If your smile is non-existent because of your teeth, there is something that can be done, and best of all, it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. Your smile is the first thing people notice when you walk into a room and if yours is less than appealing, it will not leave a very good impression.
Smiling does a body and mind good, but unfortunately not everyone has a red carpet smile. Thankfully, there are 21st century modern cosmetic dentistry procedures that you give you the smile that you deserve.
When you schedule an appointment with your dentist for a no obligation cosmetic dental evaluation, your teeth and gums will be checked to make sure that you are healthy enough for cosmetic or restorative dental treatments. If your dentist deems you a good candidate, several treatment options for a new smile may be recommended including porcelain veneers, inlays, onlays, tooth colored fillings, tooth whitening, dental implants a dental makeover or tooth bonding.
Although tooth bonding is not as durable as porcelain veneers, it is more affordable. Tooth bonding can fix the gap between your teeth or repair a chip or crack. Tooth bonding can also be used to replace your old worn out silver amalgam fillings. Your dentist may also recommend tooth bonding if you want to lengthen or shorten your teeth or if you have stains that cannot be helped with tooth whitening.
During your tooth bonding appointment, your dentist will choose a color from the chart that best matches your natural teeth. Once satisfied, your tooth or teeth will be etched or roughened before painting on a primer that will help the bonding adhere to your tooth or teeth. Once the primer has been applied, your dentist will use tooth colored resin to sculpt into shape. After your dentist is happy with the outcome, the bonding will be hardened or cured with a special laser or light before polishing and trimming.
As previously mentioned, tooth bonding is not as durable as porcelain veneers, but can last between five and seven years if you take good care of your teeth. Your dentist recommends that you keep pencils, pens; ice and your fingernails out of your mouth as chewing on anything too hard could chip or crack the tooth bonding. Avoid red wine, coffee, and tea as tooth bonding can stain as well.
If you would like more information regarding a new smile or tooth bonding, call or click and schedule an appointment with your dentist today.