Looking for an easy and affordable way to quickly enhance your smile? Dental bonding at our Mesa, AZ office is the place for you. Bonding is a simple cosmetic dentistry procedure in which the dentist uses composite resin to reshape teeth and address flaws, such as stains and chips. This procedure is quick and conservative alternative to porcelain veneers, though it does not last as long. Where bonding is an additive process, contouring removes enamel, to reshape teeth. In some cases, bonding and contouring are used in conjunction, to reshape multiple teeth. When you visit with one of our dentists at Value Dental Centers Mesa, he/she will walk you through all your options in cosmetic dentistry to help you make a confident and educated decision on the right treatment for you. Your smile is important to us, so we’ll help you make it sensational.
Dental Bonding and Contouring Can Enhance Your Smile
If you are facing any of these cosmetic dentistry concerns, dental bonding or contouring may be the best option for you:
- Misshaped, uneven, or pointed teeth
- Disproportioned or unusually large or small teeth
- Stains or discoloration in places where teeth whitening has failed to work
- Gaps or unique spacing between teeth
- Misalignment, such as a crooked or rotated teeth
- Worn edges
How To Know If You’re a Good Candidate
Different from porcelain veneers, dental bonding and contouring do not require tooth preparation, but candidates should practice good oral hygiene and have a healthy foundation before either procedure. During your initial visit with us, your dentist will conduct a full exam to check for any oral health issues, such as periodontitis or cavities. If all is clear, and you and your dentist have decided this is the best option for you, we can begin your dental bonding and contouring treatment right away.
What to Expect
As stated above, the first step is a full dental cleaning and exam by your hygienist and dentist. Once your teeth are thoroughly cleaned, your dentist will place a mild chemical solution over your teeth that to prepare the enamel. This step ensures a solid bond between the natural tooth enamal and the composite resin. Rest assured, the mild chemical solution is completely safe for your entire mouth and will not damage your gums.
In the next step of your treatment, your dentist will add colorant to a bit of composite resin, so it matches the natural color of your enamel. He/she will then carefully place and shape the resin so that it rebuilds your tooth, giving it a more pleasing appearance. Next, we will harden and polish the restoration until it is smooth and beautiful.
What’s the Difference Between Dental Bonding and Porcelain Veneers?
Although both treatments have the same general results, dental bonding is a faster and more affordable approach. We know cosmetic dentistry can be expensive, which is why we offer you options.
Dental bonding and contouring is not as long lasting as porcelain veneers. So if cost isn’t an issue, veneers may be the better option for you. Whichever treatment you choose, we look forward to helping enhance your smile and appearance.
“Is dental bonding and contouring the right treatment for me?” Find out today by contacting Value Dental Centers Mesa to book your appointment. We are accepting new patients and look forward to serving you.