Some cosmetic issues with teeth such as cracks, chips, spacing, and discoloration take away from a smile’s potential, but aren’t serious enough to warrant a lengthy procedure. For these more minor issues, cosmetic bonding serves as a quick and easy fix. Cosmetic bonding is optimal for imperfections which are less invasive than what would be required for a more serious issue.
Advantages Over Veneers
Cosmetic bonding can be used to fix a smaller portion of the tooth rather than fixing the entire surface the way veneers do. Because veneers also require the reshaping of the tooth which they are applied to, it may be too drastic for small problems. Therefore, cosmetic bonding offers a less invasive fix than veneers.
The Simple Process of Dental Bonding
Cosmetic bonding is an incredibly simple procedure which in many cases can be done in a single visit without the use of anesthetic. Dr. Dilber Sraon will use a plastic film to separate the tooth being treated from the others. A high-quality composite resin which matches your natural tooth color will be applied to the tooth, and then polished to the correct shape. A light will be used to harden the resin so it maintains its form. The finished tooth will look natural, and have the ideal shape you desire.
Regular checkups to our office may be required to maintain the bonding. If a bonding is properly cared for, it may last many years.
Who is Eligible for Cosmetic Bonding?
If you are in sound oral health, and your teeth are strong and in good shape, you may qualify for cosmetic bonding. Feel free to contact our office to book a consultation.
If your priority is a dental solution which is quick and painless, we highly encourage you to consider the benefits of our Cosmetic Bonding treatment at our South San Jose dental practice. Feel free to call us at 408.227.1404 or email us to book a consultation with Dr. Sraon.