Every day your teeth face countless little dangers. Coffee, hard foods, bumps, and falls — over time, these all add up. Even if you brush and floss every day, it’s not always enough. And sometimes accidents happen and there’s nothing we can do.
At Pacific Ave. Dental we understand that you want the best for your teeth, and offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments for you to pick from. One of our most popular procedures is dental bonding, a popular alternative to crowns and veneers for repairing chipped or stained teeth.
Dental bonding is just one procedure in a wide array of aesthetic treatments known as cosmetic dentistry. While cosmetic dentistry mostly has to do with elective treatments, many can be restorative. For those whose damaged or discolored teeth make it difficult to eat certain foods, talk easily, or live life with the confidence they want to have, cosmetic dentistry can help turn their smile — and their life — around.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is one of the most accessible and most popular cosmetic procedures available. It’s affordable, quick, non-invasive, and completely painless. Using a putty-like resin the same color as your teeth, Dr. Hablutzel carefully applies it to the damaged surface, sculpts it into the ideal natural-looking shape, hardens it with ultraviolet light, and then polishes it for the perfect gleam. The treatment gets its name from how the resin bonds to your teeth.
Dental bonding is an excellent choice for those with chipped teeth or unsightly gaps. Sometimes it’s also used for small cavities since it looks much better than silver teeth. It’s also ideal for those with busy schedules. An appointment at our office can often take less than an hour per tooth. There’s no recovery time afterward, you can be out the door and back to your life with a brand new smile.
Bonding also does not change the tooth itself very much. Most of the time, the treatment can be reversed or altered later on. Plus, since we don’t touch the enamel, even those with highly sensitive teeth have nothing at all to worry about.
Bonding vs. Dental Veneers
Veneers are individually made shells manufactured to look like a patient’s natural teeth. While they can solve a range of cosmetic problems, from crooked teeth to wide gaps, they are significantly more expensive than dental bonding. Like crowns, veneers also require more anesthesia as the natural teeth have to be sculpted to fit the veneer. Once you get a veneer attached your natural smile is gone forever. Veneers also take multiple visits to complete, requiring a custom mold before they can be installed.
Don’t Go One More Day Without Your Perfect Smile
Changing your smile for the better is just a phone call away. At Pacific Ave. Dental we can help you decide if dental bonding is the right treatment to help give you back your confidence and self-esteem. Get in touch with our team of first-class dental professonials today at (360) 373-3515
and find out what we can do for you.