Do you have a minor cosmetic issue with your teeth 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.
Which Aesthetic Problems Can You Correct With Dental Bonding?
- Gaps between teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Oddly shaped teeth
- Short or eroded teeth
- Black mercury fillings
- Abfractions (exposed roots from gum 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 before dental bonding treatments since the composite material cannot be bleached. A custom composite shade will be matched to your natural teeth so that the bonding we do will blend seamlessly and be virtually undetectable.
First, we will etch (roughen) the surface of your tooth. A conditioning agent will be applied to prepare your tooth to bond to the composite material. Next, composite material 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 tooth.
Benefits of Cosmetic Dental Bonding
One of the main advantages 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 bonding is non-invasive, you should be quite comfortable during your procedure.
Cosmetic bonding is a versatile method to improve the aesthetics 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 have the beautiful smile of your dreams.