What is Cosmetic Bonding?

Do you have a cracked or chipped tooth? Are your teeth stained? Do you have a tooth that does not match your other teeth in terms of size, shape or spacing? If you do, cosmetic bonding may be a great solution for you.

Tooth colored composite resin is the primary material used in cosmetic bonding. Layers of composite resin are bonded then sculpted to repair your tooth.

Relatively, cosmetic bonding is inexpensive, comfortable, painless and can be great in repairing a damaged tooth or creating a beautiful natural looking smile.  Results can also be achieved in as short as just one visit.

Cosmetic bonding can be a permanent solution to restoring your smile. It can also serve as a temporary restoration while more advanced procedures such as porcelain veneers or crowns are being planned.

Over time, composite resins used in cosmetic bonding can absorb stains just as natural teeth do. Drinking coffee, tea, wine or smoking can discolor the composite restorations.

If you can’t avoid smoking, drinking and eating food and drinks that stains, porcelain veneers or crowns may be a better choice for you.  Porcelain veneers and crowns are stronger and do not discolor compared to composite restorations.

If you have cosmetically restored teeth, you should also be careful in using your teeth for biting things that places excessive force on your teeth which can cause the cosmetic bonding material on your teeth to chip.

How well your cosmetically bonded teeth will last will depend entirely on you and how you take care of them.

Need Cosmetic Bonding for your teeth? Make an appointment today at Affinity Dental Clinics!

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