Do you have a few aesthetic imperfections in your teeth that you would like to get rid of? Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic option, but many people hesitate to commit to them due to their price. If that is true of you, it is possible that dental bonding in Belmont could be an acceptable alternative. We invite you to visit us for a consultation to learn more about this quick, effective, and affordable way to transform the look of teeth.
Dental bonding is also called cosmetic bonding or direct bonding. During the treatment process, we apply a tooth-colored resin over the teeth to disguise their imperfections. The resin is the same material that we use for tooth-colored fillings. Some issues that dental bonding is often able to address include:
We usually recommend dental bonding for patients who wish to change the look of just one or two teeth. If you would prefer to completely make over your smile, we may suggest that you opt for porcelain veneers instead. Veneers tend to be stronger and have a longer lifespan than dental bonding.
The dental bonding process usually requires just one appointment. Depending on how many teeth are being worked on, you might be in our office for less than an hour. We begin by selecting the right shade for the resin; we want it to blend in as well as possible with your natural teeth. Then, we roughen up the tooth’s surface with a mild acidic solution, after which we apply a conditioning liquid. Next, we apply the resin and mold it into the desired shape. A special light hardens the resin in a matter of seconds. Your dentist carefully adjusts the shape of the resin to put the finishing touches on your new look.
We do not usually use local anesthesia for dental bonding, so you will not have to deal with a numb mouth after your appointment. In fact, you should be able to go about your daily activities as usual.
Some of the most outstanding benefits of dental bonding include:
Would you like to learn more about dental bonding or the other cosmetic treatments we offer at the Center for Contemporary Dentistry? Our friendly team is ready to answer all of your questions!