Do you know that you can acquire the best smile just the way you want? With the right Cosmetic Dentistry treatment, you can enhance your smile.
What is Cosmetic Bonding?
Cosmetic Bonding is a dental procedure in which the dentist uses a composite resin material to improve the appearance of your smile. It is used to treat chipped, cracked, broken, stained, or gapped teeth. It is considered the best alternative for veneers. Therefore, multiple people choose this dental treatment as it is affordable and does not require eliminating a layer of tooth enamel.
Procedure Involved In Cosmetic Bonding
Cosmetic Bonding can be done at the dental clinic. And, the patient that is undergoing the treatment for one or a few teeth requires only a single visit to complete the procedure. It is advisable to visit your dentist with properly cleaned and flossed teeth.
The dentist first examines the teeth and selects the color that will match the color of your natural teeth. In case of drilling or smoothening of teeth, your dentist might also give you local anesthesia. However, no sedation is required if the treatment is done on the surface of the tooth.
The dentist commences the procedure by smoothening the surface of the teeth.The dentist applies some resin and mold in the shape of your teeth. Then, a conditioning fluid has been applied that acts as an adhesive to stick the resin to the teeth. After fixing the resin, the dentist uses a light to harden it. Lastly, they smooth or trim down the excess to give it the precise shape, and that’s it!
Benefits of Cosmetic Bonding
- Cosmetic bonding is the least expensive cosmetic procedure.
- Unlike crowns and veneers, the procedures require a single visit, which means you tend to save a lot of your time.
- It requires minimal enamel removal. So, it is relatively invasive.
Aftercare of Cosmetic Bonding
After the procedure, you might experience tooth sensitivity for a few days, especially if it includes enamel removal. In this case, you can take painkillers, if necessary, or consume soft and mild food that is neither too hot nor cold. Other than that, follow your dental routine as you do normally. Visit your dentist immediately if the case worsens.
Also, do remember that bonding is not as sturdy as your teeth. So, it requires proper dental care to make it last longer. Avoid indulging in any activities that you think can ruin your bonding.
Diamond Star Dental offers advanced cosmetic dentistry services, including cosmetic bonding, by the experienced dental assistants led by Dr. Jayjay Sapigao to help you restore your smile. For more details, call us at 760-422-3888, book online, or visit us at 31280 Bob Hope Dr., #102, Cathedral City, CA 92276.