Do you have a small crack or chip in your tooth, but don’t think that veneers or another more involved cosmetic procedure would be necessary to fix it? For small cosmetic restorations, we often recommend dental bonding.
Dental bonding is a process in which our dentist reshapes your teeth using a special resin that is then cured. Theprocess is similar to tooth-colored fillings, but has a wider application and may be used to:
While some cosmetic dentistry cases require a more involved solution, such as veneers and same-day crowns, bonding is an affordable and effective option for many patients.
Also, unlike dental crowns or veneers, bonding typically requires minimal removal of enamel and does not usually require sedation. Our dentist will simply “rough up” the surface of the tooth so that the dental resin will adhere properly.
Whileis an effective solution for minor dental repairs, it should not be used in cases where a significant amount of cosmetic restoration is required. Dental bonding does not last as long as more permanent solutions, like dental crowns or porcelain veneers, but can still last for years with proper care.
If you’re looking to improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry, it’s best to sit down face to face with Dr. Blevins to discuss your options, as he can recommend the right procedure to help you achieve your goals.
At Blevins Dentistry, our Mullins, SC cosmetic bonding dentist wants you to feel confident about your smile. If you are in Mullins, Florence, Myrtle Beach, or any of the surrounding areas, give our dental office a call at (843) 561-4039 to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation.