Cosmetic dental bonding can help enhance the shape and color of your natural front teeth in cases where tooth structure loss is very minimal or the affected areas are small. They are often one of the most cost-effective cosmetic procedures to transform the look of your smile.
Cosmetic bondings are a non-invasive procedure that adheres a composite resin that matches the shade of your natural tooth to the surface of your affected tooth.
Cases that work best for cosmetic bondings include:
- Gaps between your teeth
- Irregularly shaped or chipped teeth
- Fractured or cracked teeth
- Discoloration & decay
- Short teeth
- Protection of exposed roots due to receding gumline
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Frequently Asked Questions
What to Expect with Cosmetic Dental Bonding?
A thorough examination is necessary to weigh the pros and cons of cosmetic bondings versus porcelain restorations such as crowns, bridges, or veneers. Our dentists at Riverbend Family Dentistry are great at discussing these options with you and catering a treatment plan to suit your needs and desires.
If you and your dentist decide cosmetic bondings are right for you, many patients will whiten their teeth to their desired level of white prior to the cosmetic bonding procedure, as the bonding will match the shade of the adjacent teeth.
On the day of your visit, a cosmetic resin that matches your adjacent teeth will adhere to your tooth. The material then hardens with a curing light. The area is then adjusted and polished.
What Should I Expect After My Visit?
You should be able to return to normal activity immediately after your visit.
When properly cared for, cosmetic dental bonding can last for many years. Healthy oral hygiene will promote the longevity of the bonding, as well as avoiding excessive forces on the bonding (think ice cubes, tearing open packages, or cutting fishing line/thread (South Florida problems!), etc.).
The cosmetic dental bonding will not discolor over time. This is unlike your natural teeth which can discolor from coffee, wine, tea, and other food. If you experience discoloration or poor matching over time, you can simply whiten with over-the-counter whitening products. Or, discuss options with us.
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