What is Cosmetic Bonding?

Cosmetic bonding seems to be lesser known amongst patients hoping to get a brighter and whiter smile. Learn why it could be a great option for you.

Cosmetic bonding seems to be one of those procedures that are less known amongst patients hoping to get a brighter and whiter smile. With all kinds of options on the market today, you may not know all of the professional options for brightening teeth out there! If you have a special event coming up, or you’re simply not keen on the current color of your teeth, it’s time you learned about Cosmetic bonding.

What is Cosmetic Bonding?

If you have a chipped, decayed, discolored, or even short tooth, cosmetic bonding can prove to be a great option for you. With cosmetic bonding, a tooth-colored composite resin, or plastic, is applied directly to your tooth to repair any flaws in your smile that may be eyesores to you. Cosmetic bonding can be used as a cosmetic alternative to fillings, and can even protect a portion of a tooth that has been exposed because of gum recession.

What is the Procedure Like?

Cosmetic bonding is one of the quickest cosmetic dental procedures and can be done in as little as one trip to our office. We would begin with a shade guide to discern what the best resin color is to match the rest of your natural teeth. Then the surface of your teeth will be lightly etched create a long-lasting bond. Next, a light conditioning liquid is applied to the tooth to help the bond adhere. Once the tooth is out of the preparation stage, we’ll apply the tooth-colored resin and mold and shape it to fit your tooth shape perfectly.

How Does Cosmetic Bonding Help Patients?

Aside from being a great cosmetic dentistry option to help your smile be more unison in color, shape or length, dental bonding can help real problems your teeth may have. Whether it’s an injury or discoloration, be sure to talk to your dentist today about their bonding options. It remains an inexpensive procedure, and those who have dental bonds love how their teeth have come out. Give us a call to transform your smile!

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