Do your teeth have cosmetic imperfections such as decay or cracks? Sometimes, a teeth can be damaged, but not enough to justify removing it or placing it under a crown. In these cases, cosmetic dental bonding is the solution. This process entails the application of tooth-colored composite resin to repair:
- Tooth decay
- Chipped teeth
- Fractured teeth
- Tooth discolorations
- Tooth elongations
- Spaces between teeth
Bonding can also provide a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings. Best of all, it can be done in a single visit to Shervin M. Louie, DDS.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is one of the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedures available. It’s quicker, simpler, and involves less hassle than veneers or orthodontics. In the hands of a skilled cosmetic dentist such as Dr. Louie, bonding can achieve amazingly realistic results.
Composite resin, the material used in bonding, can be molded, polished, and color-matched to your surrounding teeth. Most people cannot tell the difference.
Dental bonding is used for cosmetic purposes: in most cases, to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth. It also can be used to close gaps between teeth, correct minor tooth misalignment, to make teeth look longer, or to change the overall shape and color of the tooth.
Bonding is also used as a cosmetic alternative to fillings. If gum recession has exposed the tooth’s roots, bonding can protect them from further wear.
At Shervin M. Louie, DDS, we use composite resin, which is a mixture of plastic and glass. We use these materials because of their strength and translucent properties, which make them prime candidates for matching tooth texture and color.
Composite bonding won’t necessarily last as long as veneers do. However, patients should be able to enjoy its benefits for up to ten years, sometimes longer.
How Strong is the Bond?
Tooth-colored resin is bonded to your tooth, restoring your previous tooth structure. The resin is applied, then hardened with a specialized light, which creates the bond between the material and your natural tooth, restoring your smile in the process.
While maintaining your bonded tooth or teeth, it’s important to brush often and consistently. Take proper care of your teeth at all times by avoiding:
- Hard candy
- Ice cubes
- Any substances that can crack composite material or cause duress
Quick, Painless, Easy Dental Bonding
Our bonding process won’t involve laboratory work like veneers entail. You can drastically change the appearance of your smile, restoring it back to its original luster in 30 minutes to an hour.
People live with cracked, fractured, and gapped teeth, assuming that some huge overhaul needs to be done to bring their smile back to its original luster. But these problems can be solved using dental bonding. Cosmetic bonding can really take your smile to the next level without the time commitment of braces or Invisalign. At Shervin M. Louie, DDS, we also offer a number of cosmetic and general dental procedures that will give you a sparkling smile to last a lifetime. Call today to book your appointment.