What is cosmetic bonding?
Some people give up on the possibility of ever having prettier teeth because they either think it will be too expensive or take too long. Many aren’t aware that they might be candidates for cosmetic bonding. When you discover how cosmetic bonding can help fix your smile, you might be eager to get an appointment with Dr. Warren Gase at his Cincinnati, OH office to have this simple cosmetic procedure performed.
When you go into your dentist’s office for a filling, he uses a special material to fill in and shore up the damaged tooth. The material is often made of composite resin, which is sometimes called a white filling or tooth-colored filling. Your dentist can use that tooth-colored material to fill in, shape, and contour the teeth in the front of your mouth that show when you smile. The process is called cosmetic bonding, and it can be completed in just one appointment.
Problems It Fixes
Here is a short list of the problems that your Cincinnati, OH dentist might be able to fix with cosmetic bonding:
- A cracked or chipped tooth.
- Small gaps between the teeth.
- Tooth discoloration.
- A tooth that’s too short or has an unusual shape.
Sometimes cosmetic bonding is used along with other cosmetic services, like professional whitening and veneers to craft the perfect smile.
How Long Does the Process Take?
Many patients prefer cosmetic bonding over other options like braces or crowns because the process is very quick. A bonding appointment could take as little as an hour or less depending on the case. The dentist will apply tooth-matching composite material to the surface of the damaged tooth in layers, bond it with a curing light and then use dental tools to shape and polish it. The results can last for years, as long as you brush regularly and see your dentist for checkups.
Cosmetic Bonding May Be Your Solution
After visiting the Cincinnati OH dentist office of Dr. Warren Gase you may discover that cosmetic bonding is the ideal solution for your case. Call (513)931-3001 today to make your appointment.