Cosmetic Bonding: An Alternative to Porcelain Veneers
Taking care of your oral health is very important. Brushing and flossing are imperative for superb oral hygiene. However, life throws a curve ball occasionally, and accidents happen. Injuries and trauma can damage to teeth like chipping, fracturing, or cracking them. Porcelain veneers and crowns are generally the preferred method to fixing these issues. However, there is an affordable alternative to these treatments, and it comes in the form of cosmetic bonding. If you would prefer this long-lasting treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. L. King Scott today.
I’ve Never Heard of Cosmetic Bonding. What is it?
Cosmetic bonding is a very similar procedure to porcelain veneers. Just like the veneers, a liquid composite resin is applied to the injured area of the tooth. The dentist will shade the resin to match the color of your teeth and mold it into the proper shape for your tooth. The treatment only takes one appointment, meaning you can walk into the office with a chipped tooth, and walk out the same day with a fixed tooth that’s ready to chew through your next meal.
How Does the Doctor Conduct the Procedure?
The process for cosmetic bonding is quite simple. A small amount of preparation is needed, as the doctor will need to use a shade guide to match the color of your teeth and get the materials ready. After everything is ready, your tooth with be roughened and a conditioning liquid will be applied, which helps the bonding material attach to the tooth. The resin is then applied to the tooth, molded, and smoothed out, fulfilling the desired shape. After the material hardens, the dentist will smooth out any rough areas and polish the resin. The entire process takes about 30 to 60 minutes. That’s all there is to it! When finished, you can walk out of the office, able to show off your smile.
Can I Schedule This Procedure?
If you are considering this procedure as an affordable alternative to veneers, then please call our office as soon as possible so we can effectively treat the injured area. We are always happy to treat both new and returning patients, and our doors are open to West Monroe, LA, Monroe, Ruston, Rayville, Farmerville, Columbia, South Arkansas, and the greater North Louisiana area.