If you have a chipped, crooked, or otherwise imperfect tooth that needs cosmetic restoration, we may suggest one-appointment bonding. Bonding is a dental restoration process that can be used to repair cracks, chips, discoloration, or gaps between teeth. It also provides the benefits of improving the appearance of your smile, as well as providing long term protection against future damage and discoloration.
Your dentist can apply liquid composite resin, shaded to blend with your tooth’s color, to rebuild a pleasing shape to your tooth. After hardening the resin with a curing light, he will artistically sculpt and polish the restoration. In just one visit, you can enjoy a beautiful new smile!
Cosmetic bonding can be a viable, affordable alternative to porcelain veneers, that lasts 5 to 10 years with proper care. Bonding will not discolor as your natural tooth enamel will, so touch-up teeth whitening may be required to keep your natural teeth the same shade as the bonded area.
Additional benefits to cosmetic bonding include protection of exposed roots, replacing old or unattractive silver filling, and stabilizing loose teeth.
Contact the dentists at Southern Dental Associates in Advance, Lewisville, or Wilkesboro, NC to find out if dental bonding is right for you.