Chipped, Jagged, or Gapped Teeth? Fix it in One Day
Your smile says a lot about you. However, chipped, misshapen, disproportionate, or gapped teeth shouldn’t define you. If you find yourself hiding your teeth or wishing they look a little more compatible with your idea of the perfect smile, dental bonding in El Paso at Vista Hills Family Dental is worth considering. Dental bonding allows you to have a more aesthetically appealing smile in just one visit. The procedure is entirely painless, and the results last for years.
Bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that entails bonding resinous material directly to one or more teeth to improve the shape, color, or symmetry of your smile. It is excellent for fixing chipped teeth, small gaps, and minor tooth irregularities.
Renew your smile in less than an hour
Bonding is a relatively quick procedure that takes place in one visit. Your Vista Hills dentist will choose a resin shade that closely matches your natural teeth. Next, they will lightly etch the tooth surface. This removes hardly any of the tooth material and will not change the shape of the existing tooth much, if at all. The etching process is completely painless, and there is no need for local anesthesia. Finally, your dentist will apply the resin to your tooth and mold it into the desired shape.
While veneers are the gold standard, bonding has several key advantages. Bonding is more affordable, does not damage the existing tooth, and you can walk out with your final results the same day, whereas porcelain veneers require two visits. The entire process usually takes less than an hour. In the hands of a skilled Vista Hills dentist, bonded teeth can look very natural.
On the other hand, porcelain veneers offer a more realistic sheen and transparency to mimic natural teeth. They last longer and also resist staining and chipping better than bonded teeth. The bottom line is if you are looking for an affordable and quick way to correct minor tooth imperfections, bonding is the way to go. However, it will not last nearly as long as veneers and may require replacement, usually within the first three to seven years. Over time, the cost can add up and ultimately exceed the cost of porcelain veneers.
Find out if bonding is right for you
If your teeth have minor imperfections such as jagged edges, chips, or a small gap between them, or you have a tooth that is misshapen or shorter than the rest, you may be a good candidate for dental bonding. Bonding may also correct thin enamel that causes a tooth to look slightly darker than others. Make no mistake, while dental bonding fixes small imperfections, it can have a huge impact on your smile as a whole.
There is no recovery time after dental bonding. For the first two days, avoid food and drink such as coffee, red wine, and tea since they can stain the bonded material as it sets.
Dental bonding provides immediate improvement to your smile. The results last three to seven years on average. If you are seeking a result that will last longer, your dentist at Vista Hills may discuss alternatives such as veneers with you. Veneers are made of porcelain and can last between ten to 30 years.
Regardless of whether you choose bonding or veneers, caring for your teeth can prolong the lifespan of your results. Avoid using your teeth as tools, biting into exceptionally hard foods, chewing on ice, and smoking. Just like your natural teeth, bonded teeth do best with proper oral care, including twice-daily brushing, flossing, and regular cleanings.
Take pride in your smile and correct imperfections with dental bonding in El Paso. Call Vista Hills Family Dental at (915) 592-2097 or use the booking link on this page to schedule your consultation with a family-centric team of dentists who care about giving you the best results. Hablamos español.
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At Vista Hills Family Dental, the comfort of you and your family is our top priority. Our compassionate and caring service has one goal: to leave you smiling—with the smile you’ve always wanted. The caring staff at Vista Hills Family Dental are experts in helping families achieve the best oral health, most beautiful smiles and most pleasant and comfortable dental experience possible. We offer cosmetic dentistry, restorative care, periodontal (gum) care, preventative care and dental care for infants and children. Schedule your consultation today and let our doctors provide you with the best dental care El Paso has to offer.