Cosmetic Tooth Bonding
Cosmetic tooth bonding is a very popular method used to embellish a smile. It is the fastest and most conservative way to enhance the esthetics of teeth in scenario such as closing gaps in between teeth, giving teeth the illusion of being straight, and in some cases restoring teeth that are chipped, stained or malformed. Due to the nature of the material, cosmetic bonding is typically recommended in areas that do not receive heavy biting forces.
A tooth-colored resin material is bonded to the surface of the tooth, then shaped and polished to give it an aesthetic appearance and give you that fresh and beautiful smile.
What are the alternatives to cosmetic tooth bonding?
In cases where a stronger material is required, or a longer lasting result is desired, porcelain veneers might be the answer. A porcelain veneer can accomplish the same goals a cosmetic bonding, but are the preferred choice when seeking the highest esthetic and longest-lasting result. Porcelain veneers do not get discolored nor lose their luster like cosmetic bonding resin might over time.
Be sure to contact Dr. Maria Bustamante at Seven Star Dental in Cincinnati, Ohio for a consultation regarding cosmetic dentistry options for you!