Bonding teeth is known as one of the safest cosmetic dental treatments available and barely requires any prep work by patients or dentists. This versatile, affordable option is for teeth that are chipped, stained, or gapped and returns them to looking like their original structure. Patients will also appreciate that the bonding process is fast and usually takes just one trip to the dentist.
If you and The Dental Views agree that bonding is a viable option a color is selected from the chart that best matches the tooth. Once selected, the tooth or teeth that are being bonded are etched with a solution that will make the bond stronger.
After etching your cosmetic dentist applies the dental resin to the tooth before molding and shaping it to look just like a natural tooth. When The Dental Views is satisfied, your restored tooth is buffed and polished showing off the natural reflections in the dental resin.
Dental bonding is an excellent restorative solution that is also used for inlays and onlays and sometimes for tooth colored fillings.
Inlays and Onlays
Having inlays or onlays done could be described as a “happy medium” between what is involved with a filling or a crown. More specifically, inlays fill in the decayed or damaged areas within the elevated portions of the biting section of the tooth, known as cusps; onlays cover or restore cusp areas.
One of the biggest advantages of inlays and onlays is durability. Inlays and onlays can last between five to thirty years if you practice good oral hygiene. Good oral hygiene means brushing twice and flossing once a day along with regular dental checkups and a good diet.
While inlays and onlays are similar, each serves a unique and special purpose. The Dental Views agrees that inlays and onlays are excellent alternatives to crowns and fillings.
Porcelain veneers, also known as lumineers, have thankfully replaced the formerly dragged-out process that was involved with helping patients improve their smiles. To be more specific, this procedure involves the bonding of extremely thin shells made of clear porcelain to teeth for an upgraded look. Porcelain veneers are very versatile and tough and a superb choice for those who want to repair damaged teeth or want a nicer-looking smile. Along with repairing chipped teeth, veneers can also be used to fix tooth gaps. There is no prep work involved with porcelain veneers and patients can take care of these issues in one dental visit.
Keep in mind that lumineers porcelain veneers are extremely durable and will last for years as long as you practice good oral hygiene. This means regulars dental checkups to make sure that you are lumineers are in good shape.
In our view, nothing looks better than a dental crown made of porcelain, which stands out in an array of dental-crown material choices such as stainless steel, silver, and gold. This type of material is inconspicuous because it matches the natural color of teeth. In addition, it is free of metal, which is allergic and can be harmful to the blood. To top it off, crowns made of porcelain are very long lasting and simply look gorgeous.
Porcelain dental crowns look just like natural teeth and will stand the test of time. Unlike metal to porcelain and other types of materials, porcelain will not expand or contract making the restoration much stronger than other types of conventional dental crowns. Metal to porcelain crowns also have a line between the gum and the tooth that becomes quite noticeable over time.
A smile makeover may sound like a lengthy, wide-ranging process, but really it just involves improving your teeth in small, customized ways depending on what patients need. We can easily repair teeth that are chipped, cracked, crooked, or gapped, as well as teeth that are annoyingly stained. The smile of your dreams can come true through cosmetic and restorative treatments such as tooth-colored fillings, porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding, braces, bridges, crowns, and implants. Dentists at The Dental Views are happy to analyze your situation to transform your teeth and make them look their absolute best.
Depending on your situation, your cosmetic dentist may decide on professional teeth whitening or porcelain veneers. If you have missing teeth, a bridge or dental implant may be recommended. A smile makeover improves the health AND beauty of your smile. Whatever the issue, The Dental Views has the solution.
Getting teeth whitened is now regarded as a common and safe treatment that many people do. It is easy, economical, and enhances the look of teeth. Our office offers plenty of teeth-whitening choices, and we feel the best one is whitening teeth with lasers. This treatment whitens teeth by an astounding ten shades and takes only an hour.
Laser whitening is the fast way to whiten teeth chairside and is less likely to cause sensitivity. You can walk into the office with stained and dull teeth and walk out sixty minutes later with a beautiful white smile. It really is that simple.
We also offer top-of-the-line at-home teeth-whitening kits that produce excellent and sustained results. As with all procedures, our dentists will consult with you and offer advice on what may be the best teeth-whitening option.