Porcelain veneers will give you a beautiful Hollywood Smile that is red carpet worthy, but if you are unsure about porcelain veneers, which are permanent, cosmetic bonding, could be the solution.

What is Cosmetic Bonding?

Tooth bonding is a less expensive alternative to porcelain veneers, and although cosmetic dental bonding won’t last as long as porcelain tooth veneers, the dental bonding isn’t permanent.

The Process

If Dr. Richard C. Guess from the Maplewood Laser Dental Center in Wichita Falls, TX deems you a good candidate for cosmetic bonding, a color from a shade guide will be chosen to match the rest of your teeth. Most patients won’t require anesthesia unless the dental resin is being used to fill a tooth.

Once Dr. Guess has found the perfect match, your teeth will be roughened with a conditioning liquid. This procedure allows the dental resin to bond to your tooth or teeth.

After application, Dr. Guess will shape the putty to match the rest of your smile. Once the perfect shape is molded, a light or laser will be used to complete the process. After the resin has hardened, the Maplewood Laser Dental Center Wichita Falls, TX will trim and shape for the perfect camera-ready smile.

How long does it take?

The entire cosmetic bonding process will take between thirty and sixty minutes per tooth.

What is it used for?

  • Fractured teeth
  • Teeth that are chipped
  • Teeth that have been physically damaged
  • Discolored teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic bonding is safe and can sometimes last between seven and ten years as long as you practice good oral hygiene.

A new smile for summer is just what the doctor ordered, and if you would like more information regarding cosmetic dental bonding, or any other cosmetic dental procedure, call or click and schedule your new smile with Dr. Richard C. Guess from Maplewood Laser Dentistry Wichita Falls TX. Call or click now.