Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can help you achieve a camera-ready smile by masking relatively small imperfections in your front teeth such as staining, chipping, or an imbalance in shape and size.
You may have heard about dental veneers, which can also be used to mask the imperfections already noted, but dental bonding is a faster and more cost-effective procedure than dental veneers – and your smile imperfections can be corrected in as little as one visit!
Dental bonding can also be used to protect a tooth’s root that may have become exposed due to gum recession.
The material used in dental bonding is a tooth-colored resin that your dentist can easily shape to any size to help you achieve the picture-perfect smile you’ve been dreaming of.
The first step in your treatment will be to apply a solution that will help your teeth become more porous. Next, a resin that matches the color of your surrounding teeth will be applied. After the resin is applied, your dentist will then harden and polish the material to assure its functionality and appearance.
If you practice good oral hygiene and have regular check-ups, a dental bonding procedure can last for 10 years or more.
There are other options to enhance your smile in addition to dental bonding and dental veneers. A lot of patients are choosing to use invisible aligners to help correct crooked teeth before they undergo any other type of cosmetic dentistry procedure. The best way to find out what will work best for your smile makeover is to make an appointment with a multi-specialty dentist like Brooklin Village Dental Care where all of your restoration options can be explored in one thorough consultation.