What Dental Bonding Can Do for You

Dental bonding is an incredibly flexible cosmetic dentistry procedure. It can be used to:

  • Repair small chips on teeth
  • Close gaps in a smile
  • Build up small teeth
  • Reshape unattractive teeth

And many more cosmetic complaints. Essentially, any reason why you may be unhappy with the size or shape of your teeth can be corrected with bonding.

A woman smiling and pointing at her new smile

How Dental Bonding Works

It uses the composite resin material that is commonly used for tooth-colored fillings. The material combines the flexible toughness of plastic with the hardness of ceramic or glass inclusions. It begins as a soft putty that can be dyed to match your natural teeth.

Once an exact color match is achieved, the putty is shaped to achieve the desired result. Then the material is hardened using a curing light. Finally, the bonding is polished to give an attractive luster like tooth enamel.

Benefits and Limitations of Dental Bonding

A older woman smiling, showing off her healthy smileDental bonding in Columbus, OH at Firouzian Dentistry is flexible and allows for many different solutions to common cosmetic complaints. It can also be completed in a single visit, and it’s a cost-effective solution that many people find more affordable than porcelain veneers or dental crowns.

However, many people aren’t happy with dental bonding as a solution. The primary limitation is that it doesn’t last as long as porcelain veneers or dental crowns. And it’s more vulnerable to wear and to staining. In some cases, it might not be strong enough to give a really practical solution.

And with the invention of CEREC, which allows us to give you a full ceramic crown or veneer in a single visit, dental bonding seems a less appealing option.

During your consultation with a cosmetic dentist in Columbus, you can talk about all your options to find the one that’s best for you. To learn more call us today at (614) 848-5001 or email us to schedule an appointment with our Columbus, Ohio dentist.