If you have teeth that are cracked, chipped, discolored, or misshapen, you may be unhappy with the appearance of your smile. But today, dental bonding can help repair and restore your teeth to a bright and beautiful white. Mt. Lookout Dentistry, your cosmetic dentists in Cincinnati, OH, offer dental bonding to help give you the smile you’ve always wanted.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a process that your Cincinnati dentists, Drs. Gosnel, Croop, and Bertsch, use to repair and recolor your teeth. Your cosmetic dentists first apply a tooth-colored resin material to the affected tooth or teeth. Then this material is then hardened with a special curing light.
What is Dental Bonding Used For?
Dental bonding can be used instead of silver fillings when repairing or filling a decayed tooth. It can also be used to repair teeth that have been chipped or cracked or injured. If your teeth are dark or discolored, dental bonding can improve the brightness of your teeth in situations where teeth whitening may not be as effective.
Bonding can also change the shape of your teeth or even make short teeth appear longer. If you have spaces between your teeth, bonding can help to close these gaps. Talk to your Cincinnati cosmetic dentists, Drs. Gosnell, Croop and Bertsch, about the ways that you are unhappy with your smile to see if dental bonding may help.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Dental Bonding
This type of cosmetic treatment is very versatile and is considerably less expensive than dental veneers or crowns. It is an easy procedure for your dentist to perform and often takes only one day. It is also a fairly painless procedure, usually requiring no anesthesia unless the bonding is being performed on a tooth requiring a filling after repairing decay, or removing additional tooth structure.
The main disadvantage to dental bonding is that the resin material does not resist staining and wear as well as veneers and porcelain crowns. It is also not as durable and may not last as long. If you are concerned about stain-resistance and durability, talk to your Cincinnati dentists, Drs. Gosnell, Croop, and Bertsch, about options that may be right for you.
If you’re ready to repair those nagging chips, cracks, and other imperfections, schedule a consultation with your Cincinnati dentists to talk about dental bonding. The friendly dentists and staff of Mt. Lookout Dentistry offer a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry services to meet your individual needs.