June 15, 2020
Cosmetic dental bonding may be the best choice, especially if you do not want to commit to porcelain veneers or cosmetic dental crowns.
According to your dentist in Independence, dental bonding is a procedure that takes place in the dental office. Cosmetic dental bonding does not require multiple dental appointments and takes a single office visit.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding Instead of Veneers
While porcelain veneers and cosmetic dental bonding take two or three dental appointments to complete, dental bonding takes one office visit. Dr. David Schaefer explains that dental bonding is also less invasive than crowns or veneers as well.
Porcelain veneers are thin sheets of dental porcelain that are made to fit on the fronts of your teeth. Because a portion of the enamel is removed for a good fit, the procedure is permanent.
Cosmetic Dental Crowns
Just like dental veneers, cosmetic dental crowns require some enamel removal making them just as invasive as porcelain veneers. If you aren’t ready to commit to a permanent solution for cracked and chipped teeth, cosmetic dental bonding is probably your best solution.
Of course, if you are looking for a permanent solution to your badly stained, cracked, and chipped teeth, you will probably opt for porcelain veneers or cosmetic dental crowns.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding Process
If you decide on dental bonding, your Independence dentist will choose a color from the chart for your new restoration before prepping the tooth or teeth. After etching, Dr. Schaefer will apply dental resin before shaping it to match the rest of your smile. After the bonding is applied, it will be cured or hardened with a light or laser and then polished to perfection.
If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dental bonding, porcelain veneers, cosmetic dental crowns or any other type of cosmetic dentistry procedure, call and schedule a no obligation consultation with Dr. David Schaefer today.