Teeth bonding too often goes unnoticed as an alternative to veneers and other expensive cosmetic procedures. At your New Orleans dental office, cosmetic dental bonding performed by a leading New Orleans cosmetic dentist can transform your smile into your greatest asset. Bonding may be best thing to happen to your appearance since whitening toothpaste.
The value of choosing an experienced, highly skilled, full-service cosmetic dentistry practice like Comfort Smiles Dentistry is knowing that you get access to procedures you may not consider or even know about. Some of the more popular ways to improve your smile — like whitening and veneers — are always talked about. But a cost-effective procedure like cosmetic dental bonding is less well known.
Same-day appointments for emergency dental care and cosmetic procedures are available at this New Orleans dentist. Your cosmetic dentist is always prepared to offer the best advice and serve your needs. You may actually look forward to coming to the dentist office because you’re treated like a VIP.
Show Off Your Smile
When you visit Comfort Smiles, your smile is our top priority. Dr. DuBois and his dental team are dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve. Our dentist provides general, restorative and cosmetic dental services designed to assist each patient in achieving and maintaining long-term dental health and a beautiful smile.
What Is Dental Bonding and How Could It Help Your Smile?
If you are looking for an easy and inexpensive way to improve your smile then dental bonding could be one solution. This is a very versatile treatment that will normally only take one appointment with our dentist here at Comfort Smiles Dentistry. Dental bonding can be used to correct a large number of common problems that may be marring an otherwise rather nice smile. Problems can be corrected with dental bonding include:
- Chipped or worn down teeth
- Unsightly spaces in between your teeth
- Teeth that are slightly oddly shaped or are too small
- Teeth that are only slightly out of alignment
The Teeth Bonding Essentials
Because cosmetic dental bonding isn’t quite as well-known as other procedures, ask your cosmetic dentist and do your research to decide if it’s right for you. It’s a great option for people with small imperfections on their teeth or unusual gaps between teeth. The procedure is typically completed in one visit and is quite cost-effective.
Composite resin is the primary material used in teeth bonding. It’s a special hard plastic that’s also commonly used in cavity fillings today. Throughout the years, the procedure using composite resin has become far easier for you and your cosmetic dentist, making it a great solution to give you that smile makeover you’ve always wanted.
Why Teeth Bonding is Done
Just like veneers, cosmetic dental bonding is used to improve the aesthetic appeal of your smile and can remedy a variety of issues. It makes a great alternative to veneers for those who prefer a minimally invasive procedure. Teeth bonding is good for the small issues in your smile that include:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Teeth with abnormal gaps between them, especially in the front of your mouth
- Minimal teeth staining
Cosmetic dental bonding is not right for you if you have any of these issues on a widespread scale or if your dental problems lie in your bite. If you have either an under-bite or overbite, discuss your issues with your dentist. You may need longer-term corrective options if your dental woes are more serious than dental bonding can address.
All Part of the Process
Because the process is relatively easy and minimally invasive, it’s a rather quick procedure that can drastically improve your smile. There’s not much preparation you need to do before the actual teeth bonding begins, but your cosmetic dentist first has to remove all plaque and tartar from your teeth before starting. Your tooth enamel may be roughened a bit in spots to provide a better base for the resin to bond to. After this, you’re all ready to get your award-winning smile.
The resin itself is mixed by the dentist to achieve the color closest to your natural teeth. It’s applied in very small amounts, a little at a time, and hardened with a special light until all the desired areas are bonded. The procedure is often so quick and painless that a local anesthetic isn’t even needed.
Dental Bonding Cost
Teeth bonding is not only a quicker way to achieve your desired results, it’s also far more affordable than procedures that produce similar effects. The cost of cosmetic dental bonding per tooth is typically $300 to $600. In comparison to other procedures, this is a drastic difference, but your smile still looks just as beautiful.
If you’ve been searching for an easier alternative to veneers or crowns, teeth bonding with composite resin is one way to go. It’s rather risk averse in that very little of your actual teeth is removed during the procedure. In contrast, more of your tooth enamel has to be removed to make room for veneers and crowns.
Dental Bonding are Quick and Non-Invasive and Highly Affordable
Dental bonding is a great treatment but it’s just one of many cosmetic dental procedures that we can offer you to help improve the overall appearance of your smile. Quite a few, like dental bonding, are quick and non-invasive and highly affordable. For example at the same time as bonding your teeth, it might be nice to replace any older style silver amalgam colored fillings that may be creating darker areas in your mouth. No filling lasts forever and replacing older and crumbling fillings will help protect your dental health as well as improving your smile.
The Long Term
Your New Orleans cosmetic dentist is trained in teeth bonding and minimizes all side effects and risks with a high level of expertise. Paired with the increased improvement of composite resin, your trusted dentist can produce amazing results. There are, however, a few potential side effects to the procedure, all dealing with the fragility of the composite resin:
- The resin isn’t as durable as porcelain or laminate, but it still should last about 10 years if you treat it right.
- The material isn’t as resistant to staining as veneers are, so mind food and drink that stains — just as you do for your natural teeth.
- The roughening of the enamel may produce some sensitivity that can linger for about a week after the procedure, but over-the-counter pain medication handles any discomfort.
As long as you continue your thorough oral care routine, teeth bonding should keep your smile looking great for years to come. Ask your New Orleans dentist at Comfort Smiles Dentistry about it!
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