Cosmetic bonding is a process for enhancing the appearance of your teeth. It is mainly considered an alternative to porcelain veneers, which conceal tooth flaws with natural-looking, tooth-shaped porcelain material. But for some patients, porcelain veneers can be too much of a commitment financially or otherwise, and cosmetic bonding provides an effective alternative. Our Cherry Creek cosmetic bonding treatment is a quick, painless appointment at our spacious, comfortable office.
For some patients, there are many advantages to choosing cosmetic bonding. These advantages include:
- Less expensive
- Matched to tooth color
- Last many years
Cosmetic bonding is often best suited to a small area of your tooth and to minimal cosmetic flaws. If your teeth have larger cosmetic or structural problems, our dentists may discuss the options of porcelain veneers or dental crowns with you. If your teeth are especially damaged or broken, you may need a tooth crown to restore and protect it. Cosmetic bonding can address problems including:
- Chipped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Misshapen teeth
The only way to know if bonding can fix the dental problems you want to change are to consult our experienced dentists. We are committed to explaining all of the options available to you and what you can expect from each.
The process to apply cosmetic bonding is fast, simple and minimally invasive. Cosmetic bonding actually refers to the process of applying layers of composite resin, similar to the material used for white fillings. As each layer of resin is applied, it is bonded to your tooth by hardening it with a special type of lamp. Once our dentists have created an adequate resin thickness, the material is sculpted to create an attractive, natural appearance. Our dentists will then check your bite to make sure there aren’t any further adjustments that need to be made to the composite resin.
Cosmetic bonding is susceptible to breaking just like your natural tooth enamel, so you should continue to practice good dental habits including not chewing on ice and wearing a mouth guard if you play certain contact sports. Typically, dental bonding lasts several years to more than a decade.
If you want to find out if our Cherry Creek cosmetic bonding treatment can accomplish the things you want to change about your teeth, please contact DeWitt Dental Associates to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists.