Cosmetic bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored, composite resin material is applied to your teeth and sculpted to cover or replace a problem area in your smile. The material bonds to your teeth like glue. It is then “cured” or hardened with a special ultraviolet light.
Cosmetic bonding is a quick and affordable way to correct a variety of dental flaws, including:
- Unsightly gaps between front teeth
- Slightly chipped teeth
- Rough or jagged edges on front teeth
- Dull colored or stained teeth
Cosmetic bonding is faster and cheaper than veneers or crowns, and can thus be a good option to make small cosmetic improvements to your teeth. Unlike veneers and crowns, bonding can be done within one office visit since nothing has to be made at a dental laboratory. Additionally, the procedure typically requires removing less tooth enamel compared to veneers and crowns. However, since bonding typically doesn’t last as long as other forms of restoration and is less resistant to stains, it is used more for small cosmetic touchups rather than major restorations.
If you would like more information concerning cosmetic bonding, simply call our office today and we will answer any questions you may have.