If you have a tooth that has a cosmetic problem, it can be corrected in several different ways. Sometimes dental bonding can be used instead of getting a porcelain dental veneer. Our dentist at our office, Drs. Schwartzman, Healy and Offit will be able to examine your particular situation and let you know which type of treatment will work best for you. Our expert cosmetic dentist in Rockville will then be able to provide you with the cosmetic dental service which will make your smile flawless.
Our cosmetic dentist in Rockville knows many different ways that the cosmetic appeal of your smile can be enhanced. Sometimes when there is a tooth that is slightly damaged, or there are other cosmetic problems, it can be corrected using dental veneers. Dental bonding can be used to also correct similar situations. However, dental bonding is not as strong as porcelain veneers, and is generally only used on small smile problems. For example, if a tooth has a tiny chip in it, dental bonding can easily correct this problem. However, if the chip is more noticeable, yet not large enough to cause any structural problems with the tooth, our cosmetic dentist may decide that it would be better to fix this problem using a porcelain veneer. Porcelain veneers are thin shells which are made of porcelain which are bonded to the front of the tooth. These veneers will last for many years and can be used to correct many different cosmetic smile problems. Dental veneers are color-matched to the adjacent teeth so no one will be able to tell you are wearing them. Dental bonding is performed using the same material that is used to create tooth -colored composite fillings. The dentist applying the bonding must be extremely skilled, since using this type of dental bonding is similar to performing sculpting on a tooth. Porcelain veneers will maintain their color, while dental bonding will not maintain its color as well.
For an appointment to meet with our cosmetic dentist in Rockville regarding getting porcelain veneers, or having other dental treatment, contact us today.
By Drs. Schwartzman, Healy and Offit
May 15, 2019