You don’t have to invest a lot of time or stretch your budget to improve the appearance of your smile with cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic bonding in Waxhaw allows your dentist to even out teeth, close minor gaps between teeth, cover up stains, and make other corrections using a biocompatible composite resin. Cosmetic bonding is quick, painless, and non-invasive -- and it could be just the thing you and your smile need!
Cosmetic bonding works using a natural-looking composite resin. It’s the same material we use to fill a cavity with a white filling. Comprised of smooth glass and plastic particles, composite resin is highly customizable to match the shade of your surrounding tooth enamel perfectly. Cosmetic bonding can be used to correct or enhance the size, shape, and appearance of any of the teeth that show when you smile.
First, your dentist or qualified hygienist will clean the tooth and apply a special solution that roughens the surface to encourage bonding between the resin and the tooth enamel. Then the composite resin is applied and shaped into the most pleasing appearance. When it looks just like it should, your dentist checks to make sure it lines up with your chewing surface properly. Then, the composite resin is set under a special light within a matter of minutes.
Cosmetic bonding can correct a number of issues affecting the front teeth. When you schedule a cosmetic consultation at Ruocco Dental, you and your dentist will discuss your options to determine whether or not bonding is the perfect solution for your smile. If it is, we look forward to getting started right away.
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Cosmetic bonding offers a number of advantages for patients who are interested in cosmetic dentistry but have smaller budgets or don’t want to alter their healthy tooth enamel. It’s one of the most conservative and affordable options available -- and cosmetic bonding can make small changes that have a significant overall impact.
With proper maintenance, your cosmetic bonding can last for years and years. Protect it with a custom-fitted mouthguard if you play sports or grind your teeth at night. Contact your dentist our office if the area chips or breaks.
One thing to consider with cosmetic bonding is that the composite resin will absorb stains more quickly and easily than your natural tooth enamel. Tobacco users may want to consider porcelain veneers, which are more stain resistant.
If you are interested in seeing how cosmetic bonding can improve the look of your smile, we can’t wait to talk to you about this popular procedure. You are invited to request an appointment at Ruocco Family Dentistry Dental today.