If I’m not happy with my dental bonding, what can I do? It just doesn’t look very natural to me. Plus, it is starting to pick up stains. I thought this would last longer.
Brooke H.- Wisconsin
Dental Bonding usually lasts only a few years and has to be redone. If you’re looking for a more permanent solution, then I recommend you get porcelain veneers. These will last for many more years.
You also said your cosmetic word didn’t look very natural. That tells me you need to be very careful in choosing who you have do your porcelain veneers. This cosmetic procedure can give you a gorgeous smile, but only if done well. If your bonding doesn’t look natural, that means your current dentist isn’t really qualified to do your veneers, even if he says he does them.
You didn’t mention what about your smile you were trying to change. With porcelain veneers, you can change the shape, size, and color of your teeth. Ideally, you want to get a dentist who is accredited by by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). However, there are few dentists who reach that level of cosmetic expertise. If you can’t find one within driving distance, then you can look at the mynewsmile.com website. They recommend highly skilled cosmetic dentists in each state. Anyone on that site will be a great choice.
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