Fawcett Center for Dentistry
Fawcett Center for Dentistry

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

View Our GalleryChips, cracks, stains, and excessive spacing between your teeth can often be treated with cosmetic dental bonding. For decades, this effective procedure has helped patients improve the aesthetics of their smiles, while also improving the function of their teeth. It is also very common to combine cosmetic dental bonding with other cosmetic procedures to accomplish a gorgeous, natural-looking smile. Cosmetic dentist Wayde Fawcett, DDS can perform cosmetic dental bonding treatments for patients who are experiencing a variety of dental issues.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a dynamic cosmetic option that can conceal a multitude of perceived dental imperfections. The versatility and cost-efficiency of bonding treatment often makes it an ideal option for patients who desire natural-looking cosmetic improvements to their smile and are not considering porcelain veneers or crowns. Cosmetic bonding can be utilized as a solution for the following dental concerns:

  • Discolored or deeply stained teeth
  • Teeth that are resistant to whitening techniques
  • Chipped, cracked, or misshaped teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Mild tooth misalignment
  • Dark metal fillings (see tooth-colored fillings)

Today’s cosmetic bonding materials are very strong and can be precisely color-matched to the color of surrounding teeth. Cosmetic improvements achieved with dental bonding are often virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. Not all patients are good candidates for dental bonding, and in cases involving more severe damage or decay, porcelain crowns or veneers may provide a more adequate solution. Dr. Fawcett can discuss the best options for your unique needs at the initial consultation.

What to Expect During Cosmetic Bonding

After a discussion of your cosmetic concerns and a thorough examination of your teeth, Dr. Fawcett will be able to determine if cosmetic bonding is indeed the right treatment for achieving your goals. To begin your treatment, he will prepare the surface of your tooth to receive the bonding material. This preparation allows for a strong bond between the tooth and the composite resin. Next, Dr. Fawcett will apply a durable, tooth-colored resin in multiple layers along the affected tooth. Then, a high-intensity light will be guided over the area, hardening the resin. The bonding material will then be sculpted into shape and polished for the most natural appearance possible.

Results of Cosmetic Bonding

Patients are usually thrilled with the results they are able to achieve with cosmetic bonding. For comprehensive smile rejuvenation, Dr. Fawcett may recommend teeth whitening treatments in addition to bonding for a bright, beautifully restored smile. Often our patients report that their perfected smiles inspire them to smile more confidently and more frequently.

If you would like more information on cosmetic dental bonding, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Fawcett, please contact us today.

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