Almost all Americans (99.7%) believe a smile is an important social asset. Today, there are a variety of ways that we can transform problems such as stained, gapped, chipped, cracked or misaligned teeth, into the smile of your dreams. One affordable and popular cosmetic dentistry option we offer is dental bonding.
Truth Versus Myth : Porcelain Veneers vs Bonding
There are many articles touting bonding and as more conservative and less costly than porcelain veneers. With the improvements in porcelain technology and being able to layer porcelain with several colors keeping the porcelain veneers thin, bonding has through the years ,had less advantages than in the past. In the hands of a skilled and trained esthetic dentist, excellent results can be obtained with both porcelain and bonding, however, bonding will have a greater probablility to discolor and lose its beauty than porcelain.
The fees for bonding are not significantly less than for porcelain veneers. There are, however, some excellent indications for bonding such as small spaces on one or two teeth that are not in the bite. It is also important to note that in most cases, it is not a good idea to increase the length of teeth with bonding.
How Does Tooth Bonding Work?
In dental bonding, Dr. Konig uses a special resin composite to reshape or even whiten your tooth. The dental bonding agent adheres to your tooth, and after cured, it can be as hard as your normal tooth enamel. To give it a natural look, Dr. Konig custom shades and uses multiple shades to ensure the bonding is colored to closely match your natural teeth. As a smile artist, Dr. Konig sometimes recommends dental bonding in conjunction with teeth whitening to ensure a bright uniform color and smile.
Find out how tooth bonding is a viable option for your smile and can enhance your smile or if there are better options for you by calling the office of Ronald W. Konig, DDS, FAGD, LVIF at 713-668-2289 for service in the Houston area, including Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Katy and other nearby communities.