What is Cosmetic Bonding?
A popular was to way to enhance the aesthetics of your smile is through Bonding. Bonding is used to correct cracks and gaps in teeth or to cover up stains or discolored teeth. The affected tooth is treated with a tooth colored matching composite resin. It is molded and sculpted over an adhesive gel that is placed on the tooth. After the resin has been applied an LED light is used to harden the resin, which is then polished to give you a fresh, new smile.
Why Choose Cosmetic Bonding?
Unlike veneers or crowns, bonding can be done quickly and is usually finished in one visit to the dentist. It can save you a lot of time and money as well. Bonding is one of the cheapest options in all of cosmetic dentistry. It is best used on a chipped or discolored tooth that you’d like to fix.
Cosmetic Bonding Care
If you’ve had cosmetic bonding, it’s important to remember that the resin used to repair the look or function of your tooth isn’t as strong as your actual teeth. It’d be wise to avoid poor habits, such as biting fingernails or chewing on ice if you’d like to keep the bonding intact. Also, make sure to brush and floss daily to keep your teeth healthy and strong. Bonding can’t protect you from cavities or tooth decay.
If you would like to fix stained or cracked teeth and you’re in a hurry or on a budget, cosmetic bonding may be just the thing for you. Give Seven Star Dental a call and ask about cosmetic bonding today!