Cosmetic Dental Bonding for a Less Invasive Procedure

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Cosmetic Dental Bonding for a Less Invasive Procedure

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Cosmetic dental bonding could be the answer if you are less the confident about the permanency of porcelain veneers and cosmetic dental crowns.

Your dentist in Anaheim Hills explains that both crowns and veneers require some removal of the enamel on your teeth as this makes for a better fit. However, once the enamel is removed it is a permanent procedure and cannot be reversed. For this reason, some people prefer cosmetic dental bonding for small chips and cracks.

What is Cosmetic Dental Bonding?

Cosmetic dental bonding is a procedure used by Dr. Jack Ringer. Dr. Ringer from Dental Cosmetics in Anaheim Hills is an Accredited Fellow with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has the skills and experience to provide you with natural looking restorations using dental bonding.

While most people are good candidates for bonding, people who have large chips and cracks or large spaces between teeth may fare better with porcelain veneers or dental crowns. In addition, while bonding is used for small fillings, larger fillings using other materials or dental crowns may be a better bet for large cavities.

What is Cosmetic Dental Bonding Used For?

The least expensive cosmetic dental procedure, next to professional tooth whitening, takes a single dental appointment and uses a dental resin that is molded and shaped to repair chips and cracks, fill small spaces between teeth and to make teeth longer.

If you have teeth that are badly stained, chipped teeth or teeth that are too short, your cosmetic dentist in Orange County may recommend cosmetic dental bonding. Because Dr. Ringer matches the rest of your smile with the dental resin, your teeth will look natural as the bonding material mimics the light like your natural teeth do.

If you have exposed tooth roots because of gum recession, dental bonding resin is a wonderful solution to prevent further recession.

How Does Dental Bonding Work

Because anesthetic is not needed for this non invasive procedure, unless of course you are having a tooth filled, Dr. Ringer will get straight into the preparation by selecting a color from the bonding shade guide. Once a shade has been selected, your Anaheim Hills cosmetic dentist will etch the tooth before applying a liquid condition to roughen up the tooth or teeth. The etching and liquid make for a stronger bond.

After tooth preparation, the putty like dental resin is applied, molded, and smoothed. Once Dr. Ringer is satisfied with the result, he will use a light or laser to cure the tooth. After the bond has hardened, the tooth or teeth are polished to match the rest of your smile and the surfaces of your teeth.

Is Dental Bonding Right for You

Cosmetic dental bonding can last for 7 to 10 years with good oral hygiene. However, bonding is not as strong as porcelain veneers or dental crowns. If you are looking for a more permanent solution talk to Dr. Ringer about veneers or cosmetic crowns as they will last longer and are sturdier than dental bonding.

A beautiful smile starts with a consultation. Call and schedule a cosmetic dentistry evaluation appointment with Dr. Ringer for porcelain veneers, cosmetic crowns, cosmetic dental bonding, or any other type of cosmetic dental procedure. You won’t be disappointed. Call today.

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