For minor cosmetic flaws, the process known as tooth bonding may be an ideal solution. This low-cost, effective option is quite simple but can have a dramatic effect on your smile.
To learn more or to arrange an appointment in the Denver area, please call Aspenwood Dental Associates and Colorado Dental Implant Center at 303-751-3321.
What Is Tooth Bonding?
Tooth bonding is a process in which a composite resin is applied to the enamel. When it is applied, it is soft and malleable. Once the dentists sculpt the resin on the tooth, it is hardened with a curing light.
Tooth bonding is mainly used for:
- Minor chips
- Small gaps between teeth
- Uneven spacing
- Slightly misshapen teeth
- To mask brown or white discolorations
The process is straightforward and can be done in one visit. Often times, this process can be completed without anesthesia.
Advantages of bonding include cost, time, and effectiveness. It provides a way to touch up your smile without a large investment of time or money. It can also be quite long-lasting, particularly if you take care of your teeth with daily brushing, flossing and regular visits to the dentist.
Considering All of Your Options
Depending on the tooth flaw you would like to correct, one of the following restorations may be more effective than tooth bonding:
It depends largely on the extent of the chip, crack or other damage, and whether more protection – like that provided by a tooth crown – is needed. While dental bonding is a great option for small areas, larger areas of damage may need a more comprehensive solution.
Tooth Bonding in Aurora
Ready to find out if dental bonding can accomplish your smile goals? To arrange a free initial consultation with our experienced Aurora dentists, please call Aspenwood Dental Associates and Colorado Dental Implant Center at 303-751-3321. We have been practicing in the Denver area for many years, and we look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams.