While cosmetic bonding is well over 30 years old, improvements in the materials have recently made bonding one of the hottest items in dentistry. Bonding is a procedure in which we apply a white composite resin material to the natural outer surface of the tooth. We can take a discolored or broken tooth and place a new covering over it. Another common concern is a space between front teeth called a diastema. Instead of using porcelain crowns, we can now do it with bonding. There are big advantages:
- It’s conservative. We don’t need to remove any tooth structure for cosmetic bonding, and it’s also painless.
- It usually looks as good as a porcelain crown.
- It’s less expensive than a crown.
Many new dental materials are coming out on the market all the time. So, if you’ve been thinking about improving the appearance of your teeth in any way, we’ll be happy to meet with you for a consultation on what options are available.