Not all cosmetic procedures are very popular. Many are complex and carry a price tag that is larger than some people want to pay. Yet, these same people want to see their smiles improve. That’s why we offer many varieties of cosmetic dentistry, including cosmetic dental bonding. This pliable, multi-functional material is the same material that we use to fill cavities, yet we have great success using it as a simple topical solution for cosmetic flaws.
Who Can Benefit?
Cosmetic bonding is a safe and effective cosmetic option for almost every smile. It can be used to improve the look of teeth that are cracked, chipped, discolored, gapped, or uneven. If you’ve been looking into other cosmetic options, you will realize that cosmetic bonding can achieve the same results as veneers and teeth contouring!
Imagine getting the same or similar results without the discomfort, cost, and time that it would take with traditional cosmetic approaches. Cosmetic bonding can achieve that for you during a short, comfortable dental appointment!
The Cosmetic Bonding Procedure
As with any cosmetic procedure, our first task is to make sure that your teeth are healthy. We will complete a cleaning and exam before placing bonding material on your teeth. Once we are sure you have a healthy smile, we will prepare your teeth with a solution that makes your tooth enamel rough to the touch.
The texture we add to your tooth gives the bonding material something to cling to when it is placed on your teeth, which is the next step. The bonding material is color-matched to your teeth so that there is no way to tell where you tooth ends and the bonding begins.
The bonding material is carefully layered over your tooth and allowed to dry one layer at a time. As we layer the material over your tooth, we will carefully shape and mold the material to create a natural, complete repair of your natural tooth.
Once the bonding material is in place, we will buff and polish your entire smile to create a seamless, complete transformation! Patients who have received cosmetic bonding can rarely see where their work has taken place, which means that anyone looking at your smile will definitely not be able to tell.
The End Result
Cosmetic bonding is a great choice for patients who need a quick, simple solution to minor cosmetic issues. Cosmetic bonding is not as permanent as veneers, though. You can expect your bonding to last for several years, and the process of repairing and replacing cosmetic bonding is much more comfortable than doing the same for veneers.
If you’re not sure if dental bonding is right for you, simply give us a call at (503) 305-5051 or contact us using our online form. Dr. Pioch and our staff can help you make the best decision for your smile. The extent of your smile’s needs and your smile goals will determine how we approach your cosmetic bonding work. Call today so that we can get started on your transformation very soon!