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Choosing the best cosmetic treatment for your teeth is an important decision. Both dental veneers and dental bonding can give patients that beautiful white smile. Knowing the differences can help patients make their decision and choose the best option. At Bo Stanley, DDS, our team provides a comprehensive cosmetic consultation to determine what cosmetic treatment options would work best. We discuss all options available to our patients, and work with each patient to help them decide which treatment fits their needs.

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is typically done to repair chipped, decayed, or misshapen teeth. A composite material is used that looks natural and matches your natural teeth color. Dental bonding is cost effective, and can change the shape or your tooth, close gaps, or lengthen a tooth. This procedure can help patients get that white even smile in just one day. Local anesthesia is usually not necessary and little preparation is needed.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are tooth colored shells that are bonded to the front of teeth. Veneers are made out of porcelain or composite resin material, and are made to match the shade of your natural teeth. Veneers are typically used to correct stained, uneven, or misshapen teeth. Dental veneers provide patients with a solution to help create an even white smile. Veneers are permanent and once they are applied they are not reversible. They are durable and can last between 10-15 years if they are cared for properly.

What Is the Best Choice for Me?

Both dental bonding and dental veneers give patients an even bright white smile. Choosing which option works best will be part of the evaluation process in our office. If your teeth are in good condition and your problems are minor, dental bonding is a perfect choice. Dental bonding can be done in a single appointment, and is a simple way to correct and strengthen teeth with no preparation required. Bonding is also more cost effective compared to veneers.

If a patient has more than just simple cosmetic problems with their teeth, dental veneers may be a better choice. Dental veneers have a longer lifespan compared to dental bonding, and if patients practice good oral hygiene habits veneers can last for years. Veneers do require preparation prior to applying them to your teeth compared to bonding. Veneers are durable, and do not require constant maintenance or replacement like dental bonding.

Dr. Bo Stanley’s team always help patients choose the best option. Our patients’ are our priority, and providing patients with beautiful smiles is what we do. Our goal is to give patients that bright white smile they have always wanted.

Are You Looking for a Cosmetic Dentist Near You?

If you want to find out more about dental veneers or dental bonding to improve the look of your smile, let Amin Salvi help. We offer many cosmetic options for our patients, and provide the highest level of care using state of the art technology.

Contact Dr. Bo Stanley’s dental office in Austin, TX today to schedule your cosmetic consultation, and take the first step towards that perfect smile. 

Implant

Dental Veneers and Dental Implants both can give patients a beautiful white smile. Deciding what restorative or cosmetic option works best for you depends on the condition of your teeth. Our staff at Bloom Family Dental in Austin, TX provides cosmetic and restorative consultations to all our patients to take a detailed look at your mouth and determine a customized treatment plan that works for you. We listen to your goals and look at all options to give you the opportunity to choose the best one.

So, what is the difference between the two? Typically, Dental Veneers and Dental Implants are used for different reasons. This all depends on how much damage a patient has to their teeth.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are the leading restorative solution for many patients and one of the most common procedures done today. Implants are permanent and reliable giving patients the feeling that they have natural teeth. Implants are used for patients that have lost a tooth or teeth, have suffered from periodontal disease, or an injury. Dental implants take multiple appointments across a few months to complete.

Implants last upwards of 25 years or a lifetime if taken care for properly. They provide many benefits to patients, and are comfortable in the mouth. Implants allow patients to speak, eat, and function just like they would with natural teeth.

As part of our evaluation process, Dr. Bo Stanley will determine if the patient has enough bone present in the jaw to support the implants. If needed, bone grafting can be done to provide the additional support. During the implant procedure metal posts are placed in the jaw, and these act similar to artificial tooth roots. These posts provide the required support needed for the implants. Once the healing process is complete, an abutment or connector is secured on top of the implants. This allows the crown to be secured on top of the implant.

Crowns are custom made to match the color, size, and shape of your teeth. Temporary crowns are used while the patient waits for the permanent crown to be placed. Practicing good oral hygiene habits and visiting our office regularly will help to keep your implants looking and feeling great.

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Looking for a Quality Cosmetic Dentist in Austin, Texas?

Choosing the best option is important, and our team at Bo Stanley, DDS and our team is here to help give you all of the options available to achieve that bright white smile. We welcome all patients, and strive to always provide quality service our patients can count on.

If you are interested in finding out more about Dental Veneers or are looking to get dental implants in Austin, TX, please contact Dr. Stanley to schedule your consultation today!

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While dental issues vary from person to person, a common problem that our patients will bring up to our dental team are concerned about yellow teeth. This article will explore the causes of yellow teeth as well as provide some considerations and tips for whitening your smile at home!

What Causes Yellow Teeth?

Despite their smooth appearance, our teeth are more or less porous. In other words, at the microscopic level, they are strewn with small holes — kind of like the pores in our skin.

When you eat and drink, deposits get lodged in your email. The main culprits are cigarettes, tinted drinks such as coffee or red wine, soft drinks. If you don’t brush your teeth regularly, the build-up of plaque is an aggravating factor. However, even with impeccable oral hygiene, the teeth eventually turn yellow. Hence the annual visit to the dentist for a good scaling followed by a light polishing.

But sometimes, it is not only the porosity of the email that is questioned. There is also its natural shade. Indeed the color of your teeth is also a question of genetics! In this case, you can remove all the colored drinks from your diet and triple your budget for scaling. Nothing will help: your teeth will never be white.

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Why Would Teeth Whitening Be Needed

Why Should You Whiten Your Smile?

As you will understand, having white teeth is not just about brushing your teeth! Our teeth are porous and it builds inexorably to plaque and tartar. Ultimately, it turns yellow. So, of course, there is the whitening solution at the dentist.

Regardless if you opt for a professional whitening or an over-the-counter solution, having white teeth offers social benefits. In today’s society, having white teeth is synonymous with hygiene and charm.

On the other hand, there is also the famous dental plaque. It promotes cavities, bad breath and magnifies the yellowing of teeth. With a homemade treatment, I could fight more often against the accumulation of bacteria and food residues. So I could avoid cavities while whitening my teeth.

In summary, three aspects motivate you to whiten your teeth:

  1. The cost: this kind of treatment will always be less expensive than a visit to the dentist.
  2. The effect on teeth, even one that is naturally young/beige.
  3. Prevention against dental plaque.

Contact Dr. Bo Stanley in Austin, TX

If you have any additional questions or would like to schedule a teeth cleaning with Dr. Stanley, please don’t hesitate to contact us today! Our friendly staff would be delighted to assist you.