Artful Smiles Dental Studios Will Transform Your Smile with Cosmetic Bonding
There are several advantages to cosmetic bonding when it comes to oral aesthetics. It is the least invasive and most cost-effective solution of all of our cosmetic dental procedures. Because it is not very invasive, it doesn’t take as much time and usually anesthesia isn’t required.
Cosmetic tooth bonding is also the least damaging to your teeth due to the very small amount of enamel needing to be removed during the appointment. However, there are also some limitations to tooth bonding that you should be aware of, so bonding is usually reserved for patients that need very little work done. Cosmetic bonding can be used to:
- Fix large gaps between teeth
- Correct cracks and chips in your teeth
- Substitute amalgam fillings
- Change the shape of your teeth
- Fix mild stains and discolorations
- Fix and repair roots that have been left damaged due to disease or decay
Having the cosmetic process done is simple, and can usually be completed the same day as your dental appointment without leaving the comfort of your dentist’s office. Your dentist will match your tooth color to the resin that will be molded onto your teeth. The resin will harden, and then your dentist will polish and contour the bonding to match the rest of your teeth.
Fast and Effective Cosmetic Tooth Bonding
If only one or two teeth are being worked on, then the entire process of cosmetic tooth bonding takes anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour. If the appointment is for several of your teeth, it is advised that you talk with your dentist about setting up alternate appointments to take care of the rest of your dental needs.
However, it should be noted that the materials used for cosmetic bonding are not as durable as the materials used for veneers and crowns. So, bonding should only be used for small fixes and temporary corrections. It is also highly advised that upon receiving your cosmetic bonding you brush frequently and abstain from smoking or drinking coffee and tea because of the harsh stains these habits can leave on your teeth.