Dr. Owens can tell you if cosmetic dental bonding is right for you

Cosmetic Bonding

Dental Bonding provides an immediate, conservative and affordable solution to minor aesthetic issues. It can be a good solution for broken or chipped teeth, especially following a fall or accident. Additionally, it can help restore minor imperfections to your teeth to restore your beautiful smile.

Cosmetic Bonding: Correct Dental Imperfections

  • Chipped teeth
  • Spaces in between teeth
  • Stains and discoloration
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Badly decayed teeth

Advantages of Dental Bonding

Dental bonding can immediately restore a tooth to its natural or ideal shape, especially after an accident has damaged a tooth. While not as strong or as permanent as porcelain restorations, dental bonding is a perfect immediate and short-term solution. Another advantage of dental bonding is that the tooth preparation is very conservative and the tooth is roughened and modified only slightly. For aesthetic bonding, it can require a longer appointment as several layers of composite will be needed with varying shades and translucencies used to achieve a natural final appearance.

Important Considerations

Bonded teeth can withstand normal chewing activity. However, there are a few factors that can affect the longevity of results. Patients are encouraged to take good care of their teeth, brushing and flossing daily. Also, teeth should not be used to open packages, and hard objects should not be chewed. Because bonding material is similar to enamel, staining can occur from smoking, tea, coffee, and red wine. Lastly, professional checkups and cleanings are vital to the care of cosmetic dental work.

Depending on your desired aesthetic, lifestyle habits, and the extent of improvement sought, you may want to consider porcelain restorations as the most suitable treatment. Dr. Owens will provide you with the full extent of information you need to determine which procedure is right for you.