Dental bonding is an affordable and effective way to quickly improve the appearance of your smile. It involves the application of a small amount of composite resin onto the tooth. This tooth-colored material is then shaped and polished until it takes on a perfectly natural appearance and form. The result is that no one will be able to tell where the natural tooth ends, and the dental bonding material begins. Here’s a quick look at the top reasons why you might consider talking to a cosmetic dentist about this.
Dental bonding is somewhat similar to dental veneers because it can quickly resolve many different cosmetic issues. This treatment is commonly performed to repair teeth that are chipped or mildly cracked (crowns may be required for severely cracked or fractured teeth). Dental bonding can also be used to reduce gaps between teeth and correct tooth asymmetry. It is the same resin that dentists use to fill cavities after removing decayed matter.
These days, many people are becoming more aware of the potential toxicity of materials, such as mercury amalgam fillings, for example. Dental bonding has the advantage of being a non-toxic treatment with a superior safety profile. The composite resin material your dentist will use does not contain any metal.
Another reason to consider getting dental bonding is that it takes very little time out of your busy schedule. To treat one tooth, it may take as few as 30 minutes. The majority of treatments are completed within one hour. Your dentist can use a special laser to help the material cure, or harden, more quickly.
In addition to quickly getting in and out of the dentist’s office for your appointment, you can look forward to returning to your usual activities right away. No recovery time is necessary for this. It’s also not typical for a cosmetic dental bonding treatment to require a local anesthetic.
However, if you’re receiving composite resin to fill a cavity, you can expect your mouth to be numb for a few hours. You’ll still be able to return to your usual activities (except for eating) right away.
You’re one appointment away from having a more beautiful, functional smile through dental bonding. Dr. Nick or Dr. Elliot at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry will thoroughly evaluate your smile to plan your treatment and explain all of your options. We’re experts in cosmetic dentistry, offering everything from dental bonding to implants to Invisalign, and many more! Schedule your consult in Huntington, Long Island, by contacting us today.
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