Cosmetic Bonding in Dublin, OH
For many US adults, hiding chipped, gapped, or stained smiles has become second nature. Covering your mouth while you talk, smiling without showing teeth, and avoiding smiling all together when you meet new people are all indications you may be concealing dental flaws. Unfortunately, this added stress may be preventing patients from experiencing their happiest life. A recent study at the University of California at Berkley revealed patients who smile more frequently live longer, are healthier, and have longer lasting marriages. Maybe it’s time you stopped hiding your smile, and started living your happiest life. At Distinctive Smiles of Dublin, we offer numerous cosmetic dentistry services to help patients enhance their smiles, but one of the services we offer that patients know very little about is cosmetic dental bonding. This is a minimally invasive treatment option that allows patients to correct, conceal, or enhance their smiles. Great for repairing small chips, cracks, or gaps in teeth, dental bonding offers patients a way to renew their smiles without losing healthy dental structure, or undergoing more extensive restorative or cosmetic procedures.
What is Cosmetic Bonding?
Cosmetic bonding is the use of composite resin material (also used for tooth-colored fillings) to conceal or repair smile irregularities. The procedure takes its name from the method of preparing teeth to receive the composite resin material. Bonding is the uniting of two materials through microscopic dental cementing. This involves the application of an acidic substance to create ridges in tooth enamel that allow the composite resin to bond more naturally with teeth. After years of discussing the two procedures together, the name cosmetic bonding or dental bonding was applied to correcting smile flaws with composite resin.
Who Should Consider Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is helpful in the restoration of numerous dental flaws including:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Stains too deep-set for teeth whitening to remove
- Gaps between teeth that are too minor for orthodontic treatment
- Reshaping teeth that have worn unevenly
- Filling cavities
How Does Bonding Work?
At Distinctive Smiles of Dublin, we encourage patients to choose the most conservative treatment option that achieves their desired smile goals. That means finding cosmetic or restorative treatments that preserves natural dental structure while removing or concealing smile irregularities. In many cases, cosmetic bonding is the best treatment option. Patients who determine dental bonding is the best way to enhance their smiles should expect a quick, painless cosmetic dentistry treatment completed in just one visit. First, the dentist removes any decay. Then, the dentist applies an etchant to create small bumps in the enamel. This etching of teeth makes it possible for the composite resin material to bond effectively to the tooth. Finally, using a composite resin material that matches the natural tooth color, the dentist conceals or repairs chipped, cracked, gapped, or stained teeth.
Find out more from the Distinctive Smiles Team
If you’re interested in repairing or concealing dental damage with cosmetic dental bonding, contact Distinctive Smiles of Dublin to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation today. Our skilled dentist and team are happy to examine your smile and offer personalized treatment recommendations.