If you are looking to enhance your smile with the most conservative method available, bonding may be the right choice. Cosmetic bonding is a non-invasive procedure used to improve the color and overall appearance of your teeth. Commonly used to correct chipped teeth, this treatment also eliminates spaces between teeth and cosmetically enhances multiple teeth. Bonding has also been called "instant orthodontics" since teeth can be made to appear straighter. At your cosmetic bonding appointment, your doctor will apply a tooth-colored resin directly onto your existing teeth, light cure it into place, and then polish it to complete your ideal smile. In just one visit, you enhance your smile without the need for anesthesia or tooth reduction.
Whether bonding is right for your situation depends upon a variety of factors including how long you would like cosmetic dentistry to last. Bonding usually lasts for about 7 to 10 years. If you would like a more permanent or more comprehensive cosmetic solution, ask Dr. Juarez, Dr. Lindskog, or Dr. Lent about porcelain veneers.
Cosmetic Bonding Benefits
- Usually requires no anesthetic, drilling, impressions, or lab work
- Can be completed quickly, often in one visit
- Is less expensive than porcelain veneers
- Is the only cosmetic dental procedure that is reversible if you are not satisfied