Cosmetic Bonding in Huntersville
Cosmetic bonding is the process of applying a tooth-colored composite material to improve the appearance of a tooth.
This process improves the aesthetics of your smile while allowing the tooth to maintain a natural appearance. In order to bond a tooth, tooth colored material is added to the tooth to build it up.
Bonding is often used to:
- Correct the shape of a chipped tooth
- Correct the appearance of a cracked tooth
- Provide more even tooth color
Advantages of bonding over other treatments include:
- Bonding can be a less expensive treatment than other cosmetic options
- An appointment for bonding treatment usually takes less than one hour to complete
- Bonding usually allows the tooth’s structure to be preserved
Bonding may sometimes be preferred over veneers or crowns but may not be as long-lasting or durable. Bonding material can stain from coffee, tea, tobacco or some foods so proper home care is important.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Bonding
What is cosmetic bonding?
Cosmetic bonding is an aesthetic dental procedure that applies a composite resin directly to the surface of one or more teeth in order to fill in chips, fractures, or gaps or to cover over discoloration. The material used is carefully chosen to match the color of the surrounding teeth, then sculpted by your dentist for a natural appearance.
How long does cosmetic bonding last?
The lifespan of your cosmetic bonding depends on your oral habits, the location of the bonding, and your bite. An average lifespan for bonding is about 5 years, although it can last up to 10 years in some circumstances.
Is bonding bad for your teeth?
No, bonding is not bad for your teeth. It leaves your overall tooth structure intact and, in some cases, it can actually strengthen a tooth by adding an additional layer of protection.
Is tooth bonding expensive?
When compared to dental veneers, bonding is a much more affordable option. The exact cost depends on the extent of the bonding you need.
Does tooth bonding look natural?
When bonding is performed by a skilled cosmetic dentist, it looks completely natural. No one will know that your tooth is bonded!
Does composite bonding make your teeth whiter?
Yes, composite bonding can be used to make your teeth whiter. If you have a badly discolored or “dead” tooth that hasn’t responded to traditional teeth whitening treatments, having the tooth bonded is a simple way to make it appear whiter and improve your smile.