Cosmetic Bonding and Veneering for Natural Looking Teeth
Dental bonding / composite veneering is a cost-effective procedure used to restore minor damage to teeth that have been chipped, broken or are decayed. It is also used to reshape a tooth and fill in gaps between the teeth.
Beautiful, natural looking teeth are easily attainable with Cosmetic Bonding and Veneering.
The dental bonding material is a tooth-colored resin that is applied to the tooth and then hardened with a special ultra-violet light. This "bonds" the material to the tooth in order to restore or improve the patient's smile.
Dental bonding is used for many reasons in the restoration of teeth, including; the attachment of bridges, orthodontic appliances, and white fillings.
How Cosmetic Bonding and Veneering Can Help
Dental bonding is utilized as a way to improve the appearance of a defect found on the surface of a tooth, to replace tooth structure that has chipped or broken off, or to repair damage caused by tooth decay. This technique can also be used to resurface the entire front side of a tooth, just to improve its cosmetic appearance.
Is Cosmetic Bonding and Veneering the Best Choice?
Dr. Cohen performs a wide variety of techniques to fill teeth. Most especially, bonded white resin fillings, porcelain inlays and onlays, and cast-gold fillings are used. We will consult with you to ensure that you make the choice of dental filling that works best for you. A filling should remain in place for many years, protecting your teeth without your ever noticing it’s there.
When compared with other cosmetic dentistry procedures dental bonding can be relatively inexpensive, and is usually "completed in one visit" type dental procedure. One disadvantage of dental bonding is that it has a tendency to stain over time and in general isn't as lasting or durable as other cosmetic dental procedures. However, and one more point in the plus column, if dental bonding does chip or break it can usually be easily patched or repaired.