Achieve a 5-Star Smile with Cosmetic Bonding
Your smile can make or break a first impression. With daily Zoom calls, and Video close up’s, we all now have new concerns when we work and play. If you have gaps, tooth decay, or misalignments plaguing your teeth, and they are keeping you from smiling or meeting people, let us help you fix that concern. The Cody Dental Group in Denver, CO, has the solution you need through expert cosmetic bonding. This innovative bonding process helps reverse signs of tooth decay, close gaps, and alter tooth alignment for a more streamlined smile. As one of the most popular procedures offered by our practice, our experts have perfected our bonding methods over time to make the process faster, easier, and more effective than ever. Cosmetic bonding is a fast and simple way to quickly manage those imperfections. No drilling or anesthetic is necessary for this procedure. Contact us to schedule your next appointment and discover how cosmetic bonding can revitalize your smile.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a process of bonding (or applying) tooth-colored materials to the tooth surface for a better shape, straighter position, and structural purposes. Bonding may also correct and enhance the appearance of chipped, spaced, cracked, or stained teeth. This process may be beneficial not only for adults but also for children and young teens that are still growing and not ready to transition to other cosmetic dental options. The shade (color) of the composite resin material used in bonding is matched to the other healthy teeth in your mouth for an incredibly natural look. Contact us for more information.
The Dental Bonding Process
The cosmetic teeth bonding process is a relatively simple procedure that can be done in just under an hour. Our dental experts utilize the most advanced tools and undergo continuous training to ensure you get ideal results for your unique condition and will always walk you through everything before they begin. The bonding process can generally be broken down into three stages:
There is little to no preparation for cosmetic dental bonding. Our dental specialists conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and perhaps clean and floss them before they begin. They will also choose a color that matches your teeth for the bonding resin. If our dentists have to smooth or drill your teeth or the teeth in question are sensitive, they may ask if you would like anesthesia to keep you comfortable. Surface repairs require no anesthesia at all.
The Dental Bonding Procedure
The bonding procedure begins with a roughening of the tooth’s surface and the application of conditioning fluid. Next, the molding resin is applied, shaped, and then hardened with UV light. This specialized light uses UVA rays to cure and harden the resin in only a few seconds. Finally, the hardened resin is polished to a fine sheen. This polishing helps to create a natural look and feel for your teeth to avoid any discomfort.
You may experience some slight sensitivity for a few days after cosmetic tooth bonding. This might be especially true if we removed any tooth enamel. If your sensitivity worsens into any pain, we recommend over-the-counter painkillers, as well as soft, temperate foods. Sometimes swishing with a fluoridated mouth rinse helps with sensitivity too! You should also brush and floss twice a day as you usually would.
How Long Does Teeth Bonding Last?
With proper care, cosmetic bonding can last approximately ten years. If you experience any chipping or discomfort at the bonding site, come into see us at the Cody Dental Group. Our specialists will examine everything for you and make the proper restorations.
The Benefits of Dental Bonding
Cosmetic bonding is not only a customized dental procedure, but it offers additional benefits as well to all patients. These advantages include:
Bonding is the application of tooth-colored composite to your teeth. The bonding material can be easily polished and shaped to look like the rest of your teeth and is a very popular option when correcting cracks or gaps, covering up stains and discoloration, or filling teeth after a cavity has been filled.
Unlike most dental procedures – veneers, amalgams, implants, and others – bonding is a simple process. You can have a new smile in less than an hour in one dental visit (depending on your needs) and be back at school or work the next day with little to no irritation.
Tooth bonding is not only fast and efficient, it is also one of the most affordable dental services available. Costing less than $1000 per person on average, bonding gives you stunning results to fit your budget. The Cody Dental Group accepts almost all forms of dental insurance and will always work with you to file a claim for any bonding work.
Teeth Bonding vs. Veneers
When it comes to choosing cosmetic bonding or veneers, there are many elements to consider, such as cost, appearance, durability, and your personal dental goals. Bonding costs much less in terms of materials. If you are on a budget, it may be your better choice. However, veneers are permanent, stain-resistant, and will save you money over time in repairs and replacements. Veneers are porcelain and fabricated in a lab so they generally last longer than cosmetic dental bonding. Veneers’ life span is approximately 25 years, while bonding lasts for 10-15 years. Choosing bonding or veneers will always depend on your personal dental goals (covering discoloration vs. total teeth whitening). Contact The Cody Dental Group to get the professional guidance you need to make the right choice.
Contact the Cody Dental Group for Professional Teeth Bonding in Denver
Since 1946, our trusted local practice has helped patients perfect their smiles with the most advanced dental procedures. Today, we carry on that tradition by providing custom dental services, like bonding, that our patients need to look and feel great. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment and discover a better class of dentistry that will serve you for life.