Cosmetic bonding is a quick, painless and affordable service to repair aesthetically flawed teeth. It can be used to correct gaps between your teeth, chipped teeth, and spots or stains that tooth whitening fails to remove. The length of the procedure can vary but the use of an anesthetic typically is not necessary. Cosmetic bonding is also less expensive than veneers and crowns. The use of an The composite is then sculpted without removing any of the existing tooth structure to look, act and feel like a natural tooth.
During this procedure, a composite material is bonded to an existing tooth. An etching solution is added to your teeth in order to formulate minimal crevices in your mouth’s enamel structure. A crevice provides a rough surface that enables strong cosmetic bonding. In other words, this allows a durable resin the ability to bond molds and other additions to your teeth. When the resin is placed onto a tooth, our dentists use a high-intensity light in order to cure the resin and reforming your tooth’s surface. Each layer only takes a few minutes to harden inside your mouth. Once we apply the last coat of resin, we sculpt and polish the bonded material to fit your teeth.
The resin comes in many shades so that we can match it to your natural teeth. Due to the layers involved, this procedure will take slightly longer than traditional silver fillings because multiple layers of the bonding material are applied. Typically, bonding takes an hour to two hours depending on your particular case.
The results are immediate, though they typically should only be expected to last between three and five years. A consultation with your dentist can determine whether or not cosmetic bonding is the best option for you.