Cosmetic Dentistry

Bonding


Cosmetic Bonding is a non-intrusive technique which may be suitable for you if you have minor gaps between your teeth, minor chips or fractures in your teeth or wish to change the shape or color of your teeth.  A dental composite resin or enamel-type material is applied to the surface of your tooth. The dentist sculpts this bonding material around the tooth in order to achieve an aesthetically pleasing result.

This procedure utilizes a composite resin for cosmetic enhancement and restoration of decayed teeth. The composite consists of glass and porcelain particles fused into a liquid plastic. Because the bonded tooth blends well with the surrounding teeth, it will give a more natural look. After the composite is applied and adjusted to the tooth, it is hardened with the use of a high intensity light. It is then buffered and polished to smooth out any rough surfaces.  Your self-confidence can be enhanced through the improved appearance of your smile. It’s also great for an instant repair of a broken front tooth.

Teeth bonding is usually a one-visit procedure. The tooth is prepared by lightly roughening the area to be repaired, which usually doesn’t require anesthetic. Then the surface of the tooth is etched with a gel, and a treatment of bonding primers and resins is applied to the tooth. Then the composite is applied.

The technology of composite tooth bonding materials is wonderful, as far as the beauty that it can bring to your teeth. Still, with all that has been done, there are some limitations to the materials of which you need to be aware. How long bonding lasts depends on many factors that are unique to the individual. Many people will go for ten or fifteen years and have the bonding look as good as the day it was put in. Some people will get staining on the margins of the bonding after one or two years and will need some touch-up work. If you take care of it well, it would be unusual to ever have to replace it, but some touch-up work would be normal after three to five years.

 

Veneers


Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front and top surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility. With veneers as an alternative, there is no reason to put up with gaps between your teeth, teeth that are stained, badly shaped or crooked. A veneer placed over your teeth can correct these maladies, simply and quickly, to help you achieve a beautiful smile!

When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. Because they are thin, light can shine through them and they take on the natural color of the underlying tooth.  With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade. Wendel Family Dental Centre will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.

 

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