When your teeth become chipped, misaligned, or just have some imperfections that you would like cosmetically corrected, cosmetic bonding can be performed during one dental appointment to obtain the results you want. The dentists in our office utilize a composite resin material that works well with the natural color of the teeth, melding with the tooth to reconstruct the damaged area. Once the resin is applied to the tooth, the area will be dried using a curing light. The professional application of the resin includes meticulous polishing and sculpting of the material to ensure that even the most observant eye will not notice any discrepancies. Cosmetic bonding can also serve as a more affordable alternative to custom porcelain veneers while still achieving the same results.
Advantages of Cosmetic Bonding
There are many advantages to choosing cosmetic bonding over other options. For one, dental bonding is one of the most affordable and simplest cosmetic procedures. Unlike crowns and porcelain veneers, which are custom made to cover the teeth, cosmetic bonding can be performed in a single dental appointment. Porcelain veneers are made to fit the patient’s teeth exactly which means that they need to be made in a laboratory and are applied over the course of several visits. Another advantage of cosmetic bonding is that it does not require a significant loss of enamel on the tooth being bonded. Anesthesia is also not required for cosmetic bonding.