A common cosmetic service, tooth bonding transforms flawed smiles into flawless ones. Bonding conceals a wide range of imperfections to display a white, uniform-looking smile. Like porcelain veneers and white restorations, cosmetic bonding is discreet and inconspicuous. For some patients, tooth bonding is a cost-effective way to achieve a vibrant smile in one office visit.
What is bonding?
Bonding involves placing composite resin on teeth to conceal chips, stains, gaps, and cracks. As a minimally-invasive service, this cosmetic enhancement is often less expensive than veneers. Composite resin, the same material used to produce tooth-colored fillings, is a mixture of durable plastics and glass that are not only natural looking but also biocompatible. Your dentist will apply composite resin in liquid form to areas of the teeth that are flawed. A special light will then cure the composite resin where it will harden. After this process is complete, final adjustments such as polishing or filing the resin to ensure a smooth appearance may be necessary.
How does bonding improve my appearance?
This cosmetic service is a popular method for filling in spaces between teeth or elongating the appearance of a chipped tooth. Like fillings, bonding is used to restore a tooth to its proper size and shape. Furthermore, the composite resin used in the bonding process is tinted to a custom shade of white so that it blends seamlessly with the natural color of your teeth. With precision, our skilled team of dentists will work to ensure that your smile enhancements look and feel natural so that your dental work is undetectable to others.
If you are interested in enhancing your smile through cosmetic bonding, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our experienced dental team. At your consultation, we will assess the nature of your smile’s imperfections and how best to enhance the aesthetics of your smile.
In addition to bonding, Friendly Dental offers a variety of services to help you look your best. Our team strives to boost your self-esteem and confidence. To learn more about our services or to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation, contact our office today.