The procedure of cosmetic bonding has numerous advantages and is a cost-effective and minimally invasive 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 requires removal.
Cosmetic bonding can be used to fix the following dental problems:
- Correct chips and cracks in your teeth
- Change the shape of your teeth
- Fix large gaps between the teeth
- Substitute amalgam fillings
- Fix mild stains and discolorations
Bonding is a simple procedure and can be completed in a single visit to our office in less than half an hour if only a few teeth are being fixed. The color of the composite resin used is carefully matched with the natural color of your teeth. The tooth is then prepared by shaving off some portion of the enamel and the composite resin is bonded to it. Once the resin hardens, the tooth is polished to give it a smooth appearance.
It is highly advised that you follow a good oral care regimen after your cosmetic bonding treatment. You must brush frequently, floss daily and avoid excess smoking, tobacco use or consumption of tea and coffee because these habits can stain your teeth.
Bonding resin is available in many shades and is carefully made to match the natural color of the tooth it is being applied to. Bonding can significantly alter the appearance of a tooth; however, since the resin material used is not as strong as the natural tooth enamel, it is prone to breakage, chipping and staining. If cared for properly, your cosmetic bonding can last for anywhere between three to five years before needing repair or reapplication.
For more information about composite bonding and how it can help you achieve your dream smile, call our office for a consultation. Call us at (978) 234-4334.