Friendly Staff, Beautiful Smiles,
Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure where your Colorado Springs, CO dentist applies a white or tooth-colored composite resin substance to your teeth to change their shape, size, or to fill in cracks. Bonding can be used to fill out your teeth that are spaced far apart or to fix chipping or cracks.
Cosmetic bonding doesn’t require any prepping to the tooth, unlike with veneers and other procedures. Your dentist will apply a conditioning gel to the surface of your tooth to help the resin bond to your enamel. Once the resin is applied and shaped, blue light cures it instantly. Once the resin has hardened, your dentist can polish and ensure it is shaped perfectly.
If you have undergone a cosmetic bonding procedure, you are probably worried about aftercare. Caring for your teeth is as simple as brushing and flossing like you usually would. You should note that unlike dental crowns and porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding can stain over time, especially if you consume coffee, wine, sodas, or tobacco products.
If you are in Colorado Springs, CO and have some minor smile flaws that you wish you could fix, we can help! Call Springs Family Dental today to schedule an appointment with our dentist to see if cosmetic bonding is right for you.