Cosmetic Bonding is a procedure used for fixing chipped, cracked, misshapen, and stained teeth that involves applying a strong resin composite material that bonds to the teeth. The procedure, also known as tooth bonding or restorative bonding, is the quickest and least expensive cosmetic dentistry procedure, compared to that of veneers or crowns. Tooth Bonding is a non-invasive procedure and one of the most comfortable restorations you can receive. In this procedure, a tooth-colored resin material is applied to your tooth and Dr. Miller shapes the resin until it matches your natural tooth color. With a special dental light, we harden the resin in place and bond it to the tooth. A typical cosmetic dental bonding procedure may take only 30-60 minutes per tooth. Reshaping teeth is much faster and easier than people tend to believe!
Cosmetic bonding can even be used to fill gaps between your teeth, as an alternative to crowns, veneers, or undergoing an orthodontic procedure. A restorative bonding procedure is natural-looking, durable, and effective. Dental bonding can last for several decades. Maintaining the longevity of a dental bonding goes hand in hand with your oral hygiene and is of utmost importance to maintain your smile. Since Dr. Miller does not remove the enamel of the tooth, the bonding procedure is reversible. While the bonding material is durable and strong, a dental crown is still the stronger of the two. Some patients use bonding as a temporary fix. If you are looking for a restoration that will last longer, then you may want to consider a crown as well.
At Wildhorse Dental in Chesterfield, MO we will make sure your smile looks amazing – regardless of the restoration you decide on. If you want to learn more about restorative dental bonding, we encourage you to contact us. Dr. Miller can meet with you, examine your teeth, and discuss which option would best suit your needs.