Would you like to enhance the appearance of your teeth? There are several cosmetic dentistry options open to you. One of the most convenient is cosmetic bonding in Needham, which is also known as dental bonding or direct bonding. Read on below to learn more about this quick and relatively affordable treatment. When you are ready to find out whether it is right for you, contact us to schedule a personalized consultation.
Dental bonding is a treatment wherein we mold a tooth-colored resin over a tooth, effectively changing its shape or color. The resin is the same material that we use for tooth-colored fillings. Dental bonding is able to correct a number of minor aesthetic imperfections in teeth, including:
Cosmetic bonding offers many advantages. It takes only one appointment, it comes with a relatively low price point, and it is suitable for patients of virtually any age. The initial results that it produces are quite natural-looking. We often recommend it as a way to repair chipped teeth because it can protect the soft tissues in the mouth from a damaged tooth’s jagged edges.
The cosmetic bonding process is quick and relatively comfortable. Here is a basic overview of how it works:
Your dental bonding appointment will probably take less than an hour, and it is unlikely to require local anesthesia. You should be able to eat and drink as normal immediately after you leave our office.
You may be a good candidate for dental bonding if:
However, dental bonding may not be right for you if you are looking for a truly long-term solution to your smile’s flaws. It typically lasts for just 3 – 5 years before it needs to be replaced. A veneer might be a more suitable alternative. It produces similar initial results, but it can last for well over 10 years. Plus, since veneers are made out of porcelain, they are highly resistant to stains. Although they require a longer treatment process, many patients believe they are a worthwhile investment.
Would you like to learn more about your options for enhancing your smile’s aesthetics? The team at Gillis Dental is ready to serve you!