If a chipped tooth mars your smile or if you have a cavity and don’t want a visible filling, cosmetic bonding could be the dental solution for you. At Integrity Dental of Greenwich in Greenwich, Connecticut, the dental team provides custom cosmetic bonding treatments to address a range of imperfections and act as a natural looking filling for some cavities. Call or schedule an appointment online today for expert dental care.
Cosmetic bonding is a dental treatment, during which your dentist applies a tooth-colored resin – a plastic-like material that hardens under a special light – to your teeth. The dentists at Integrity Dental of Greenwich treat dental bonding as an art form, carefully shaping and molding the resin to cover and repair your teeth while creating a beautiful and uniform smile.
Your dentist might recommend dental bonding to address a variety of dental imperfections, including to:
Additionally, if you have tooth decay and need a filling, your dentist can use cosmetic bonding to fill your tooth instead of metal amalgam, providing a nearly invisible filling.
A cosmetic bonding procedure usually takes about a half-hour. Following your exam, your dentist selects the resin that most closely matches your natural tooth color. They prepare your tooth by etching the enamel and applying a conditioning liquid to help the resin bond to your tooth.
When your tooth is ready, your dentist applies the resin and hand-molds and shapes it to your tooth. When your dentist is satisfied with the shape of the resin, they use a special curing light to harden and seal the resin to your tooth. They can file or trim the bonding after it sets to perfect the shape or remove any sharp edges. Finally, they buff the bonding until it shines like your natural teeth.
If you have minor cosmetic dental concerns, cosmetic bonding might be an excellent treatment option for you. The dentists at Integrity Dental of Greenwich provide thorough exams to identify the best possible treatments to address your tooth decay, damage, and other cosmetic concerns.
The resin used in dental bonding can stain over time (usually years) like your natural teeth. In general, you take care of your cosmetic bonding the same way you care for your teeth. Brush for two minutes twice a day and floss at least once a day. Make sure to have routine dental cleanings and checkups every six months.
Call Integrity Dental of Greenwich or make an appointment online today to discover how cosmetic bonding can improve your smile.