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Take a Corrective Action to your Minor Imperfection Now!

Posted by on November 17, 2016 in Cosmetic Dentistry | Comments Off on Take a Corrective Action to your Minor Imperfection Now!

If you have chipped and worn teeth, don’t just sit and wait in your couch! Instead, go out and make your smile as perfect as it is before. Own yourself and show off that beautiful, radiant smile!

In this blog, allow me to share to you one of the best dental procedure in the field of cosmetic dentistry which became a great blessing to many. It has been a leaning shoulder of those who loves to improve their smiles but with less money in the pocket. And this could work for you too!

Say hello to composite bonding!

There has been a lot of definition for composite bonding once you click this topic in search engines. But, among them, I find the definition given by Tricia Mool to be more understandable and accurate for public consumption. She defined composite bonding in a blog for Colgate Oral Care Center stating:

Composite bonding is a cosmetic technique wherein a type of dental material – in this case, composite resin – is shaped and molded on your teeth to give the appearance of straighter, whiter smile. It can be used as a cosmetic solution to chipped teeth, gapped teeth and staining in both teeth and fillings. Unlike porcelain veneer placement, which can take more than two visits, composite resin bonding can be completed in one appointment.

This dental procedure will mostly take an hour stay in the clinic where your dentist takes all the work of shaping and crafting your teeth. It gives you a peace of mind knowing that you, too, could save your precious time and allocate it to a more productive activities afterwards.

Composite bonding vs Porcelain Veneers: Knowing its limits!

Choosing a composite bonding procedure could be a great choice when looking for an immediate remedy to your teeth problems. However, many dental professionals are taking into consideration the long-term benefits in making composite bonding as a choice. Here’s Dr. Allyson Hurley’s response to address a dental query for this matter:

Dental bonding, if applied by a cosmetic dentist, will work beautifully to close a small gap. But the composite does have its limitations. In time it will discolor, and it can be more fragile that porcelain veneers.  Porcelain veneers are just as durable as tooth enamel.

Dental composite will pick up stains over time, in contrast with porcelain veneers, which will not stain. Over time dental bonding will also wear away and need to be replaced. If you take good care of porcelain veneers, they can last 15 to 20 years or longer.

Keep in mind that dental bonding does not work well with a large gap. It can make your teeth look disproportionately large. If you have a large gap, or if you want a longer-lasting solution, porcelain veneers are the best option. Porcelain veneers are much stronger than the bonding material. They will last for years without staining or chipping.

By merely looking at her response, one could clearly conclude that it is far better to choose a porcelain veneer to address your needs. But, in the eyes of the budget tight, this is the best option to take.

If a composite bonding does not work long enough, is it still the best option for me?

It’s definitely a YES! What I am showing you above are the limitation of the procedure and not a total disaster. Come to think of it! If you are very much conscious with the appearance of your smile, then why not correct its minor imperfection? It will boost your confidence and, at the same time, gives you a sense of satisfaction.

Many people are loving this procedure despite of its noted limitation because its painless, simple and is least expensive. Therefore, it is a budget-friendly procedure! And because it is painless, your dentist need not to apply any anesthesia to your gums. This is one of the popular comments which patients lists as an advantage in undergoing this procedure.

In most time, dentists and other oral health professional view it as:

best suited for small cosmetic changes, for temporary correction of cosmetic defects, and for correction of teeth in areas of very low bite pressure (for example, front teeth)

Therefore, it is better to see a professional provider in this area of study.

Schedule an appointment to know what works best!

Being at a crossroad and is confused what to do next, always remember to schedule an appointment to your trusted dental clinic. I suggest that you see Dr. Krystle Fenton if you are living near Elk Grove, CA. She is very willing to attend your needs and discuss with you your possible options based on your desires and budget.


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