Cosmetic dental bonding is a procedure where a white, natural colored resin is shaded to match your teeth and applied to the tooth and hardened with an intense, ultraviolet light. The resin “bonds” to the tooth like a glue to cover the problem area and improve a patient’s smile.
Cosmetic bonding can be used in the event of:
- Unsightly gaps between teeth
- Slightly chipped teeth
- Rough or jagged edges on front teeth
- Dull colored or stained teeth
Advantages to Cosmetic Bonding
Dental bonding is easy and one of the most inexpensive ways to improve your teeth. It can be done in one office visit, unlike veneers or crowns. More tooth enamel is preserved with bonding than with veneers or crowns. When skillfully applied and sculpted, this material allows you to have a natural, beautiful improvement in your smile.
Disadvantages to Cosmetic Bonding
The resin used in cosmetic bonding is not as durable, long lasting, or stain resistant as crowns or veneers. Bonding materials can also chip and sometimes break. Bonding tends to break down and discolor in a few years and may need to be replaced.
Cosmetic Bonding Maintenance
Because cosmetic bonding material is more susceptible to damage and staining than other dental treatments, it is important to:
- Quit smoking
- Avoid nail biting, chewing ice or other hard materials
- Cut down on staining liquids: coffee, tea, red wine
Schedule an Appointment
If you have gaps, or chipped, rough, or stained teeth and would like to easily repair these imperfections, call us to schedule an appointment today at (734) 464-8020.