An unattractive smile may not only be the result of damage to your teeth, but may also result in damage to your self-confidence. No one wants to feel the shame of a smile that is marred by ugly teeth. And you shouldn’t have to. There are a number of cosmetic dentistry treatments available today that can repair your teeth, restore your smile and rebuild your confidence. In Norwood, veneers and cosmetic bonding are two of the most frequently chosen procedures. The only question is which one is right for your smile. One of our dentists will be glad to examine your teeth and make the appropriate recommendation.
What Is Cosmetic Bonding?
You may actually have some bonding material in your mouth right now and not even know it. The same composite resin material our dentists use for a tooth-colored filling can also be used cosmetically to reshape a tooth. Whether a tooth is chipped, cracked or broken, cosmetic bonding may be the simplest and fastest solution. The procedure is also ideal for reshaping a tooth that is either misshaped or proportionally smaller than other teeth.
With cosmetic bonding, a small amount of composite resin in applied to your tooth. Then the dentist artfully sculpts the material to restore your tooth’s natural shape. If necessary, several layers can be applied and dried individually until the correct form is achieved. With dental bonding in Norwood, that one bothersome tooth can easily be fixed.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
If you have several teeth in need of cosmetic repair, or if you want to completely change the look of your smile, then you would do well to consider porcelain veneers. Designed individually for each tooth, these micro-thin coverings of dental porcelain are permanently bonded to the facial side of teeth in your smile zone. To prepare your teeth, we’ll remove the least amount of tooth enamel that we can, a step that must be done to make room for your veneers. Once this preparatory step is completed, temporary veneers will protect your teeth while your permanent set are handcrafted in the dental lab. At your next visit a couple of weeks later, the temporaries are removed and your new porcelain veneers are placed.
Call Our Office Today
To find out whether veneers or cosmetic bonding is the right choice to enhance your smile, contact our office today and schedule a consultation with one of the dentists at Central Dental.