What is cosmetic dental bonding?
If you have smile flaws you would like to correct, you have several options in cosmetic dentistry to do so. Porcelain veneers and crowns are well-known for their ability to address problems like chipped or broken teeth. But another option that’s less known but every bit as effective is cosmetic dental bonding.
Dental bonding is a simple, non-invasive process that uses the same natural-looking material we used to create tooth-colored composite fillings. Dr. Hunt uses bonding to correct many aesthetic dental flaws:
- Chipped teeth
- Broken teeth
- Gaps and uneven spacing
- Teeth that appear too small
- Irregularly shaped teeth
First, we match the shade of the material to complement and blend with your smile. Then Dr. Hunt builds the composite up, layer by layer, sculpting it to improve the appearance of your teeth. When he has achieved the desired shape, he uses a UV light to harden and set the material.
Because bonding is such a straightforward process, Dr. Hunt can transform several teeth in just one sitting. If you follow proper oral hygiene and stick to a schedule of preventive visits, bonding can last from five to seven years before it needs to be replaced.
If you have questions about bonding or other cosmetic dentistry we offer at our Inman, SC dental office, please call us to arrange a consultation.