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Discover How Porcelain Veneers Can Improve Your Smile

It is possible to make significant improvements to your appearance through cosmetic dental work. In fact, big changes can be made with a single procedure. Patients who are looking for a means of fixing several issues can enjoy the results from having porcelain veneers placed.

Veneers are wafer-like shells built to imitate the front of teeth. Despite being slim enough to fit on your teeth (with relatively minor preparatory work), veneers are durable enough to withstand the daily wear and tear your teeth are put through. Through veneers, you can hide spacing problems, wear and tear, and misshapen teeth. This is also a popular means of improving your smile’s color, particularly when you have discoloration a whitening treatment can fail to improve.

Your Initial Consultation To Discuss Porcelain Veneers
An initial consultation is necessary before you can have veneers placed. Your dentist will be unable to approve you for treatment until they determine that your teeth will be able to hold veneers. After all, the bonding process is permanent. You will also be checked for any unaddressed problems that call for restorative dental care.

Other Cosmetic Treatment Options
Porcelain veneers offer patients a chance to address several flaws with one cosmetic treatment. Keep in mind, this is not the only cosmetic treatment out there. If you want to do something about stains in your enamel, you can be helped with a professional whitening session, or a teeth whitening treatment you take home from your dentist. Dental bonding can offer a less expensive, less time-consuming way to correct multiple flaws with teeth; however, the material used in dental bonding will be less durable than veneers.

Talk To DaVinci Dentistry About Porcelain Veneers
Are you looking for a way to show off a terrific new smile? Talk to DaVinci Dentistry about having porcelain veneers placed on your teeth. With this cosmetic treatment, you can cover up several different problems. To make an appointment for yourself, or to set a time for a family member to see us, call our Southlake, TX dental office today, or use our online form to request an appointment. Our goal to provide you the very best care has led us to offer only the finest in amenities and the newest in high-technology tools, making your visits more efficient and comfortable. We happily treat patients in Southlake, as well as Grapevine, Colleyville, North Richland Hills, Keller, and the HEB corridor. We hope to see you soon!

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Dental Bonding: Things to Consider

Tooth bonding in Southlake, TexasWhen you’ve cracked or chipped a tooth, there’s one immediate, quick and inexpensive option at your disposal: tooth bonding. This procedure, in which we apply a composite resin to the affected tooth, can typically be done in one office visit. It can be a great option for an immediate treatment while you consider other long-term options.

Some downfalls of tooth bonding include:

  • Shorter shelf life – A typical dental bond lasts up to seven years, but long-term options, such as a dental crown, can last several decades.
  • Durability – While composite resin is strong, if you bite down on hard foods without caution, you can chip or break the bond. In some cases, filing it down can fix the issue, but other times the bond will need to be replaced.
  • Staining – Composite resin stains more easily than enamel or porcelain used for crowns or veneers, so coffee, tea and red wine drinkers, watch out! A whitening toothpaste and consistent oral hygiene routine can help limit staining.

When you have cracked or chipped a tooth, calling the DaVinci Dentistry team in Southlake is a great first step toward restoring the appearance and function of your tooth. We’ll first examine the tooth to see if more intensive work, such as a root canal and crown, is required. When it’s not, you may choose from among several options, including dental bonding and veneers in addition to crowns. We’re here to answer any questions you may have about what may be best so that your goals are met and you feel comfortable and satisfied with your smile. Serving Southlake, Keller, Grapevine, Colleyville, North Richland Hills and much of Tarrant County: 817-251-9333.

 

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Dental bonding: Caring for bonded teeth

When you’ve undergone dental bonding, the first person you’ll want to talk to about routine maintenance and care is your cosmetic dentist. Southlake-based DaVinci Dentistry offers dental bonding as part of its services, and our team can talk to you about things to avoid and things you’ll want to do to keep your dental bonding in place for as long as possible.

In general, care for bonded teeth just as you would your natural, nontreated teeth, which means:

  • brush at least twice a day;
  • floss at least once a day;
  • rinse with an antiseptic or mouthwash on a regular basis; and
  • keep up with your dental appointments and cleanings.

Because the composite resin and other dental bonding materials are applied to the surface of the tooth, bonding can be prone to chipping.

This means being mindful of the following potentially damaging behaviors:

  • using your teeth to open objects;
  • chewing ice;
  • biting fingernails; and
  • chewing on pens, pencils and other hard objects.

Another important step in caring for bonded teeth is to pay attention — when biting down feels a bit “off” or you notice rough or jagged edges on your tooth, don’t hesitate to call your cosmetic dentist Southlake team. We’ll examine your teeth to determine the best course of action. Since bonding isn’t a permanent cosmetic option — on average, it can last upwards of 7 years — we may need to perform a new dental bonding treatment. Contact us today with your questions about dental bonding, and we can discuss all considerations with this cosmetic dentistry option: 817-251-9333.