With July 4th just around the corner, many of us are in the full swing of summer. This time of year usually leaves us focused on brightening and tightening areas of our body that we may consider otherwise lackluster throughout the year. For some, it means choosing a lighter hair color to reflect the golden rays of the sun. Others commit to a new exercise routine or a more robust shade of nail polish. If you’re looking to really up the beauty and brightness of your smile this summer, now may be the perfect time to consider cosmetic bonding.
This cosmetic dental procedure is one of the easiest ways to up the wow factor of your smile. Whether your teeth are badly stained, are chipped or have awkward spacing issues, cosmetic bonding can provide a solution. Considered one of the most affordable of all cosmetic dental procedures, bonding is also one of the quickest. The entire procedure can be completed in a single office visit, since there are no molds to make and no laboratories needed to create fabricated tooth enhancements.
All you need to improve the overall look of your teeth is the desire to do so. Then while you are in the office, a cosmetic dentist will permanently adhere a dental bonding material to your teeth, where it is shaped, sculpted and polished to look just like a natural tooth surface. This material can be used to cover badly stained teeth that don’t improve with simple whitening solutions or even laser teeth whitening, or it can hide other flaws such as small chips or cracks. The procedure can even enhance the spacing between teeth or can make teeth appear to be the same size and shape, even if they’re not naturally uniform.
One of the benefits of bonding, as compared to other types of cosmetic dental procedures, is that you only need to fix what needs fixing. So, for example, if just a single tooth mars your otherwise perfect smile, you can have that tooth bonded to cover the imperfection without having to have work performed on any adjoining teeth. The tooth will look and feel as natural as your surrounding real teeth once the dentist has completed the procedure, without the need for more extensive work.
This leads to another benefit, which is that the procedure is not invasive. In contrast to some dental procedures which require that part of your tooth be filed down in some capacity in order to adhere the tooth enhancement, all that is required during a cosmetic bonding procedure is some slight etching to the front surface of the tooth enamel so that the bond is more secure when the material is attached.
Since cosmetic bonding is such a quick and easy way to get the beautiful smile you’ve always hoped for, you can easily decide to have the procedure done in time to light up a room with your smile – just like fireworks on the Fourth of July.
For more information about cosmetic bonding, contact Gentle Dental in Queens at 718-461-0100.