At Anchorage Dental Center, Dr. James Driskell is ready to help you understand and choose which cosmetic bonding technique you may require! Dental bonding is a technique that may fix a discolored, chipped, or cracked tooth and restores your natural and beautiful smile. It is a quick procedure done in one sitting, whereby Dr. Driskell applies a tooth-colored resin to repair the damage, and it is also cost-friendly! Unlike other cosmetic density procedures, such as dental crowns, cosmetic bonding is almost as quick as receiving fillings! Come by to consult our general dentistry doctors at Anchorage Dental Center, Anchorage, AK.
How does Cosmetic Bonding work?
Cosmetic bonding is a cosmetic dentistry technique that can be done in a single sitting at your family or general dentist. The dentist begins by understanding the shade of your teeth to choose the appropriate resin to use that accurately matches your original color. Afterward, the doctor roughens the surface of the targeted tooth and then applies a liquid that aids the bonding of the resin to the tooth. After application, your dentist reshapes and molds the resin to achieve a natural look and applies UV light to 'bond' them together. This technique, while a form of cosmetic dentistry, is also a form of both family and general dentistry given its ease and simplicity!
Benefits of Cosmetic Bonding
At Anchorage Dental Center, Dr. Driskell takes great care to ensure that you receive the best result with your cosmetic dentistry technique. Unlike other more expensive and time-consuming procedures, like dental crowns, dental bonding can easily fix a tooth that has experienced small imperfections. These may include a small defect, a discoloration, a crack, or even a small decay in the tooth.
Dental bonding can also close gaps between teeth. Also, if you would like to increase the size of the tooth to match other surrounding teeth, dental bonding would be a great way to do so. This shows that cosmetic bonding is also a form of general dentistry.
Dental fillings are another option, but this would only be good if you had treatments for a cavity, since fillings cannot alter the shape of your tooth. This also contrasts the expensive cosmetic dentistry technique of dental crowns, which are for more severely damaged teeth and take several visits to complete. Cosmetic bonding is a 30-60 minute procedure that is also quick and pain-free at the Anchorage Dental Center at Anchorage, AK.
If you would like to consult a doctor who is well-versed in Cosmetic Dentistry, give us a call at (907) 278-2521! Dr. Driskell would be happy to assist you at the Anchorage Dental Center at Anchorage, AK!