Are you in need of a Cosmetic Dentist?
If your teeth are damaged, worn down or discolored, Dr. Kimberly Stokes may recommend dental bonding or veneers as a possible solution. Dental bonding and veneers are two popular cosmetic dentistry procedures that can help improve the appearance of your teeth and enhance your smile so that you can feel completely confident in sharing it once again. Both treatments serve distinct purposes, and understanding their differences can help you make an informed decision about which one is right for you.
Dental bonding is a minimally invasive and cost-effective procedure used to repair minor dental imperfections, such as worn, chipped, discolored or slightly misaligned teeth. During the bonding process, our dentist will apply a tooth-colored composite resin material to the affected tooth. This resin is then sculpted and shaped to match the natural contours of your teeth. Once the desired shape is achieved, the resin is hardened using a special light. Bonding can typically be completed in a single visit and is a quick solution to minor dental issues.
One of the advantages of dental bonding is its versatility. It can also be used to lengthen teeth if patients have ground down their teeth due to teeth grinding or bruxism. By adding composite resin to the edges of worn teeth, our dentist can restore the length and symmetry of your smile. This not only improves the aesthetics of your teeth but also helps protect against further wear and damage.
Veneers, on the other hand, are thin shells made of porcelain or composite resin that are custom-crafted to fit over the front surface of your teeth. Veneers are primarily used for more extensive cosmetic transformations, such as correcting severe discoloration, significant chips or gaps between teeth. They provide a durable and long-lasting solution for enhancing your smile.
Veneers do require some enamel removal before placement, making them a more irreversible treatment compared to bonding. However, they offer a more comprehensive and dramatic enhancement, creating a bright and uniform appearance for your teeth.
We invite you to call The Art of Modern Dentistry today to schedule your consultation with our dentist and find out more about dental veneers and bonding in Tulsa, Oklahoma!