Are you bothered by teeth that are misshapen, discolored, have gaps or are chipped? Cosmetic dental bonding is among the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedures available. The composite resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match your surrounding teeth. Most often, bonding is used to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth, but it can also be used to close spaces between teeth, make teeth look longer, or even to change the shape or color of your enamel.
Dr. Snyder frequently uses composite bonding for teeth that are:
- Widely spaced
- Impacted by enamel regularities (such as pitting or localized discoloration)
Simple. Easy. Fast.
Your composite bonding treatment will take just one visit to our Elkhart cosmetic dental office. First, Dr. Snyder will select the appropriate shade of composite that will blend in with your tooth. Then the tooth will be conditioned to facilitate the bonding process.
Next, the bonding is shaped over your tooth so that the tooth appears appropriately sized and shaped. Finally, a bright light cures the bonding into place.
Tea, coffee, cigarette smoke, and other substances can stain the resin used in bonding. To prevent or minimize stains, avoid eating or drinking these types of foods and drinks during the first 48 hours after any procedure involving composite. In addition, we recommend good daily oral hygiene and a routine cleaning with our hygienist every six months.
Bonding is an excellent and affordable cosmetic dental option that can be used alone, or in combination with treatments like whitening and veneers.
If you are embarrassed about the way one or two of your teeth look – then dental bonding may be right for you! Don’t delay your smile! Call our Elkhart dentist today to schedule your consultation.