What Is Cosmetic Bonding?

What Is Cosmetic Bonding?

Are you in search of a solution to improve the appearance of your smile? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We, at Red Oak Smile Center, are proud to offer various cosmetic dentistry options, including cosmetic bonding. The quick and painless procedure will instantly correct any tooth imperfections, leaving you with a perfect smile. Your trusted team of dental professionals will artfully craft your new restorations, delivering stunning results!

What Is Cosmetic Bonding?

Bonding is a leading cosmetic dentistry solution that involves the application of a tooth-colored composite resin material to correct flaws and improve the appearance of your teeth. Unlike other restorations such as dental veneers, which are manufactured at a dental laboratory using a customized mold, bonding can be done in as little as one visit. The procedure is known as bonding because the material bonds to the surfaces of your teeth, instantly delivering your perfect smile.

What Conditions Does Cosmetic Bonding Correct?

Cosmetic bonding is usually used for aesthetic purposes to improve the appearance of stained, discolored, misshaped, or chipped teeth. It can also repair broken, fractured, or worn teeth, along with protecting exposed tooth roots, closing gaps between teeth, or changing a tooth’s shape or length.

What Are the Benefits of Cosmetic Bonding?

Bonding is a quick, simple, and painless procedure, which, in most cases, does not require the use of anesthesia. It is more affordable and less invasive than dental crowns or veneers while delivering similar aesthetic results. The composite resin can be very closely matched to the surrounding teeth, blending in seamlessly with your smile.

What Is the Procedure?

The procedure typically requires 30 minutes to an hour to complete. If you are having more than one tooth bonded, you may need additional visits. We will start by closely matching the color of the composite resin material to your natural teeth with the help of a shade guide. Next, we will etch the surface of the tooth to roughen it and will apply a conditioning liquid to help the bonding material to bond.

When the tooth is prepared, we will apply the tooth-colored putty-like resin, then mold it to the desired shape and harden it using a curing light. The last step is polishing your tooth until the bonding material matches the sheen of the rest of your tooth surface. Be prepared to be amazed at the dramatic, natural-looking results!

Caring for Your Bonded Teeth

Caring for bonded teeth is no different than for your natural teeth. Brush twice a day using fluoride toothpaste and floss daily. Visit Red Oak Smile Center twice a year for your dental exams and cleanings to keep your smile clean and healthy.

Just like your natural teeth, the composite resin material is susceptible to staining. Refrain from smoking or eating or drinking foods that can stain, such as berries, coffee, tea, or wine for the first 48 hours after any composite procedure, and limit their future consumption to maintain your sparkling smile. Make sure to avoid chewing on hard items or using your teeth for tasks better suited for tools to prevent fracturing or chipping the bonding material. With proper care, cosmetic bonding can last up to a decade!

Cosmetic Bonding in Red Oak, TX

Contact Red Oak Smile Center to learn more about cosmetic bonding and how it can instantly deliver your perfect smile. We are committed to providing our valued patients with quality, personalized care. Call us and schedule your appointment today!