February 15, 2018
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 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.
January 15, 2016
If you are constantly covering your mouth to hide your teeth, it’s time to schedule a no obligation smile makeover consultation with your dentist.
These days you do not have to put a second mortgage on your home to afford cosmetic dentistry. Thanks to modern 21st century dentistry, you can have the smile of your dreams for less than you would expect.
When you schedule an appointment with your dentist for a cosmetic dentistry consultation, you will be given a thorough exam making sure your teeth and gums are healthy enough for any type of cosmetic dental procedure. If you have gum disease or tooth decay, those issues will need to be addressed first before any type of cosmetic dental treatment can proceed.
During your consultation, you and your dentist will discuss what you do and don’t like about your smile and what can be done to improve it. Sometimes all that you may need is a professional tooth whitening to give you that red carpet smile.
Another affordable way to improve your grin is with cosmetic bonding. Cosmetic bonding, also known as dental bonding, is an amazing cosmetic dental procedure that can fix chips and cracks or change the shape of your teeth. With cosmetic bonding, you can also fill the gap between your teeth, make them longer or shorter, or replace your old silver amalgam fillings.
If your dentist decides that you are a good candidate for dental bonding, the entire procedure can be taken care of in as little as one appointment depending on how many teeth are being bonded.
Because dental bonding requires little if any enamel removal it can usually be done without the need for anesthesia. Anesthesia is usually only needed for fillings or to replace your old silver amalgam fillings.
Before the procedure begins, your dentist will select a color from the shade guide that best matches your natural tooth color. Once selected your dentist will etch or roughen up the surface of the tooth or teeth that are being bonding before applying a liquid conditioner. These procedures help the dental bonding material adhere to your tooth. After the conditioner is applied, your dentist will mold and shape the bonding material before smoothing and sculpting into the desired size and shape. Once satisfied the material will be hardened with a laser or ultraviolet light. After the resin has hardened your tooth or teeth will be trimmed and polished to match the rest of your natural teeth.
Cosmetic Dentistry doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Call and schedule an appointment with your dentist to see if you are a good candidate for tooth whitening or dental bonding.