An Affordable Solution for a Beautiful Smile
Dental bonding is an increasingly popular cosmetic dental treatment that can help improve the appearance of your smile. If you have chipped, discolored, or misshapen teeth, dental bonding can be a quick and effective solution that can provide you with a natural-looking and long-lasting restoration.
At the Center for Advanced Dentistry, our Loveland cosmetic dentist, Dr. Andrew Howard, provides this simple and affordable cosmetic treatment to patients in Campion, Evans, and Greeley, CO.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment that involves applying a tooth-colored composite resin to the surface of your teeth. The composite resin is shaped and polished to match the natural contours of the teeth, resulting in a seamless and natural-looking restoration that can improve the appearance of the teeth. Our dentist in Loveland, CO, uses dental bonding to address chipped, cracked, discolored, or misaligned teeth.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding has several benefits, including:
- Affordability: Dental bonding is an affordable cosmetic dental treatment compared to other options, such as veneers or crowns.
- Quick Treatment Time: Tooth bonding can typically be completed in one to two hours, making it a convenient option for those with busy schedules.
- Natural Appearance: Dr. Howard can personalize your bonding material to match your tooth’s natural contours and color, resulting in a seamless and natural-looking restoration.
- Versatility: Dental bonding can address various cosmetic dental concerns, including chipped, cracked, discolored, or misaligned teeth.
What Can Dental Bonding Fix?
Dental bonding can fix a variety of cosmetic dental issues, including:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Small teeth
- Decayed teeth
Overall, dental bonding is a versatile and effective cosmetic dental treatment that can improve the appearance of the teeth and enhance the overall look of your smile. Schedule a consultation with our Loveland cosmetic dentist to discover if dental bonding can refresh your smile.
The Dental Bonding Process
The dental bonding process typically takes one appointment to complete. Here’s what you can expect during the procedure:
- Preparation: Your dentist will first prepare your tooth by cleaning it and lightly etching the surface to help the bonding material adhere.
- Application: Your dentist will then apply the composite resin to the surface of your tooth and shape it to match the natural contours of your tooth.
- Curing: The bonding material is hardened using a special light, which activates the bonding agents in the material.
- Polishing: Once the bonding material is hardened, your dentist will polish the surface of the restoration to match the natural sheen of your teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Not at all! Dental bonding is a painless procedure that can be completed in about 30 to 60 minutes. Your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area before beginning the procedure, so you shouldn’t feel any discomfort during the treatment.
Dental bonding can last anywhere from three to ten years, depending on how well you care for your teeth and the bonding material. To make the most of your dental bonding, it’s ideal to practice good oral hygiene by brushing twice daily and flossing daily. You should also visit your dentist twice a year for checkups.
The cost of dental bonding depends on the specifics of your case. Dental insurance doesn’t typically cover the cost of dental bonding, as it’s a cosmetic procedure. Contact your insurance provider to learn more about the details of your plan.
Yes, you can eat and drink normally after dental bonding. However, it’s recommended that you avoid consuming hard, sticky, or chewy foods that can damage the bonding material. It’s also a good idea to avoid consuming foods and drinks that are known to cause stainings, such as coffee, tea, and red wine, especially for the first 24-48 hours after the procedure.
Transform Your Smile with Convenient Dental Bonding
If you’re interested in improving the appearance of your teeth with dental bonding, contact your local dentist to schedule a consultation. During your appointment, Dr. Howard will evaluate your teeth and discuss the best treatment options for your specific needs. Don’t wait, take the first step toward your new smile today by calling our Loveland, CO, office at (970) 669-3918 or filling out our convenient online contact form.