If you want to cover up cracked, chipped, or decayed teeth but don’t qualify for dental veneers, cosmetic bonding is a wonderful option. People get this dental service to fix these imperfections on their teeth and improve their smiles. Patients love cosmetic bonding because it’s cost-effective and simpler than other dental services.
We will first choose the best shade of composite resin to match your natural teeth. Next, after coating the affected tooth with a conditioning liquid, we will bond the resin to the tooth. Finally, we’ll mold it to the proper shape and harden it with ultraviolet light. If needed, we’ll shape and polish the resin some more once it sets. Cosmetic bonding shouldn’t take more than an hour (depending on your case) and allows you to continue your daily activities after the appointment. No anesthesia is required for this service.
It’s important to care for your bonded teeth as if they were your own. Proper care will ensure they last longer and are more effective. They aren’t as strong as your natural teeth, so here are some things you can do to make your cosmetic bonding last:
Cosmetic bonding does not have many risks other than not being as durable or stain-resistant as other dental procedures. Biting on hard surfaces such as your nails or a pen can cause the resins to chip or break off your teeth. As long as you’re ready to kick those bad habits, you shouldn’t have to worry about anything!