The procedure of cosmetic bonding has numerous advantages as far as the aesthetics of your smile are concerned. It is a cost-effective and minimally invasive form of cosmetic dental treatment. Since it not an invasive procedure, it takes very less time to complete and does not require the use of anesthesia in most cases. It is also one of the least damaging procedures as only a small portion of the enamel needs to be removed.
Cosmetic bonding can be used to fix the following dental problems:
- Correct cracks and chips in your teeth
- Fix large gaps between teeth
- Change the shape of your teeth
- Substitute amalgam fillings
- Fix and repair roots that have been damaged due to disease or decay
- Fix mild stains and discolorations
The process of cosmetic bonding is a simple one and can be generally completed in a single visit to our office. The color of the composite resin used is carefully matched with the shade of your teeth to ensure a natural looking finish to your smile. The tooth is then prepared by shaving off some of the enamel and the composite resin is bonded to it. Once the resin hardens, the tooth is polished and contoured to give it a smooth look.
The procedure of cosmetic bonding takes only about thirty minutes to an hour if only one or two teeth are to be worked upon. If several teeth need to be cosmetically bonded, we may do so in several appointments as per your convenience.
It is also highly advised that upon receiving your cosmetic bonding, you brush frequently and refrain from excess smoking or consumption of coffee and tea because of the harsh stains these habits can leave on your teeth.
To know if cosmetic bonding could be the procedure that would give you your dream smile, please contact our practice for a consultation today!