If your smile is not as attractive as it used to be, you can quickly lose confidence in yourself as a person. Cosmetic bonding is one of the easiest and inexpensive techniques to remedy numerous imperfections that make you self-conscious.
You may not be aware how dental bonding can improve teeth quickly and effortlessly. Enhancing your smile with a cosmetic dentist is a growing trend in popularity due to the positive results it provides. It improves your life, your looks and may take a few years off in the process.
Cosmetic Bonding Can Improve Your Natural Smile Line
Did you know your natural smile has an imaginary line that measures from the upper corners, side to side? The exposed upper teeth become a primary factor in determining the youthfulness of your smile. From the assessment of your smile line, your dentist will highlight areas that cosmetic bonding can enhance and improve.
The Many Uses of Cosmetic Bonding
You may not be aware that cosmetic bonding corrects a multitude of common flaws. In fact, because of the ease in which the composite resin paste molds, your smile makeover can include:
- Elimination of gaps
- Repair of chips, cracks or broken teeth
- Lengthen the teeth
- Shape and size
- Fillings to match your natural shade
The Ease of Cosmetic Bonding
The process is simple and usually completed in one day. Unlike crowns or veneers, there is no required lab work. You can usually schedule approximately an hour for each tooth.
The Cosmetic Bonding Process
Local anesthetic is usually not necessary for a dental bonding. The surface of the tooth is thoroughly cleaned to remove any tartar or plaque buildup to enable proper bonding. A dental professional will select a composite resin color to match the color of your teeth.
As your tooth stays dry with a cotton roll, there will be an application of acidic gel. This enables the composite to firmly grip to your tooth. The next step is to apply the bonding and reshape the tooth for the intended improvement. A "curing" light then hardens the newly designed tooth. Finally, the dentist will give your teeth a complete polish. This will generally result in the winning smile you have been seeking.
Lasting Effects of Cosmetic Bonding
The expected lifespan of dental bonding can last up to ten years, contingent on the patient's habits and oral care. There may be an occasional touch up or replacement needed should an accidental chipping occur.