Highland Hills Dental and Northfield Dental have modern cosmetic options for patients struggling with chipped, broken or uneven teeth. Bonding and veneers are both solutions that can bring you a more beautiful smile; both applications last a decade or longer as long as proper dental care Is maintained. We can sit down with you and help you decide which option works best for you situation.
Usually completed in just one hour, bonding is a fast, comfortable and affordable way to reshape your teeth. After your examination and cleaning, your dentist will roughen your tooth’s surface with a mild solution. This will allow the bond to adhere to your tooth properly. He’ll then shape the composite material into the new front for your teeth.
With the proper colour and shape, we’ll use a high intensity light to harden the bonding before polishing the new surface of your toothy so that it looks and feels natural.
Applied to the front of your teeth, veneers both look great and help protect your natural teeth from more wear and tear. They can rejuvenate your smile! There are two kinds of veneers: composite and porcelain.
Composite veneers are very affordable and easy to apply. Applied in one appointment, your dentist will use a composite material similar to bonding to shape a thin layer onto the front of your tooth. We may place the veneer on in several thin layers, with a high intensity light hardening each application. After the material is set, we’ll smooth over the tooth to make it look natural. Composite veneers can be easily fixed or replaced if any discolouring occurs.
Porcelain veneers are very durable, more natural looking than composite and resist staining. The dentist will prepare the tooth surface to make it flat and even, to receive the veneer; no-prep veneers are also an option for some people. Ask your Highland Hills dentist which option would work best for your smile! We’ll then make an impression of the tooth so that we can create a custom veneer. Because this will take two appointments, you’ll be fitted with temporary plastic veneers to protect your tooth while your permanent veneer is being made.
Whether you’re struggling with a toothache or wish your smile was straighter, Highland Hills & Northfield Dental are here to help!
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