One of the guiding principles of Convoy Dental Arts is the use of dental methods that minimize natural tooth damage. Cosmetic bonding is a safe, affordable treatment that is aligned with our practice’s principles. If you have minor aesthetic problems that you would like to correct, Dr. Chaikin can help you with cosmetic bonding.
Understanding Cosmetic Bonding
Dental bonding is a well-known treatment that is quite effective in improving the appearance of teeth. The treatment is sometimes called cosmetic bonding or composite bonding. The former name refers to the results of the treatment while the latter relates to the process.
Cosmetic bonding makes use of a composite material that mimics the color of your teeth. This material can be shaped, hardened (or cured), and bonded to the natural tooth. At Convoy Dental Arts, Dr. Chaikin typically uses cosmetic bonding for:
- Repairing chipped/cracked teeth
- Masking any discoloration that is not treatable with teeth whitening
- Reducing any gaps or spacing between teeth (especially if the patient is looking for options other than orthodontics)
- Patients seeking a less expensive and less invasive option from porcelain veneers
Benefits of Choosing Cosmetic Bonding
Some patients opt for cosmetic bonding because of the variety of benefits that it offers. You may feel the same way. A few of the prominent advantages of choosing cosmetic bonding includes:
- Fast Treatment. The entire process usually requires less than an hour to complete. After your dental examination, our staff will prepare, place, and polish your cosmetic bonding.
- No Tooth Removal. In any veneer procedure, a small amount of tooth enamel must be removed to secure the bond. Compared to veneers, composite bonding does not require any removal of natural tooth.
- Less expensive. Veneers are significantly more expensive than composite bonding, and they are fabricated by a lab. On the other hand, cosmetic bonding is done in-house and uses composites that are cheaper than porcelain.
Are you looking for ways to improve the look of your smile? If so, schedule an appointment with us for cosmetic bonding. If you have further questions about the procedure, call us at your convenience.