Create a Radiant Smile with Dental Bonding
Your smile is how you greet the world. But what happens when you feel self-conscious about your smile? The answer is to schedule an appointment with our cosmetic dentist in Columbus, OH. Dr. Adam Gibson offers dental bonding and other procedures to restore your smile.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Bonding?
It depends on the extent of damage to your front teeth. Cosmetic bonding is only meant to repair minor damage, like small chips and cracks.
During your consultation, our dentist would be more than happy to help you explore your options. That way, you can make an informed, confident decision about your smile and oral health.
You may be aif you want to accomplish the following:
- Repair teeth with small chips and/or cracks
- Repair teeth with small cavities
- Close small gaps between front teeth
- Improve the appearance of stained, discolored teeth
- Improve your teeth’s shape
No Anesthesia Required
If you’re worried about having to be put under for a procedure, you may want to consider the. Since dental putty is applied to the surface of your teeth, many patients don’t need pain relievers. However, our dentist is able to locally anesthetize the area if you feel any dental discomfort.
Dental bonding is a popular procedure among patients because it is minimally invasive compared to other types of dental restorations. Our cosmetic dentist applies a tooth-colored resin as needed to the surface of your tooth. The putty-like substance is then hardened to your tooth using ultraviolet light or a laser.
Compared to other types of cosmetic dentistry, dental bonding removes far less natural tooth structure. This means that you are able to keep your natural tooth enamel in better condition than if you were to have your teeth fitted for dental crowns or even veneers.
Unlike other cosmetic procedures that have you waiting for weeks on end, the dental bonding procedure can be completed within one visit to the dentist’s office.
During your visit, our dentist will apply special dental putty to the surface of your tooth to hide the minor imperfections in your smile. Since cosmetic bonding is a much faster process than other types of dental restorations, it is sometimes used for emergency repairs to fractured teeth.
In comparison, dental crowns and porcelain veneers require two trips to our office. Since a special dental restoration needs to be created in the lab, you are forced to wait until you can enjoy your new beautiful smile. However, cosmetic bonding requires no waiting period.
Dental bonding is an affordable dental restoration compared to other treatments. But you get what you pay for. While porcelain veneers last between 10 and 15 years, cosmetic bonding usually lasts between 3 and 10 years. This is why we recommend cosmetic bonding for patients with minimal tooth damage.
If you are looking for an affordable solution for minor cracks or chips in your smile, dental bonding may be a feasible solution.
Learn if You’re a Candidate for Dental Bonding
Have questions about dental bonding? Schedule an appointment with our . Dr. Gibson and his team would be more than happy to transform your smile! Get started by calling Gibson Dental at (614) 878-9562.
This blog post has been updated.