Dr. Laurie Bloch - Exceptional Dentistry in Las Vegas, NV

 
 

Las Vegas Cosmetic Dentist specializing inSmile Makeovers

 

Dental Bonding: Questions

What is tooth bonding?

Tooth bonding is a procedure that uses a material that is color matched to your teeth to restore your smile. Tooth bonding is also referred to as dental bonding and is the name of the material used during the procedure and the procedure itself.

Dental bonding is used to adhere porcelain restorations to your teeth as well as being used to restore cracks and chips on your teeth. Dental bonding can be used with porcelain veneers and porcelain inlays and onlays.

What does tooth bonding do for my teeth?

Tooth bonding fixes several dental problems including:
  • Minor chips
  • Broken teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Decaying teeth
  • Cracks in teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Misshaped teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
Will my tooth bonding be visible?

Your teeth bonding will not be visible at all. The material used is color matched to the shade of your natural teeth. This ensures that the tooth bonding blends flawlessly with your smile. Tooth bonding is meant to enhance your smile while treating dental problems. It is not meant to advertise that you have had any dental work done.

What is the difference between tooth bonding and porcelain veneers?

Teeth bonding and porcelain veneers serve relatively the same purpose. They both fix the same dental problems in a discreet fashion. There are a few important differences between the two.

Tooth bonding uses a paste that is directly applied to the damaged tooth and is hardened with the use a special light. Bonding does not require the support of your entire tooth, but needs more maintenance because it is not stain-resistant like porcelain. Tooth bonding can be used on the front, top, and back of the teeth for restoration.

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain created separately and bonded directly to each tooth. These shells cover the entire tooth and are resistant to staining. They use the dental paste used in tooth bonding to adhere to the teeth. Porcelain veneers are used to restore the front of the teeth.

How do I schedule a tooth bonding consultation?

A healthy smile can look beautiful with the help of tooth bonding. If you are in Las Vegas, Nevada, please call (702) 463-8600 or email our dental team to schedule a teeth bonding consultation with Las Vegas Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Laurie.

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