The same composite material that dentists use to fill a cavity is also appropriate for use in cosmetic bonding. Direct composite bonding is done to improve the look of a tooth that has been damaged by decay, breakage or discoloration or as a cosmetic improvement to correct a misshapen tooth or to close the gap between two front teeth.
The tooth-colored resin is applied directly to the tooth then shaped accordingly and fixed securely with a special high-intensity curing light. The procedure can be done in the office in one appointment for a single tooth treatment. It is a popular choice that works best for minor cosmetic restoration. Bonding is cost effective and can last for several years with proper care. However, it is important to take some precautions, nail-biting or chewing on foreign objects, for instance, can affect the bonding material. Continued home care and regular dental checkups will help to preserve the bonding.
A consultation to determine exactly what specific cosmetic procedure is right for your needs will be the first step in your process. After a thorough evaluation of your oral health, your dentist will discuss the various options open to you and offer his professional opinion.
Visit the “before and after” picture gallery on the website to see what kinds of improvements cosmetic dentistry can provide then call 303-562-1073 for your personal consultation with Rippe Dental Associates in Centennial, CO.