The holidays are a wonderful time to reconnect with long-lost family members and to carve out a bit more time with your closest friends. But if the idea of getting cozy with the people you love has you feeling self-conscious, could it be because of your smile? Many people suffer with insecurities because of imperfections in their teeth, without realizing how quickly or effectively cosmetic dentistry could help. In fact, cosmetic bonding makes it possible to leave the dentist with a smile you once only dreamed about, all in about an hour. So, if you’d like a little something extra to be happy about this holiday season, it’s time to talk to your cosmetic dentist about the many benefits of cosmetic bonding.
What Can Bonding Address?
Much like porcelain veneers, bonding can help address esthetic concerns related to the shape, size, or stains on your teeth. It can even address minor alignment issues, such as spaces between teeth. However, unlike veneers, bonding does not require any prosthetics be crafted for you. That’s because bonding relies on the dentist’s own craftsmanship to help mold composite resin onto your teeth in a way that hides any flaws.
The material used is the same prized for modern dental-fillings because or it’s ability to blend so seamlessly with natural teeth. After being carefully sculpted, it can then be hardened and polished to match even your teeth’s sheen, so the result is a much more symmetrical and beautiful smile.
Of course, bonding isn’t an ideal solution for everyone. Because the material used is more prone to staining than porcelain, smokers or heavy coffee drinkers, for instance, might prefer the longevity of porcelain veneers. However, for many patients bonding is the best choice for addressing smile concerns. Your cosmetic dentist can help you decide what’s right for you based on your lifestyle, your smile’s current condition, your budget, time for treatment, and your ultimate desires for your smile!