Springs Family Dental
Bonding, Cosmetic Bonding
If you are looking for a non-invasive, quick, and cost-effective way to change the way your smile looks, then cosmetic bonding may be the perfect option for you! Done in our Colorado Springs dental office, cosmetic bonding is guaranteed to have you leave our office feeling more confident.
Unlike other procedures that require us to remove part of your tooth’s structure, place temporary restorations, and then wait weeks for permanent restorations to return from the lab, bonding can be done right here in our office, usually in a single visit. It’s also one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry options available.
Cosmetic bonding is done using the same tooth-colored material we use to esthetically fill cavities. Since the material bonds to your tooth, it can actually strengthen your tooth, improving its health and function as well as its appearance.
Who Uses Cosmetic Bonding?
Cosmetic bonding is ideal for patients who wish to permanently change their smiles easily and quickly. Besides being cost-efficient, dental bonding only requires that we lightly etch the surface of your tooth, making it much less invasive than treatments like crowns or veneers.
Cosmetic bonding can be used for a variety of different reasons. Using bonding, we can improve your tooth’s appearance by changing its color, shape, or size. Cosmetic bonding can even fix a chipped, cracked, or decayed tooth.
How the Process Works
Dr. Terveen begins the process by roughening the surface of your tooth and applying a conditioning liquid that allows the bonding material to attach more easily and permanently.
Then the bonding material, a putty-like resin, is applied to your tooth and molded for your specific needs. The color of the resin is professionally matched to the shade of your natural teeth to ensure that nobody but you knows you’ve had the work done. Once the resin has been smoothed, an ultraviolet light is used to harden it. The resin is then polished, and you’re ready to go!
Caring for Your Teeth After Bonding
You don’t have to change a thing! Dental bonding requires no special aftercare. We recommend that you continue to brush and floss as you normally would. We’ll keep an eye on your bonding at your routine visits and make sure that it’s in good shape. If necessary, bonding is easy to repair. Diligent dental hygiene coupled with regular dental cleanings and check-ups at our Colorado Springs dental office are sure to keep your smile shining!
, Cosmetic Bonding