Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Cosmetic dentistry uses dental bonding as a non-invasive method to fix visible flaws or damage on teeth. This technique involves bonding a composite resin, which matches the color of your tooth, directly onto the tooth surface to restore chips, cracks, discoloration, and gaps. As a result, you can achieve a flawless and natural-looking smile. Nearly instantaneous natural-looking results! Cosmetic bonding is a great way to improve your smile without removing too much of your natural tooth structure. Our skilled cosmetic dentist, Michael R. Gomez, DDS, can customize and refresh your smile using different dental bonding techniques that result in beautiful outcomes. Dental bonding has more benefits than porcelain veneers or dental crowns, and still provides impressive aesthetic results.

Reasons for cosmetic bonding:

  • Closing spaces or gaps
  • Fixing chipped teeth
  • Fixing decayed teeth (teeth with cavities)
  • Lengthening uneven teeth
  • Protecting roots exposed by receding gums
  • Restoring badly discolored teeth

When compared to other dental procedures like porcelain veneers and crowns, cosmetic bonding will save most if not all of your natural tooth structure. In one visit alone you can see a dramatic improvement in the aesthetics of your teeth - it's almost instantaneous! Not only that, but this type of procedure is far more affordable than other aesthetic dentistry techniques.

What does cosmetic dental bonding involve?

First, the dentist will isolate the relevant teeth and then use a chemical etching process to prepare their surface for bonding. Next, a conditioning liquid will be applied to make the tooth's surface more receptive to the bonding agent by creating micro-porosities. This liquid weakens the surface so that the bonding agent can form a strong bond.

Once we apply the bonding resin, we set multiple layers of tooth-colored composite in place. We use a specialized light to shape and harden the material. After it sets, we will smooth, buff, and polish the bonded areas so that they will blend in naturally with your other teeth.

If you want to regain confidence in your smile, contact our practice to learn more about bonding.

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