Bonding is a dental procedure that is often used to repair chipped or cracked teeth, decayed teeth, or discolored teeth. It can be used to change the shape of teeth or to close gaps between teeth, and can also be used as a protective measure to cover exposed root surfaces that have been exposed due to recession.
The procedure involves the dentist applying a tooth-colored resin material to your tooth (we select a shade to closely match the existing color of your teeth), which hardens under a special curing light, which “bonds” the material to your tooth. The resin material is shaped and polished to get a lustrous finish. Bonding is one of the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures.
The method can be used to design any single tooth restoration such as crowns, inlays (fillings), onlays (partial crowns), and veneers. It allows the color and shape of the restoration to be custom designed for your specific smile. CEREC Same Day Crowns are just as durable as crowns made in an offsite laboratory, and they are often more accurate due to the advanced computer technology used to create them.
If you’re looking for a quick, convenient, and effective way to restore your beautiful smile CEREC technology is the technology for you.
If you suffer from smile challenges such as crooked teeth, misshapen teeth, gapped teeth, worn/chipped teeth, severely discolored or stained teeth, or teeth that are too big or small, you may benefit from dental veneers.
Veneers are a common smile enhancement option in which thin pieces of durable shaped porcelain are custom fit your tooth by a professional dental laboratory. They are then bonded onto the front of teeth to completely reshape your teeth and smile and give you a beautiful new look.
If you’re a candidate for veneers, the procedure would typically span two appointments. The first appointment will involve preparing the teeth and taking impressions, and your teeth will be given a temporary covering. The veneers are fabricated at a dental laboratory, and when they’re ready after two to three weeks, you’ll return to our office, have the temporaries removed, and have the new veneers bonded to your teeth.The two steps are well worth the new beautiful smile you’ll be showing off.
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There are two formulations of take-home whitening solutions. The main difference is that the HP formula is highly potent and ideal for short periods of time (a few hours during the day), and the CP version is mixed with urea to extend the effectiveness of the product over a longer wear (overnight). We fit you for custom whitening trays while you’re in the office, and you’ll use them at home with a whitening gel solution. Wear during the day or at night, and gradually get a whiter smile. Once your teeth reach your desired shade, you can occasionally do additional treatments as needed to maintain your new smile.
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