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Cosmetic Bonding: Your Solution to a Brighter Smile?

While cosmetic bonding is well over 25 years old, improvements in the materials have recently made bonding one of the hottest items in dentistry. Bonding is a procedure in which a white plastic filling can be applied to the natural outer surface of the tooth. We can take a discolored or broken tooth and "glue" a fresh surface on it. Another common concern is a space between front teeth called a diastema. Instead of using porcelain crowns, we can now do it with bonding. There are big advantages: It's healthier. No tooth must be removed for bonding, so it is painless. It usually looks as good as a porcelain crown. It's less expensive than a crown. Many new dental materials [...]

By |2020-03-28T17:22:12+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Cosmetic Bonding: Your Solution to a Brighter Smile?

Porcelain Veneers—A Beautiful Alternative

What are porcelain veneers? Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic material bonded to the front of teeth. They require little or no anesthesia, and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth. They can mask discolorations, brighten teeth, and improve a smile. Highly resistant to permanent staining from coffee, tea, or even cigarette smoking, the wafer-thin porcelain veneers can achieve a tenacious bond to the tooth, resulting in an aesthetically pleasing naturalness that is unsurpassed by other restorative options. Why would you recommend a porcelain veneer? Porcelain veneers are an excellent alternative to crowns in many situations. They provide a much more conservative approach to changing a tooth's color, size, or shape. Porcelain veneers [...]

By |2019-09-01T19:40:28+00:00October 1st, 2019|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Porcelain Veneers—A Beautiful Alternative