Cosmetic bonding is a procedure wherein a special type of resin material (made of plastic) is applied and bonded to the teeth by hardening it. You can pick the color of the resin to ensure that it’s exactly the same color as your teeth, so that it will look seamless and natural.
Who needs cosmetic bonding?
Cosmetic bonding is not something that everyone is suitable for, but it is needed in the following cases:
- Tooth decay
When you have tooth decay, cosmetic bonding is an option because cosmetic resins, unlike your usual amalgam filling, mimics the natural color of teeth, effectivelyhiding any visible sign of decay.
- Spaces between teeth
There are cases when the gaps between the teeth are so obvious. Cosmetic bonding can be used to fill these gaps and spaces to achieve perfect-looking teeth.
- Chipped teeth
Many people have chipped or cracked teeth, and it can really affect not just their smile but also the function of their teeth. When you have cracks in your teeth, cosmetic bonding can cover them and make it appear completely perfect.
- Discolored teeth
For one reason or another, your teeth can also be discolored because of lack of dental hygiene, aging, drinking wine, tea and coffee, or smoking. Cosmetic bonding can be used so that your yellow teeth can be hidden.
If our dentist recommends cosmetic bonding, you will be given a shade guide to pick the color of the resin material that matches your natural teeth. Once ready, our dentist applies the resin to your teeth and hardens the material through a laser or ultraviolet light. The dentist then shapes and polishes the material to complete the cosmetic bonding process.
If you think your teeth will benefit from cosmetic bonding, what you need to do is contact our Hialeah, FL office at (305) 822-4607 FL. A dental consultation is important because your dentist can help assess your condition and recommend the most appropriate solution.