A good smile can do wonders for your self-esteem. It has been shown that a good smile can help you land a job offer, increase your social standing, and even increase overall happiness.

Unfortunately, all it takes to ruin a great smile is one chipped, cracked, discolored, or decayed tooth. Even someone with the best dental habits can’t always avoid the problem. Thankfully, there is a solution – cosmetic bonding.

Cosmetics Bonding

What is Cosmetic Bonding?

Tooth bonding, also referred to as composite bonding, is a very simple procedure of applying resin to the surface of a problem tooth. During the treatment, a conditioning liquid will sometimes be added to the surface of the tooth first. This helps create a bit of texture on the tooth to better grip the resin and tooth.  A resin matched to your existing teeth’ color will then be added to the tooth. While adding the resin, the dentist will shape, mold, and smooth the resin to fix whatever cosmetic issue was present.

In the average dentist clinic, the whole bonding process will take less than an hour.

What are the Benefits of Cosmetic Tooth Bonding?

Cosmetic bonding can be used in many cases, from cracked teeth to large gaps. It is by far one of the most affordable options for minor dental cosmetic issues. It is also extremely quick. Unlike crowns or veneers, bonding can be done in one visit. Multiple teeth can also be treated in the same visit. Cosmetic bonding is most often the best option for small chips and cracks in a tooth. It is also a great option when a single tooth has excessive discoloration. Beyond the cosmetic look of the teeth, bonding can also be used to protect the exposed roots of teeth in the case of a receding gumline. If you are looking for cosmetic bonding, consider Alex Onatsky DDS, a Brooklyn dentist with over 20 years of experience.

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