Types of Cosmetic Dentistry – Part Two

This is the continuation of our series of articles on cosmetic dentistry.

The last article on the topic is here.

Dental Bonding

Bonding uses a resilient plastic substance in order to fix issues like gaps in teeth, chips or cracks, cavities, exposed roots, and any other aesthetic purposes. Once the material has been matched to the color of the patient’s teeth, Dr. Mike or Dr. Dave may put a conditioning liquid on the teeth that are being repaired. After this, the resin is bound to the teeth and sculpted to achieve the preferred appearance. A special type of light is used to harden the resin, following which, the resin is trimmed and polished to make it flush with the patient’s original tooth.

Bonding is a fairly simple process that ordinarily takes about thirty to sixty minutes to complete. Furthermore, unlike the case with veneers and crowns, the bonding substance doesn’t need to be shipped to a lab, making it a less expensive cosmetic procedure. Unfortunately, the bonding ingredient is not as durable as veneers or crowns, and the recipient must be cautious as the bonding component may break and be damaged.

Invisalign

Invisalign is a system of clear trays which fit over your teeth and work to correct your smile in a way that is more comfortable than traditional braces.

Some of the benefits of Invisalign:

▪ The trays are removable, so you can take them out when you eat or need to brush and floss.

▪ Invisalign doesn’t have the uncomfortable metal brackets, wires or rubber bands of traditional braces.

▪ The clear aligners are less noticeable, and most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.

▪ The extra hardware in your mouth from traditional braces can make home oral hygiene much more difficult, while Invisalign’s removable tray makes it as easy as it normally would be.

This blog series on cosmetic dentistry will return in the next blog post, so be sure to visit again. Until then, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Mike or Dr. Dave by clicking here, and you can visit us on social media.