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Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic bonding is a one-day solution to common dental problems. The material used for a cosmetic bonding procedure is tooth-colored and blends with your natural teeth for a seamless fix. Bonding can repair a variety of issues, such as teeth that are chipped, discolored, gapped, or slightly crooked. Results can last for years and help you smile confidently within a single visit.

Why is cosmetic bonding so popular?

Many other cosmetic dental procedures take several appointments. Cosmetic bonding is one of the more cost-effective options for cosmetic dental procedures, making a bonding procedure perfect for patients who wish to enhance their teeth’s appearance but are operating on a budget. In some cases, cosmetic bonding procedures can be completed without administering anesthesia. The results are just as smooth and natural looking as your existing teeth. A dental bonding treatment, on average, will last 3-10 years before you need a repeat treatment.

What can cosmetic bonding repair?

The dentist may recommend cosmetic bonding to repair the following dental issues:

  • Tooth decay or cavities
  • Lengthen a short tooth
  • Cover discolored or misshapen teeth
  • Close gaps between teeth
  • Repair fractured or chipped tooth
  • Replace old silver fillings
  • Protect against receding gums

What are the benefits of cosmetic bonding?

Perhaps one of the most significant reasons dentists recommend cosmetic bonding is because of its multiple benefits:

  • Dental bonding can be completed in one visit to the dentist. Other cosmetic dental procedures may take longer or multiple appointments.
  • In most cases, dental bonding is an affordable option compared to porcelain restorations made of expensive materials.
  • Depending on the repair needed, dental bonding may be able to be completed without the need for anesthesia.
  • Results are natural and long-lasting with proper care.

Should I get cosmetic bonding?

You might be a good candidate for cosmetic bonding if there are aspects of your smile that you wish to change or if you’re in need of a quick repair. Generally, cosmetic bonding is right for patients with minor aesthetic repairs that are needed.

You should have good oral health and remain committed to brushing and flossing daily, as well as receiving dental exams and cleanings twice a year to protect your investment. If you’d like to learn more about cosmetic bonding or see if this procedure is right for you, we recommend scheduling a consultation to begin exploring options. Dr. Miller will discuss your smile needs and provide a thorough assessment of your oral health before beginning any work.

How should I care for my teeth after cosmetic bonding?

Any patient receiving a dental bonding procedure can extend the life of the procedure by maintaining a complete oral hygiene regimen: Brush twice a day, floss every day, and visit the dentist at least twice each year for a checkup and professional cleaning. We recommend that you avoid biting your fingernails or using your teeth to tear open packages, as this could result in chipping or breaking the restoration. To learn more about dental bonding or to schedule an appointment, please contact the office of Laura Miller, DDS, by calling (203) 245-9607.