When most patients think of cosmetic dentistry, they assume that expensive, lengthy or invasive procedures are involved. Fortunately, this is not true. In fact, some of the most dramatic smile improvements can be done with a simple, affordable and painless procedure called dental bonding.

Dental bonding relies on composite resin, which is a tooth-colored material that bonds directly to the surface of your teeth. Composite resin is also the most preferred material for repairing a cavity or covering up exposed roots when there is gum recession. Cosmetically, however, dental bonding can be invaluable.

Cosmetic dental bonding works by applying the composite resin in layers to the affected tooth surface. It is hardened using a special curing light and then shaped and polished by your dentist. When used cosmetically, dental bonding creates a seamless and natural-looking surface that is durable and long-lasting. Most importantly, cosmetic bonding can be customized in shape, size and color to match your smile goals.

By choosing dental bonding to improve your smile, you can expect the following benefits:

#1 Preserves Healthy Tooth Structure

In contrast to veneers or crowns, dental bonding does not require the removal of healthy tooth structure in order to bond or adhere in place. It is a conservative treatment with big results!

#2 Effectively Reverses Minor Flaws

Those small imperfections can seem major when it comes to your smile confidence. Dental bonding is the perfect solution for minor aesthetic flaws on your front teeth, such as the following:

  • Stubborn stains
  • Tooth chips
  • Small gaps
  • Oddly shaped teeth

#3 Affordable and Fast

Who doesn’t want to save time and money? With dental bonding, patients can get the smile makeover they’ve always wanted with minimal time and expense. In fact, dental bonding can be completed in just minutes without the use of an outside dental lab.

Ready to learn more about cosmetic dental bonding? To find out if you are a candidate for this simple smile-enhancing procedure, call West Hill Family Dental. We are in the business of creating beautiful smiles for all ages!