Committing to a lifetime of anything is difficult. Whether that’s buying a home, getting married, or choosing a career. Although you can always buy a new home, get divorced, or change careers, most people would like to think of these as lifelong choices. Choosing porcelain veneers is similar. Since porcelain veneers require some of the removal of your enamel, they are a lifelong commitment. Once you get veneers, there’s no going back.

Before you talk yourself out of committing to porcelain veneers and experience regrets (highly unlikely), you can give yourself peace of mind by opting for a temporary alternative first: dental bonding.

What is Dental Bonding?

Senior woman relaxing on her couch, smilingDental bonding is a temporary and inexpensive cosmetic dentistry treatment that we highly recommend to our patients at Smile On Dental Studio for numerous reasons. Dental bonding is a composite material we apply to your teeth to alter its shape, size, and color. It can cover minor flaws in a simple visit to our dental office. Your dental bonding results can last anywhere from 5 to 10 years before needing a replacement or opting for a more permanent solution like porcelain veneers. 

The procedure for dental bonding is quite simple. First, Dr. Hill will apply the putty material to your tooth and begin shaping it. Once he’s satisfied with the shape, he will use a curing light to harden the material. Next, he will polish your tooth and apply any final touches. In just a simple appointment, he can transform your tooth and you can expect a brand new smile.

Problems Dental Bonding Can Address

Dental bonding can address many different dental problems to enhance one’s smile. Some of the most common problems that we address include:

  • Cracked, chipped or gapped teeth
  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Gummy smiles
  • Mishappened teeth
  • Amalgam filling replacement
  • Hide receding gums

If you experience any of those problems, you can likely benefit from dental bonding.

Trying Dental Bonding Before Porcelain Veneers

We completely understand if you’re not ready to commit to a lifetime of porcelain veneers. When you opt for dental bonding in St. Louis, Dr. Hill will give you similar results that you will experience with porcelain veneers. Although the results won’t look exactly the same, it will give you an idea of what your permanent results could look like. If you decide you really like your dental bonding results and want to take them up a level and extend their lifespan, we can discuss replacing your bonding with porcelain veneers.

Dental bonding is a good way to give porcelain veneers a test run without the commitment. Enhance your smile today with help from dental bonding in St. Louis from cosmetic dentist, Dr. Chris Hill. Schedule an appointment at Smile On Dental Studio today to learn more.