With Dental Bonding, a tooth-colored resin material is applied to the surface of a tooth and hardened with a special light, which ultimately “bonds” the material to the tooth to restore or improve person’s smile. Dental bonding can be a more affordable alternative to crowns and veneers, but porcelain crowns and veneers can provide longer-lasting results.
What is Dental Bonding? What can cosmetic dentistry fix?
Cosmetic Dental Bonding is an option that can be considered when you have the following dental issues:
-> To repair decayed, chipped, or cracked teeth
-> To improve the appearance of discolored teeth
-> To close spaces between teeth
-> To make teeth look longer or change the tooth shape
-> As a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
-> Protect the tooth’s root due to when gums recede
How much does Comestic Dental Bonding Cost? New Patient Consultation
The first step in any cosmetic procedure is to do a full examination of your teeth and mouth and then review with you the different options to give you a beautiful smile. Many cosmetic procedures can be done without cutting or with minimal preparation — and affordability, and yet make a tremendous difference to your smile. To make a dental appointment, call us at 504.887.2428.
Advantages of Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures. Unlike veneers and crowns, which are customized tooth coverings that must be manufactured in a laboratory, bonding usually can be done in one office visit unless several teeth are involved. Another advantage, compared with veneers and crowns, is that the least amount of tooth enamel is removed. Also, unless dental bonding is being performed to fill a cavity, anesthesia is usually not required.
Disadvantages of Cosmetic Dentistry
Although the material used in dental bonding is somewhat stain resistant, it does not resist stains as well as crowns. Another disadvantage is that the bonding materials do not last as long nor are as strong as other restorative procedures, such as crowns, veneers, or fillings. Additionally, bonding materials can chip and break off the tooth. Because of some of the limitations of dental bonding, it is best suited for small cosmetic changes, for temporary correction of cosmetic defects, and for correction of teeth in areas of very low bite pressure (for example, front teeth). Porcelain veneers or porceliain crowns are stronger, longer lasting and better resistant to stains.
What is the procedure for having your teeth bonded?
What is the preparation for Cosmetic Dentistry?
Little advance preparation is needed for dental bonding. Anesthesia is often not necessary unless the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth. Our dentists will use a shade guide to select a composite resin color that will closely match the color of your tooth.
How does the Dental Bonding process work?
Next, the surface of the tooth will be roughened and a conditioning liquid applied. These procedures help the bonding material adhere to the tooth. The tooth-colored, putty-like resin is then applied, molded, and smoothed to the desired shape. An ultraviolet light or laser is then used to harden the material. After the material is hardened, your dentist will further trim and shape it, and polish it to match the sheen of the rest of the tooth surface.
How long does it take for Dental Bonding to complete?
Dental bonding takes about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth to complete. Our professional staff will have you in and out fast. Call today for your dental appointment (504) 887-2428.
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