What’s on your list of New Year’s Resolutions? To read more, to go on more trips, or to work out more than once a month? There are lots of ways you can better yourself during the coming months, but one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve your outlook is to enhance your smile. Cosmetic bonding is one of the fastest and most affordable ways to do just that. So, if you’re tired of feeling self-conscious because of your smile, let the start of a new year be the nudge you need to finally schedule an appointment with the cosmetic dentist!
What Can Bonding Do for You, This Year?
Like veneers, cosmetic bonding can help address a number of esthetic issues, like disproportionally shaped or small teeth, noticeable wear, and even gaps between teeth. However, unlike veneers you do not have to wait to have anything crafted for you and shipped to the dentist.
That’s because bonding can be done in the office, generally in a single treatment that lasts less than an hour. First, the dentist will discuss your concerns and your goals for your smile. The dentist will then carefully sculpt a composite resin material onto the teeth to hide the imperfections that are causing you to feel insecure.
The material can then be hardened using a special light, and polished to match your teeth’s natural sheen, so that the resulting enhancement is beautiful and, just as importantly, natural-looking.
Is It Right for You?
While the material used for bonding is durable, it is not as stain-resistant as porcelain. That’s why it’s important to be honest with your dentist about your goals and lifestyle, so he or she can better advise you about which treatment best fits your needs.
For instance, if you are a smoker, you’re likely to stain the resin quickly, leaving you in need of further treatment. So always speak to your dentist before settling on a cosmetic treatment.