How Can Cosmetic Bonding Improve My Smile? Vancouver, WA Family & Cosmetic Dentist Answers
Updated: Jul 14, 2022
A lot of patients come to us seeking a small but significant change in the appearance of their smile. Chips, misshapen teeth, and small gaps between teeth can all be fixed easily and affordably with cosmetic bonding.
What is Cosmetic Bonding?
Cosmetic bonding uses a composite, tooth-colored resin, which your dentist custom-matches to the shade of your natural teeth or the shade you desire. The composite resin is applied and shaped directly on the tooth, then cured with a special light which helps it bond with your tooth and makes it more durable. The result is very natural-looking, and all completed in one easy visit.
The entire cosmetic bonding procedure is quite quick (typically 30 minutes or less per tooth), and virtually painless. It usually doesn’t require any removal of tooth enamel, and most patients don’t require any anesthesia. Cosmetic bonding is a simple, low-cost alternative to other more extensive cosmetic dental procedures like porcelain veneers or aesthetic crowns.
Pros and Cons of Cosmetic Bonding
- Affordable and low cost - Bonding can stain over time
- Immediate treatment - Not as durable or long-lasting as other
- Painless and quick options like veneers or crowns
- Custom-matched and natural-looking
If you have minor cosmetic dental issues that you want to fix - but don’t want to commit to lengthier, more costly procedures like dental veneers or crowns - cosmetic bonding could be a fantastic choice for you. Contact us if you have any questions or would like to book a consultation; we will be happy to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!
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