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June 15, 2020

Cosmetic Dental Bonding is Less Invasive

Cosmetic dental bonding may be the best choice, especially if you do not want to commit to porcelain veneers or cosmetic dental crowns.

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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

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.

February 15, 2019

Is Cosmetic Dental Bonding Right for You?

If you have always wanted porcelain veneers, but simply can’t afford them, there is an alternative. According to Dr. David Schaefer, cosmetic dental bonding is the affordable way to give you a beautiful smile that is more affordable than porcelain veneers.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding Has Changed

Although dental bonding has been around for decades, the materials used have changed. Thanks to technology dental bonding, materials are stronger and more natural looking. Cosmetic bonding materials come in more colors as well. This allows your dentist to match your natural teeth to your restored teeth perfectly. No one will know you have had cosmetic dental bonding except you and Dr. Schaefer.

Dental Bonding Used to Look Unnatural

If you remember your best friends dental bonding job back in the late 80s as being very unnatural looking, you can rest assured that won’t happen with today’s cosmetic dental bonding. With materials that sparkle and shine just like your natural teeth, and just like porcelain veneers, you’ll have the smile that you have always dreamed of.

The Advantages of Dental Bonding

Because dental bonding isn’t permanent, you won’t have to worry about old porcelain veneers. Think about it this way, if you have old porcelain veneers and you need a touch up but don’t have the insurance or the cash for it, what can you do?

Because dental bonding is reversible and more affordable, you can have it touched up when needed should it stain, chip, or crack. Although dental bonding stains more easily than porcelain veneers, good oral hygiene can prevent that from happening.

There really is an affordable porcelain veneers alternative. Cosmetic dental bonding looks and feels like your natural teeth and is more durable than it used to be. Call Dr. Schaefer for a no obligation cosmetic dental bonding consultation. It could be just what your frown needs. Call today.

November 15, 2018

Cosmetic Dental Bonding or Porcelain Veneers

Cosmetic dental bonding or porcelain veneers. Most cosmetic dentists hear that question when talking with a patient about a new smile.

Cosmetic dental bonding and porcelain veneers are two cosmetic dentistry procedures that will brighten your smile. Chips, cracks, stained or misshapen teeth, gappy teeth, crooked teeth, and teeth that are too long or too short can be beautiful with cosmetic dental bonding or porcelain veneers.

What is Cosmetic Dental Bonding?

Cosmetic dental bonding takes place in your dentist’s office and is a non permanent way to fix your grin. Dental bonding can be completed in a single dental appointment and looks just like your natural teeth.

If Dr. David Schaefer determines that you are a good candidate for bonding, a color will be matched to the rest of your natural teeth and the tooth that is being bonding. After color selection, your tooth or teeth will be etched with a solution so that the bonding material adheres to your tooth.

After coating each tooth, a dental resign will be applied and molded to the desired shape. Once satisfied with the results, your dentist in Independence will use a light or laser to cure the resin. After the resin has hardened, your new restoration will be polished to match the rest of your natural teeth.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Just like cosmetic dental bonding, porcelain veneers can fix a multitude of problems including badly stained, chipped, or cracked teeth. Porcelain veneers can also fill in the gap between your front teeth and make your teeth longer or shorter.

If you are a good fit for porcelain veneers, a small portion of enamel is removed to make way for the thin sheet of porcelain. Because of this, porcelain veneers are permanent. After enamel, removal a mold or impression is made that will be sent to a dental lab. Temporary veneers may be needed for unsightly teeth.

When your new veneers are ready, Dr. Schaefer will place on the fronts of your teeth checking for fit. Once happy, your new veneers will be permanently bonded into place. After bonding, your new smile will be buffed, polished, and ready for the world.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding or Porcelain Veneers?

Your dentist in Missouri will be able to help you decide between veneers and bonding. Call or click for a no obligation cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Schaefer today.

February 15, 2018

Cosmetic Dental Bonding a More Affordable Option

Cosmetic dental bonding could be just what you need if you have cracks, chips, or broken teeth. Bonding also works for teeth that are too long, too short, or teeth that cannot be lightened with traditional teeth whitening treatments. If you have a small gap between your teeth that has made you unhappy for years, cosmetic dental bonding can make you smile again by filling that space.

Dr. David Schaefer has been providing patients with 21st century cosmetic dentistry procedures for decades and can do the same for you.

When you schedule a no obligation cosmetic dental bonding consultation with Dr. Schaefer, your teeth and gums will be checked for tooth decay or gum disease. If you have either, those will need to be treated before any type of cosmetic dentistry treatment can take place.

Once your mouth has been given the heads up and is healthy enough for cosmetic dental bonding, a shade or resin will be chosen to match the rest of your teeth. The resin is a strong material that can be molded and shaped to give you a beautiful smile.

After Dr. Schaefer has chosen a shade, he will etch the surfaces of the tooth or teeth that are to be bonded. This helps the bond adhere to the tooth. After a solution or conditioning liquid is applied, Dr. Schaefer will work his magic by applying resin. After he is satisfied, the bonding material will be cured with a laser or light to harden the resin before final shaping and polishing.

Cosmetic dental bonding is much more affordable than cosmetic dental crowns or porcelain veneers. However, the procedure will not last as long as either of the above mentioned treatments and will need to be retouched from time to time. Cosmetic dental bonding is also more apt to staining.

Of course, you need to look after your restorations with regular brushing, flossing, and twice-yearly dental checkups.

If you would like more information regarding cosmetic dental bonding, call or click and schedule a no obligation cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Schaefer today.

September 15, 2017

Porcelain Veneers or Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Porcelain Veneers and dental bonding are two cosmetic dental procedures offered by Dr. David Schaefer; however, unless you are a dentist yourself, you probably don’t know which procedure would be best for you. Thankfully, Dr. Schaffer does.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain Veneers are thin sheets of porcelain that are custom made to fit over the top of your teeth. Because a portion of the tooth needs to be removed to allow for the dental veneer, porcelain veneers are permanent, and depending on how unsightly your teeth are after the enamel removal, may require temporary veneers while your permanent porcelain veneers are being made.

Porcelain veneers can last a decade or more if you practice good oral hygiene. Veneers look just like natural teeth and can give you a beautiful smile.

You may be a good fit for porcelain veneers if you have chipped, cracked, or misshaped teeth or if you have stained teeth that cannot be brightened with professional tooth whitening.

What is Cosmetic Dental Bonding?

Cosmetic Dental Bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that can be completed in a single dental appointment and unlike porcelain veneers does not require removal of the enamel.

Dental bonding is used for chips and cracks, and for teeth that are too long or too short. Dental bonding is also used to cover stains.

During your cosmetic dental bonding appointment, Dr Schaefer will prepare the tooth or teeth that are to be bonded. He will roughen up the tooth before coating with a liquid that will allow the cosmetic dental resin to bond to the tooth. Dr. Schaefer will mold the materials for a natural look before using a laser or light to permanently bond the material to your teeth. Once the tooth or teeth have been bonded, Dr. Schaefer will polish and buff.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding can last for years as long as you brush and floss, and see your dentist regularly, however, it may need to be touched up from time to time.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding is more affordable than porcelain veneers, however, it really is up to you, and your dentist to decide what procedure is best for your needs.

If you would like more information regarding porcelain veneers, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. David Schaefer today.

You will be amazed at the results, call or click now.

3904 South Lynn Court, Independence, MO 64055 USA
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