Do you have a small cosmetic issue with your teeth that you wish you could have repaired? Have you always thought that cosmetic dentistry was out of your reach?
Minor esthetic flaws can sometimes be corrected using an affordable, non-invasive procedure called dental bonding. Dental bonding can be beneficial for patients who want to avoid dramatic procedures but have some small concerns about the appearance of their teeth.
What Esthetic Conditions Can Be Corrected with Dental Bonding?
- Gaps between teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Oddly shaped teeth
- Short or eroded teeth
- Dark silver fillings
- Abfractions (exposed roots from recession)
- Dark areas on teeth and other discolorations
How Does Cosmetic Dental Bonding Work?
Cosmetic dental bonding is pretty simple, but if your teeth are yellow or stained, you may consider whitening your teeth prior to dental bonding treatments since the composite material cannot be whitened. A custom composite shade will be matched to your natural teeth so that the bonding will blend seamlessly and be virtually undetectable.
First, we will etch (roughen) the surface of your tooth to prepare it for adhesion. A conditioning agent will be applied to your tooth to prepare it for the bond to the composite material. Next, the composite will be applied in several layers and hardened with a special curing light. Once the final layer is applied, the composite will be polished and smoothed, blending it with your natural enamel.
Benefits of Cosmetic Dental Bonding
One of the main benefits of cosmetic bonding is that minimal prep work on your tooth is required. That means that your tooth will be left intact, and we will be adding the composite material as needed. Because it is non-invasive, you should be quite comfortable for your procedure. It also means that your tooth structure will remain intact.
Cosmetic bonding is a versatile method to improve the esthetics of your teeth. We can help you determine whether dental bonding will be right for your unique needs.
Call our office today to schedule an exam. We will be able to answer all your questions and get you on track to having the beautiful smile of your dreams.