Have you ever dreamed of having a movie star smile? You know the kind—one where chips, cracks, and imperfections don’t exist? If so, you may have thought that they’re nearly impossible for the average person to attain. Not so! Cosmetic bonding is an affordable, minimally invasive dental procedure that can substantially improve the look of your smile in virtually no time at all.
Who can Benefit from Cosmetic Bonding?
Most people make excellent candidates for cosmetic bonding. In particular, cosmetic bonding can help if you want to:
- Repair chipped or cracked teeth
- Eliminate gaps between teeth
- Whiten discolored or stained teeth
- Transform the shape of irregular teeth
- Make short teeth look longer
- Protect exposed tooth roots
What is the Process of Cosmetic Bonding?
If you want to improve your smile with cosmetic bonding, we’d encourage you to come in for a consultation with Dr. Sanyk to discuss your objectives. Once Dr. Sanyk has the opportunity to view your teeth, she’ll determine the best approach for treatment.
As for the procedure itself, cosmetic bonding is a very simple process. Dr. Sanyk will choose a composite color to match your teeth. Then, a liquid adhesive will be brushed onto your teeth before applying a resin. Once the resin is shaped, it’s cured with an ultraviolet light, then polished to a glossy shine. That’s it!
Why would someone choose Cosmetic Bonding over Veneers?
Cosmetic bonding has some distinct advantages over veneers. For one thing, it’s less expensive and can often be done in one visit. Veneers, on the other hand, are customized porcelain coverings that are made in a lab.
Also, veneers typically—although not always—require some removal of tooth enamel. That’s rarely the case with cosmetic bonding.
Do Bonded Teeth require additional care?
No, bonded teeth are cared for in the same way that you would take care of your natural teeth. We would still advise you to brush and floss regularly, and to continue coming in for regular dental checkups. By following these simple guidelines, your bonded teeth may last for up to 10 years.
How long does a Cosmetic Bonding Procedure take?
The answer depends on how many teeth you are having bonded. Typically, the procedure takes between 30-60 minutes. However, if you are having a larger number of teeth bonded, you may need more time or additional appointments.
If you’d like to discuss improving your smile’s appearance, contact the team at Smile Hilliard today!