Fast, Effective Smile Restoration
Your smile is one of your most prominent features, and it can significantly impact your self-confidence. When your teeth are chipped, cracked, or discolored, it can make you feel self-conscious and reluctant to smile. Luckily, cosmetic dental bonding can restore your smile quickly and effectively. At Desert Hills Dental Care, our team of experienced Farmington cosmetic dentists can help you achieve the smile of your dreams with this minimally invasive treatment.
What is Cosmetic Dental Bonding?
Cosmetic dental bonding also referred to as dental bonding, is a non-invasive cosmetic dentistry procedure that involves applying a composite resin to your teeth to improve their appearance. The composite resin is a durable, tooth-colored material, similar to the kind used for tooth-colored fillings, that can be shaped and polished to match the color and shape of your natural teeth. It is an excellent alternative to more invasive procedures like dental crowns, and it can be completed in a single visit.
Benefits of Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Dental bonding offers several benefits, including:
Fast and Effective Results – Unlike other cosmetic dentistry procedures, dental bonding can be completed in just one visit, providing immediate results.
Minimally-Invasive – Unlike veneers or crowns, dental bonding is a minimally-invasive procedure that usually doesn’t require the removal of any tooth structure. In cases where tooth structure is removed, the amount is minimal.
Affordable – Dental bonding is a cost-effective alternative to more invasive cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Natural-looking – The composite resin used in dental bonding can be color-matched to your natural teeth, creating a seamless, natural-looking result.
Versatile – Dental bonding can be used to treat a variety of cosmetic dental concerns, including chipped, cracked, or stained teeth, as well as gaps between teeth.
The Dental Bonding Process
Dental bonding is a fast and simple process that typically involves the following steps:
During your initial consultation, your Farmington cosmetic dentist will examine your teeth and discuss your desired results. They will also explain the dental bonding procedure and answer any questions you may have.
If you’ve been approved for dental bonding, we’ll begin by preparing your teeth. First, we’ll clean them thoroughly and apply a conditioning gel to roughen the surface of your teeth, allowing the composite resin to adhere more effectively.
Your dentist will apply the tooth-colored composite resin to your teeth, shaping and smoothing it to achieve your desired result. Once the composite resin has been applied, your dentist will use a special light to cure or harden the resin.
After the resin has cured, your dentist will polish your teeth to give them a natural-looking shine. From there, you’ll be free to enjoy your new smile!
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental bonding is typically painless and doesn’t usually require any anesthesia. You might receive anesthesia if the bonding is being applied to a chipped tooth where the damage is close to the nerve. That way, the process remains painless.
Dental bonding can last for seven to ten years with proper care and maintenance. To get the most out of your dental bonding, be sure to brush and floss regularly, and visit your dentists for regular dental exams.
Yes, dental bonding can be used to fill gaps between teeth, creating a more even and uniform smile. The resin will be shaped onto the tooth to make it look more even, closing overly large gaps between teeth.
While the composite resin used in dental bonding resists staining, it can still become discolored over time. To prevent staining, it’s important to avoid consuming staining substances like coffee, tea, and red wine, and to maintain good oral hygiene habits.
Learn More About How Dental Bonding Can Enhance Your Smile!
With dental bonding, you can enjoy a healthier, more beautiful smile in far less time than with certain other treatments. Don’t let a less-than-perfect smile hold you back any longer – call us at (505) 327-4863 or click the button below to schedule your consultation. Desert Hills Dental Care serves new and returning patients from Farmington and surrounding areas such as Kirtland, Spencerville, and Bloomfield, NM. Learn more about how dental bonding can transform your smile!