Cosmetic bonding is a technique used to help you get a beautiful, symmetrical smile. Many people want to eliminate stained or chipped teeth. Cosmetic dental bonding is one way to achieve this goal.
If you are thinking about trying this technique, then here are some things you need to know.
What Is Cosmetic Bonding?
Cosmetic bonding involves using composite resin not only to tint the teeth but also to create the appearance of a tooth. Many people consider bonding because they do not want to get veneers.
Your dentist may recommend cosmetic bonding if you have a large gap between two of your teeth, you have chipped teeth, or one of your teeth has cracked. You may also use bonding to fix stains and other types of discoloration.
Why Not Just Get Veneers?
There are many reasons that people do not want to consider veneers. You may choose bonding over veneers due to affordability or because you do not want to reduce your natural dental enamel. Enamel does not grow back, so most people want to preserve as much of it as they can.
What Will Your Bonding Appointment Look Like?
The appointment begins with a color match. The dentist will create a composite resin that matches the natural appearance of your teeth with the goal of ensuring your teeth look similarly colored.
Next, your dentist may give you local anesthesia to numb the area. This applies to situations in which the dentist needs to do any work on the tooth that involves a drill. You can skip the anesthesia if the dentist is just applying the resin and does not need to drill into your tooth.
The dentist will work with the surface of your tooth, ensuring the resin can stick. The resin will then be molded into the correct shape to ensure that your teeth look natural.
How Can You Take Care of Your Teeth After Cosmetic Bonding?
After cosmetic bonding, you should be careful about what you eat. You should not be chewing very hard things. You should also avoid grinding your teeth, as the resin is not as strong as dental enamel.
Make an Appointment With a Cosmetic Dentist
A cosmetic dentist can help you achieve the perfect smile. If you are ready to make an appointment with a dentist? Call today to make an appointment with a dentist who can help you understand the bonding process.