Cosmetic bonding, or dental bonding, is a cosmetic dental procedure that can restore the appearance of chipped, cracked, stained, or misshapen teeth. It’s a great option if you’re looking for a smile makeover that’s fast, easy, safe, and affordable. It’s also minimally invasive, so you should be able to drive yourself home after the procedure.
Dr. Busch-Abbate, our Kalamazoo dentist, can help you decide whether teeth bonding is right for you.
Benefits of Cosmetic Bonding
porcelain veneers. However, teeth bonding tends to be less expensive and less of your tooth’s enamel needs to be removed in order to accommodate the cosmetic bonding.can provide similar results to
Teeth bonding can:
- Repair slightly chipped or cracked teeth
- Close small gaps between front teeth
- Repair teeth that have had minor cavities
- Improve appearance of discolored teeth
- Improve your teeth’s shape
- Even out your smile
The main drawback to cosmetic bonding is durability. Teeth bonding is not as durable as porcelain veneers, soare more prone to cracking or staining. However, this can be repaired in a future dental appointment.
Cosmetic Bonding Process
During your appointment, our dentist will roughen up the surface of your teeth so that the resin will be able to adhere. She will then apply a putty-like resin on the surface of your tooth where it’s needed. This tooth-colored resin is then hardened with an ultraviolet light or laser, helping your teeth to look and function better.
Teeth bonding is minimally invasive and doesn’t usually require anesthesia. After the resin has cured, you can eat and drink normally and should experience little to no discomfort. You should care for bonded teeth the same way you’d care for any other natural tooth.
To learn more about cosmetic bonding, contact the team at Gentle Dentistry. Our Kalamazoo, MI, cosmetic dentist can let you know whether teeth bonding is right for you. Call Gentle Dentistry at (269) 381-3890 to make an appointment today, or contact us online.