Cosmetic dental bonding provides a huge variety of benefits that can greatly improve your smile and overall appearance.
Your dentist can use bonding to repair cracked, chipped, and discolored teeth and replace ugly silver amalgam fillings. Bonding can also make misaligned teeth appear straighter, resulting in a more uniform smile.
Tooth bonding is quick, economical and relatively painless—and the results last a long time. It’s a terrific alternative to more extensive cosmetic improvements such as porcelain veneers. Plus which, the resins used in bonding can expand and contract with the natural tooth to prevent cracks and tooth loss!
Cosmetic dental bonding can usually be completed in just one office visit. Even when it requires more than one session you’ll see a big improvement right away.
Your dentist will mix a composite resin that matches the natural color of the tooth that needs improvement, then slightly roughens the tooth’s surface so that the resin will adhere tightly to it.
After the composite resin mixture is carefully applied to the prepared tooth, your dentist will shape and smooth it before treating it with a high intensity light to harden the resin material.
Finally, the bonded tooth is buffed and polished to look like the surrounding teeth and voila! You’re done, and your smile looks a lot better!