You may not have heard of dental bonding, but you have more than likely heard of natural-looking tooth-colored dental fillings. These fillings are made of composite resin material mixed to match the color and translucence of a natural tooth, and this is the same material is used in the dental bonding process. Our cosmetic dentists at the Dental Associates of New England recommend cosmetic dental bonding to their Boston patients for a variety of reasons.
Dental bonding is a process that involves applying composite resin directly to the tooth’s surface. After molding and sculpting the resin into the desired shape, your cosmetic dentist will then apply a special light (called a “curing light”) to the resin in order to set and harden the material, bonding it permanently to the underlying natural tooth.
The most common use of composite resin dental bonding is as a material for tooth colored fillings, used as a means to repair tooth decay. But there are also many other uses for dental bonding. Your cosmetic dentist may recommend the technique to:
In other words, the applications for cosmetic dental bonding are nearly limitless in the realm of correcting cracks and surface flaws on tooth enamel.
Why would a patient choose dental bonding over other cosmetic dental treatments like porcelain veneers or dental crowns? There are several benefits to cosmetic dental bonding that put it ahead of the competition. These benefits include:
Don’t let prohibitive costs prevent you from achieving a brighter and more flawless smile. With cosmetic dental bonding techniques, that smile can be within your reach. If you have been living with cracked, broken, or discolored teeth, contact the office of Dental Associates of New England to schedule a consultation and learn more about your cosmetic dental bonding options today.