Making good first impressions starts with smiling at everyone you meet with a bright smile. When we have chipped, stained, or discolored teeth, we have a hard time doing that. However, cosmetic dental bonding can make up for those problems and restore the shine to your pearly whites.
At Oak Dentistry, we help to boost your confidence to reveal that bright smile. Give us a call at (817) 375-0400 for more details.
What is Cosmetic Bonding?
Composite resins are applied to your teeth using a cosmetic procedure called tooth bonding. There are several common dental issues it can solve, such as Gaps between teeth, Chipped teeth or irregularly shaped ones, Fractures or cracks, Discoloration and decay, Short teeth, and protection of exposed roots.
In addition to being a highly effective alternative to veneers, cosmetic bonding is affordable, less invasive, and doesn't involve shaving down your tooth enamel. It is often referred to as veneers by people who don't qualify for veneers.
How Do Cosmetic Dental Bondings Work?
It is possible to have cosmetic dental bonding done in one visit instead of multiple visits with veneers. If you are repairing a few teeth, you can get everything done in one visit.
Cosmetic Bonding Procedure
As part of the bonding procedure, the dentist will roughen the surface of your tooth and apply a fluid to assist the resin in sticking to it.
Once the resin is applied to your teeth, the dentist will smooth them down and shine a bright light on them to harden them. The resin is then smoothed out and trimmed until it looks and feels like a natural part of your teeth. If the damage is extensive, the procedure could take up to an hour per tooth.
How Long Does Cosmetic Bonding Hold?
Bonding resin is not nearly as strong as natural teeth. As a result, avoid any activities that may damage your teeth.
Grinding your teeth at night can damage your teeth faster than normal wear and tear, as can chewing on ice, biting pens, and picking at your nails. Not only that but biting your nails or chewing on ice can chip off the resin. If you grind your teeth during sleep, it may be worthwhile to invest in a nightguard.
Why Go for Cosmetic Bonding?
If you are dissatisfied with your smile, it is definitely for you. If you are tired of hiding your teeth, then cosmetic bonding is right for you! By changing your smile, you can boost your confidence and make great first impressions.
The cosmetic bonding on your teeth can last from 10 to 15 years if you take good care of them. If you experience chips, stains, or cracks after a few years, you can have your dentist repair those affected areas.
Oak Dentistry, Arlington, TX, offers comprehensive cosmetic dentistry services, including cosmetic bonding, by our experienced team led by Dr. Daniel Lim and Dr. Alex Lee. For more details and appointments, call us at (817) 375-0400. You can also book online or visit us at 7416 S Cooper St STE 100, Arlington, TX 76001.