If you feel unhappy with the appearance of your smile but figure there isn’t much you can do about it because you can’t afford cosmetic dentistry, then dental bonding may be a good option for you. “What is dental bonding?” you ask. During this procedure, Dr. Desai places a composite resin on your affected teeth after taking special care to ensure that it closely matches your existing shade. Dental bonding materials are durable and the procedure itself is pain-free, quick, and non-invasive. It’s also easier on the budget than other cosmetic dentistry enhancements.
How the Dental Bonding Process Works
Dr. Desai places the dental bonding on your teeth directly after layering, molding, and shaping it to your satisfaction. It’s an ideal option for patients with minor tooth staining, chips, cracks, and gaps between their teeth. The materials in the bonding mixture are the same thing we use for filling cavities at Glendora Family Dentistry. After placing it on your teeth, Dr. Desai uses a dental laser to force the composite resin to harden. You must make a commitment to a daily oral hygiene routine to ensure that the dental bonding remains in place for up to 10 years.
Other Choices for Concealing Minor Dental Flaws
Dental bonding is the most conservative treatment approach because it involves a direct application of composite resin to the teeth. Depending on your budget and specific concern, you may want to consider these options as well:
- Teeth Whitening: If you can’t remove the stains from your teeth no matter what you do, professional teeth whitening can help. You may need more than one application to see results that are up to 10 shades brighter than your teeth are right now.
- Dental Veneers: Dental veneers attach to the front surface of a tooth to conceal problems such as stains, gaps, and cracks. Dr. Desai places the veneer on your tooth after removing a small amount of enamel so it will fit properly.
To learn more about this affordable cosmetic dentistry enhancement, please contact Glendora Family Dentistry to schedule a consultation.