Cosmetic Dental Bonding Treatment: What is it For?

If you are looking for a solution to your irregular or stained teeth, there’s an effective solution. Cosmetic dental bonding treatment is a successful way of transforming the appearance of your teeth and is a quick process. We look at how the treatment works and why it could be the answer to your dental problems.

What Is Cosmetic Dental Bonding & How Does It Work?

Cosmetic dental bonding is an effective restoration technique used to improve the appearance of chipped, stained, or irregular teeth. It also enhances the appearance of gaps in teeth. Usually, your dentist can complete the work in a day; however, this depends on the complexity of treatments needed. Most of the time, an anaesthetic is not required. 

Cosmetic bonding treatments work by applying composite resin to the outer surface of the affected  teeth. Once hardened, the resin is shaped to improve both the appearance and shape of your teeth. The surface is then polished so it matches the surrounding teeth.

Why Choose Cosmetic Dental Bonding?

There are several positive reasons to choose cosmetic dental bonding. First of all, it is highly effective and is ideal for minor repairs. Cosmetic dental bonding is also easy to do and rarely requires an anaesthetic. If you’re looking for a solution to uneven or stained teeth, dental bonding is an option for you. However, cosmetic dental bonding does not suit people with extensive tooth decay or damage and doesn’t last as long as a porcelain veneer. If you’re unsure, just ask your dentist, as they are always happy to explain the benefits and whether it is appropriate for your needs.

What to Expect Before and After Cosmetic Dental Bonding Treatment

If you are considering cosmetic dental bonding treatment, the first step is to discuss the options with your dentist. They’ll assess the condition of your teeth and advise you whether cosmetic dental bonding is appropriate for you. For example, if you have significant orthodontic issues, a different treatment may be more appropriate. You may also need to have a filling or other treatments completed first to avoid further decay.

Your dentist will advise on aftercare, such as not eating sticky or hard food immediately after the procedure. However, you will still need to care for your teeth to avoid decay, so good dental hygiene is essential. For example, if you smoke, consider giving up to prevent further tooth staining.

Benefits of Cosmetic Dental Bonding Treatment

There are several benefits from having cosmetic dental bonding to treat your uneven or stained teeth and small gaps.

Cost-Effective

Cosmetic dental bonding is a cost-effective treatment, especially if you have small areas to treat. It is significantly cheaper than porcelain veneers and can make a big difference to your smile and confidence. In addition, some cosmetic dental bonding is included in insurance plans, so you may already be covered by your policy.

Requires Less Time

The majority of cosmetic bonding can be done in a day. There are no extensive fittings, appointments, weeks of wearing braces, or other inconvenient issues. However, if you are planning the treatment for a special event, it is probably best to schedule it a few weeks in advance.

It Is Safe and Secure

Dental bonding for cosmetic reasons is a safe procedure that is minimally invasive and does not require an anaesthetic. The enamel is kept safe and the bonding lasts  many years if you take care of them. Usually, people receiving the treatment are advised not to bite on hard food such as nuts. However, if the bonding does chip, it can be repaired easily.

Aesthetic Benefits

A major reason for having cosmetic teeth bonding is to improve your appearance. It’s surprising how a gap or crooked teeth can dent your confidence. So, if you are looking to improve your smile, cosmetic dental bonding could be the ideal solution. You’ll be amazed when you look in the mirror and see a row of perfect teeth. It works wonders for your self-esteem and confidence.

Happy Teeth, Happy Smile

Cosmetic dental bonding effectively corrects gaps, uneven teeth and chips in a tooth. They are easy to fit, take less than a day, and last many years. In addition, cosmetic bonding is cost-effective and straightforward and positively affects your appearance and confidence. So, if you want to explore the option of having cosmetic dental bonding, give us a call today, so we can explain everything and start you on the road to a better smile.