When you are considering a smile makeover, one of the first things you need to decide is what treatment to use. Two common cosmetic dental treatments used for smile makeovers are teeth whitening and cosmetic bonding. Although these procedures are often performed individually, they can also be performed in coordination to offer more dramatic results. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of both procedures and why teeth whitening should always be done before dental bonding.
Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental procedure that can be used to improve the appearance of your smile. The treatment involves using a bleaching agent to remove stains and discoloration from your teeth. Teeth whitening is an affordable, non-invasive way to achieve a brighter, more youthful-looking smile.
There are two types of teeth whitening: in-office and at-home. In-office teeth whitening is performed by a dental professional and offers the quickest, most dramatic results. At-home teeth whitening uses a bleaching kit that you can use in the comfort of your own home. Although it takes longer to see results, at-home teeth whitening is a more affordable option.
No matter which type of teeth whitening you choose, the results are not permanent. The length of time your results will last depends on the type of staining you have and how well you take care of your teeth. You can help prolong your teeth whitening results by avoiding foods and drinks that can stain your teeth and by practicing good oral hygiene.
Cosmetic bonding is another popular cosmetic dental procedure that can be used to improve the appearance of your smile. The treatment involves using a tooth-colored resin to repair chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth. Cosmetic bonding can also be used to close gaps between teeth and change the shape or size of teeth.
Cosmetic bonding is a quick, easy, and affordable way to improve the appearance of your smile. The procedure can be completed in one office visit and does not require any anesthesia. Unlike veneers or crowns, cosmetic bonding does not require any alteration to your natural teeth.
Although cosmetic bonding can be performed on its own, it is often used in conjunction with other cosmetic dental procedures, such as teeth whitening. When used together, these procedures can offer dramatic results.
Why Teeth Whitening Should Be Done Before Dental Bonding
If you are considering a smile makeover with both teeth whitening and cosmetic bonding, it is important to have your teeth whitened first. Teeth whitening will remove any existing stains or discoloration from your teeth. This will ensure that your bonding resin is the same color as your natural teeth.
If you have your cosmetic bonding done first, any staining or discoloration that occurs after the procedure will be visible and can make your bonding material stand out. By having your teeth whitened first, you can avoid this issue and achieve a more natural-looking result.
If you are considering a smile makeover and have questions about which treatment is right for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with our experienced cosmetic dentist. Dr. Sadati will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs and goals.
Dr. Sadati possesses extensive experience in all aspects of advanced restorative dentistry, with an emphasis in cosmetic and implant dentistry. He has attained Accredited Fellow status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the most rigorous, demanding credentialing process in the world. He is the only AACD Accredited Fellow in South Florida.