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This Beautiful Smile on this Penny Creek Family & Cosmetic Dentistry patient was obtained by a simple chairside direct composite restoration. As cosmetic dentistry procedures go, direct composite is a fantastic solution for chipped or fractured teeth. Composite bonding is much less expensive than porcelain crowns and veneers and is an easy procedure to accomplish for the patient. A major benefit of this procedure is that it is very conservative. Only minimal preparation of the enamel is necessary to provide an adequate bond for the dental composite. Esthetic Anterior Composite can be used to restore fractured teeth, chipped teeth, carious teeth, and to close a space between teeth called a diastema.
Before Esthetic Anterior Composite Restoration
After Esthetic Anterior Composite Restoration
Anterior Esthetic Composite Restoration was performed by Mill Creek Cosmetic Dentist, Chad Slocum DDS. Dr Slocum can be reached at Penny Creek Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Mill Creek, WA for more information regarding smile makeovers.
Esthetic Anterior Composite Dental Solutions
Cosmetic Dental Bonding with tooth colored material is a potential way to give you a new smile. You may be considering the enhancing of your smile, but you may have concerns about the more extensive procedures and their cost. Porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, and crowns on dental implants are the most extensive and expensive of the cosmetic dental procedures. For a person with these concerns, Cosmetic Dental Bonding is the perfect solution! Chipped, cracked, discolored or teeth with spaces and gaps can be embarrassing and can affect your self-esteem and confidence. Inexpensive and conservative, bonding uses a tooth-colored composite material to restore teeth and enhance smiles. One of the most common procedures that we do at Penny Creek Family & Cosmetic Dentistry with Cosmetic Dental Bonding is the closure of spaces between teeth, called diastemas. The closure of diastemas is most commonly requested for a space between the two upper central front teeth as shown in the photo below.
Open Diastema: Before Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Closed Diastema: After Cosmetic Dental Bonding
The tooth-colored composite is placed on the tooth, then shaped and molded to achieve the desired results. The material is then hardened and polished, creating a natural appearance. Although Cosmetic Dental Bonding is an exceptionally good technique to close diastemas (spaces between the teeth) between the upper central anterior teeth, it can be used to close spaces between any teeth. We have many patients that opt to have cosmetic bonding on their front teeth because this is a less expensive procedure than using either porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns. In a few cases, we have constructed an extreme makeover of the smile entirely with Cosmetic Dental Bonding with beautiful results and at a lower cost to the patient.
Diastema Closure on the above patient was performed by Mill Creek Cosmetic Dentist, Chad Slocum DDS. Dr Slocum can be reached at Penny Creek Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Mill Creek, WA for more information regarding smile makeovers.
Below is a close-up photo of another patient who’s Smile was enhanced by Cosmetic Dentistry at Penny Creek Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.
Diastema Open: Before Cosmetic Bonding
Diastema Closed: After Cosmetic Bonding
Diastema closure procedure was performed by Mill Creek Cosmetic Dentist, Chad Slocum DDS. Dr Slocum can be reached at Penny Creek Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Mill Creek, WA for more information regarding smile makeovers.
Dental Bonding a Great Solution for Smile Makeovers
Cosmetic Dental Bonding should be considered as an option in the following situations:
· to repair any anterior tooth
· to repair decay areas of anterior teeth
· to repair chipped or cracked teeth
· to improve the appearance of discolored teeth
· to close spaces (diastemas) between teeth
· to lengthen anterior teeth
· to change the shape of teeth
· as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings on posterior teeth
· to protect a portion of a tooth’s root if exposed due to gum recession