Veneers and Bonding
Why Consider Teeth Veneers or Dental Bonding?
Porcelain veneers can correct crooked, discoloured and chipped teeth. If you have spaces between your teeth that you would like closed, veneers or bonding might be the best option.
Orthodontic treatment is another option for moving your teeth into line, but it is not always the best option. Dr Bowtell will go over all your options and work with you to achieve your goal.
Veneers are very thin facings of natural tooth coloured porcelain. They are fixed to the front of your teeth. Some reduction of the tooth is necessary to get a smooth and natural result. “No Prep Veneers” can look bulky and unnatural.
Dental bonding is tooth coloured composite resin carefully shaped and applied to even out the size, colour or shape of your teeth. Minimal tooth enamel is removed during preparation for dental bonding; often this is so minimal no local anaesthetic is necessary.
Veneers or bonding combined with other general procedures can give you the smile you have always wanted.
What Happens When You Get Teeth Bonding?
Teeth bonding is the most cost-effective and fastest form of cosmetic dentistry, with many issues corrected at a single appointment, delivering an instant cosmetic result.
Dental bonding starts when your dentist selects a shade of composite resin to match your natural tooth colour.
Dr Bowtell will gently prepare the surface of your tooth before applying a conditioning liquid to help the bonding agent to adhere to your tooth.
The composite resin is then applied and shaped to fill spaces and correct tilts and rotations. A blue light is used to cure the resin. Then the sculpting and polishing begins. You can achieve the result you have always wanted in one appointment.
Bonding is often done after tooth whitening.
What Happens When You Get Porcelain Teeth Veneers?
After a consultation where you tell Dr Bowtell just what it is you want, and she tells you what is possible, you make the decision on how to proceed. You might need to think about it for a few days.
Once you decide to go ahead, if you want a whiter result, you should whiten before proceeding. Porcelain and composite resin will not change colour with whitening. Porcelain veneers are custom made to match your enamel.
Having decided to go ahead, preparation day comes, and we will reduce some prominent enamel and take impressions that will be sent to the Dental Laboratory.
Temporary veneers will be made of a resin material that is shaped and polished. This will give you a chance to approve the dimensions and look of the final restorations.
You can experience your temporary veneers in everyday life before your permanent veneers are fabricated. Changes can be made at this stage, and only when you are comfortable with the shape, length and contour do we need to proceed to the laboratory.
The lab takes two weeks to make your ceramic veneers. When your new veneers arrive, your dentist bonds your new veneers to your teeth, before a final check and polish to match your other teeth.
Tips to Maintaining Teeth Veneers or Bonded Teeth
Keep your regular dental maintenance check-up appointments so your dentist can monitor your veneers or dental bonding.
Care for your veneers or bonded teeth the same way that you would your normal teeth: Brush twice a day and floss once a day.
Teeth are not for opening packets, cutting plastic tags on clothes, chewing fingernails or removing bottle caps. These can chip or break your veneers or dental bonding.
Ready to Talk About Veneers or Bonded Teeth?
If you are looking for that perfect smile with veneers or bonded teeth, then book an appointment with Meg Bowtell Dentist in Alderley.