Everything you need to know about Cosmetic Porcelain Veneers
Have you fallen and chipped a front tooth? Do you have a tendency to grind your teeth at night? Are you unhappy with the shape of your front teeth? Well there is a budget friendly cosmetic solution just for you that can fix your Smile with minimal restoration - We call it Cosmetic Bonding.
Cosmetic Bonding is essentially another term for Cosmetic Anterior (Front) Tooth Colored Fillings. These Dental Bondings are usually done for teeth where cavities are not present. They are a low cost alternative to Crowns or Veneers and will require significantly less enamel and tooth structure to be removed during the preparation stages. Another advantage of Bonding is that since there is no cavity present, this procedure will usually not require anesthetic as there will be minimal if any drilling involved. This procedure is best suited for small cosmetic changes, for temporary correction of cosmetic defects, and for correction of teeth in areas of very low bite pressure.
Before Cosmetic Bonding
(Chipped / Misshaped Front Teeth)
After Cosmetic Bonding
(Chip and Shape of Teeth is repaired)
What to expect during the procedure
Many patients have a fear of the dentist because they instantly assume “pain” when thinking about dentistry. In reality, the assumed pain is more mental than physical.
Prior to getting Cosmetic Bonding done, our staff will numb the general area with a topical anesthetic. This is done to slightly numb the area prior to receiving local anesthesia. Depending on the patient, the number of teeth, and the amount of prep required, the Dentist will may choose one of several local anesthetics to use. Most times, there is no anesthetic needed for Cosmetic Bonding. The Dentist will then prep the area that requires bonding and will use special resin material to fill the prepped area to restore it back to its original shape and form. The procedure is usually pain-free but if for some reason you feel any sensitivity what so ever, please let the Dentist know and they will administer more anesthesia.
After the procedure is complete, if Local Anesthesia was used, the patient will still be numb for some time – so we advise patients not to eat until the numbness wears off as they can inadvertently bite their tongue or their lip by accident. Patients may feel a slight pain in the general area where the shot was given once the anesthetics wears off. This is completely normal and will go away within a few hours. Typically, pain medication is not required, but if for any reason the patient remains in pain hours after the procedure, we advise for you to contact the office as soon as possible to speak with your Dentist. The Dentist and Team will provide you with after care instructions to make sure that your bonding will last as long as possible.