Did you make it a priority to give your house a bit of a makeover, this year? If so, you might have started your updates with a fresh coat of paint. After all, painting is a fast and affordable way to drastically improve the overall look of one’s home. If you would actually like to make similar improvements to your smile, cosmetic dentistry could help. In fact, cosmetic bonding is a dental procedure similar to a fresh coat of paint, in that it is one of the fastest and most affordable ways to enhance the smile! From correcting size issues to covering stains, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn just how many ways bonding could help you.
What Is Cosmetic Bonding?
Bonding is a minimally invasive procedure completed right in the dentist’s office, in a single visit, and often in around an hour. That is because it involves sculpting a composite resin material onto the surface of the teeth, and then hardening it with a light. This resin is durable and shaded to match your natural teeth. Plus, it bonds tightly with the teeth, allowing for seamless enhancements. These are also the reasons many patients prefer composite resin dental fillings to the metal amalgam fillings that were once common.
What Can Cosmetic Bonding Do for You?
Cosmetic bonding is versatile, in that it can actually help to hide a variety of imperfections, from a few teeth that appear misshapen or oddly sized, to minor gaps between the teeth. Bonding can also be used to hide permanent or intrinsic staining, which teeth whitening would not be able to address.