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Living with minor teeth imperfections can cause you to lose confidence in your smile quickly. While it’s not always possible to achieve a complete smile makeover in one dental visit, many patients are pleasantly surprised to see their smile completely transformed from dental bonding.
Whether your tooth is decayed, was recently damaged, or has had an aesthetic flaw for years, dental bonding can restore your teeth in just one day!
The Simplicity of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is an incredible tool used interchangeably to refer to two separate bonding procedures: tooth bonding and veneer bonding. Tooth bonding is the process of applying a tooth-colored resin to affected teeth to improve the overall aesthetics, including the shape, size, and color. This affordable treatment is an efficient way to correct everything from a chipped tooth to severe dental discoloration.
When Dental Bonding is Ideal
Discolored, blemished, or chipped teeth can be detrimental to your confidence. Conventional dental implants and veneers are highly effective; however, they may not be entirely necessary for many seeking minor dental enhancements. Dental bonding is ideal for restoring confidence and correcting smile imperfections in an affordable and minimally invasive way.
Tooth bonding can correct teeth that are:
How Does Tooth Bonding Work?
Each dental bonding procedure will vary somewhat in application depending on the client’s specific needs, desires, and circumstances. Producing a beautiful, natural-looking smile by repairing tooth damage is always our top priority. A plastic material called dental resin is the substance of choice for bonding. This highly flexible and moldable dental resin allows us to sculpt your teeth into the ideal shape and size.
Resin can also be color-matched to existing teeth. Your dentist will apply the resin to the affected teeth and sculpted to repair the damage. Resin can also be successfully used to fill in gaps, holes, and cracks or sculpted to lengthen short or chipped teeth. Once the shaping phase is complete, the resin is cured using a special UV light. The hardened resin is then buffed and polished to match the surrounding natural teeth. The finished product will blend seamlessly with your other teeth for a completely natural look.
Dental bonding has a few significant advantages over other cosmetic dental procedures, including:
Instant. Those looking for a transformative solution that can be quickly performed in a single visit can turn to dental bonding. Bonding is an effective treatment option for repairing damaged teeth in a single visit without any extensive prep work.
Natural Looking. Resin can be quickly and efficiently sculpted into the ideal shape and color to match your other teeth perfectly. Once cured and polished, any teeth with resin will be undetectable.
Noninvasive. Dental bonding involves no alterations to existing tooth structures. The treatment is addictive in nature, and it is the best treatment option for correcting chips, cracks, fractures, gaps, and other similar types of damage.
Economical. When compared to more involved procedures, such as tooth extraction and replacement with a conventional dental implant, dental bonding is considerably less costly.
Investing in Your Smile is Investing in Yourself
Investing in your smile is investing in yourself. Not only will you be able to showcase a beautiful smile, but the confidence you gain will make you (and others!) feel better about yourself. Whether you’re about to interview for your dream job or begin looking for the love of your life, investing in your smile shows others you’re worth the risk.
Have you been putting off fixing a dental flaw in your grin? Contact Aubrey Baudean DDS today to learn more about transforming your smile with dental bonding.