Cosmetic Dental Bonding the Affordable Alternative

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Cosmetic Dental Bonding the Affordable Alternative


Cosmetic dental bonding is an affordable alternative to porcelain veneers. It looks just as natural as well.

Thanks to the advances in cosmetic dentistry, bonding is beautifully translucent. It also sparkles just like your own teeth. No one will know you have had cosmetic dentistry with dental bonding.

The Cosmetic Dental Bonding Procedure

Nearly everyone is an acceptable candidate for bonding, but you will need to see your Walla Walla dentist first. Dr. Karmy will determine if bonding is a good fit. In some cases, a patient who isn’t diligent about caring for restorations may need porcelain veneers, as dental bonding will not last as long.

If you are suitable for bonding, Dr. Karmy will prepare the tooth or teeth that are to be restored using a liquid to roughen the tooth. This helps secure the bond. After the solution is applied, Dr. Karmy will apply dental resin to the tooth, before sculpting it into the desired shape. Once your dentist in Walla Walla is happy with the results, he will cure with a laser or light.

After the resin has hardened, your Walla Walla dentist will remove any excess resin before polishing to perfection.

What is Bonding Used For

Your dentist in Walla Walla uses cosmetic bonding to repair chips and cracks and to cover stains that can’t be lifted with professional tooth whitening. Bonding is also used for tooth colored fillings, inlays, and onlays and to fill small spaces between teeth and also reshapes or makes teeth longer.

Cosmetic bonding will last as long as you brush, floss, schedule regular dental checkups. Also, watch your diet. If you have a penchant for chewing on ice, pencils, or your nails, you may want to reconsider dental bonding and opt for porcelain veneers.

If you would like more information regarding affordable cosmetic dentistry solutions, call and talk to the team from Wheatland Dentistry today.

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