Many people have relatively healthy teeth, but they do not like the way their teeth look. If that is true of you, we invite you to consult with us about your cosmetic dentistry options. One popular treatment that we offer is dental bonding, otherwise known as cosmetic bonding or direct bonding. It is able to disguise many aesthetic imperfections in teeth, and it can provide results in a single appointment. Contact us today if you would like to learn if dental bonding is right for you.
Dental bonding is a treatment wherein we apply a tooth-colored resin to the front surface of the teeth. We shape the resin in a way that allows it to hide the teeth’s flaws. It can make things like discoloration, chips, cracks, and even small spaces between the teeth a thing of the past. The resin that we use for the procedure is the same material that we use for tooth-colored fillings, and we shade-match it to blend in with each patient’s unique dentition.
The procedure is relatively quick and usually requires just a single appointment. Here is an overview of what you can expect:
We usually do not administer any numbing agents for dental bonding because the procedure is quite comfortable.
Some of the most noteworthy benefits of dental bonding include:
Dental bonding is a fit for most patients who are looking for a budget-friendly way to change the appearance of one or two teeth. If your goal is to dramatically transform your smile, or you want your results to last for as long as possible, we may recommend veneers instead. Veneers are made out of porcelain and typically last for well over a decade. They are also more resistant to stains than dental bonding.
Our team will help you compare the pros and cons of all your cosmetic dentistry options so you can settle on the treatment plan that is best for you.