What is Cosmetic Bonding?

Find out if your smile could benefit from what dental bonding can offer you.cosmetic dentistry

Do you want to enhance your smile in small ways? Is a small chip in your front teeth keeping you from that perfectly even smile? Is there a slight gap between your teeth that you wish you could close up without needing to wear braces? If so, then our Sudbury, MA, cosmetic dentists are here to help with a simple cosmetic treatment known as cosmetic bonding.

What is cosmetic bonding?

Sometimes referred to as dental bonding, this technique uses a special dental resin to cover little imperfections in a tooth. This treatment is a great way to enhance the appearance of your smile in small but visible ways. The resin is even matched to your tooth to provide you with a perfectly seamless and restored tooth. This procedure is a great option for anyone who is looking to give their smile a subtle boost but without invasive, expensive or time-consuming measures.

What is cosmetic bonding used for?

There are many situations in which you will want to consider getting cosmetic bonding from our Sudbury general dentists including:

  • To cover discolorations
  • To restore a minor chip or crack
  • To fill a small gap between teeth
  • To improve the length of a tooth
  • To alter the shape
  • To cover an exposed tooth root

The bonding resin that we use to fill and restore a tooth after a cavity is the same exact material used in this cosmetic procedure. The difference? We don’t need to numb the area or use a drill when you are getting bonding for purely cosmetic purposes. The procedure is easily and completely gentle.

What goes into getting cosmetic bonding?

Getting cosmetic bonding is fairly simple and can even be performed during your next routine visit. Once the bonding resin is matched to the shade of your tooth, we will apply a special liquid over the tooth to roughen it up, making it easier for the resin to adhere to the tooth.

From there, the resin is applied and shaped. Once we have achieved the ideal shape we will use a special curing light to harden the bonding into place. That’s all there is to it!

If you want to boost your smile’s appearance quickly and easily then cosmetic bonding might just be the right option for you. Call Sudbury Family Dental Care today to schedule a consultation with one of our Sudbury, MA, dentists.