Why Cosmetic Bonding Is an Excellent Choice for Your Smile

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If you are in search of a cosmetic dentistry solution to improve the appearance of your teeth, you’ve come to the right place. Santa Teresa Dental is proud to offer cosmetic bonding, a quick and hassle-free procedure that delivers virtually flawless smiles! You’ll love the incredible results!

What Is Cosmetic Bonding?

Cosmetic bonding involves the application of a tooth-colored composite resin material to one or more of your teeth to mask any flaws or imperfections. Compared to other restorations, including dental crowns or veneers, cosmetic bonding is more affordable and less invasive, with similar aesthetic results.

How Can Cosmetic Bonding Enhance Your Smile?

Cosmetic bonding is usually recommended for aesthetic purposes. However, the versatile procedure can also repair damaged teeth, restoring their health, function, and natural appearance. 

Here are some ways cosmetic bonding can enhance your smile:

  • Closing small gaps between front teeth
  • Repairing chipped or cracked teeth
  • Covering severely stained or discolored teeth
  • Restoring the length of worn teeth
  • Changing the shape or size of teeth
  • Protecting tooth roots exposed due to gum recession
  • Treating decayed teeth

What Is the Cosmetic Bonding Procedure?

Bonding typically requires 30 to 60 minutes per tooth to complete. Most patients do not require any local anesthetics.

After selecting a shade of the resin material that best matches the color of your natural teeth, Dr. Huang will roughen your tooth surfaces, and then he will apply a conditioning fluid to help the material bond. Next, he will place the composite resin directly onto the affected tooth and will skillfully and artistically sculpt it to the desired shape. 

Dr. Huang will use a curing light to help harden the resin and bond it to the tooth’s surfaces. He will then trim, shape, and polish it to match the gloss and sheen of the surrounding teeth. The result? Flawless teeth and a stunning, confident smile!

How Should You Care for Bonded Teeth?

You’ll need to care for your bonded teeth the same way you care for your natural teeth to maintain their health, function, and longevity. Make sure you brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled brush and fluoride toothpaste and floss daily. Don’t forget to visit Santa Teresa Dental for your routine dental exams and cleanings. Dr. Huang and his team will monitor your oral health and make sure your restorations stay functional and free of damage. 

Keep in mind that just like your tooth enamel, the bonding material can chip, so avoid chewing hard objects or biting your nails. Moreover, the material can stain, so it’s best to limit the consumption of dark foods and beverages, such as berries, wine, and coffee. With proper care, your bonded teeth can last a decade or even more!

Cosmetic Bonding in Morgan Hill, CA

Contact Santa Teresa Dental to learn more about cosmetic bonding and why it’s an excellent choice for your smile. Dr. Huang and his exceptional team are committed to utilizing cutting-edge techniques to deliver dramatic smile transformations. Call us and schedule your appointment today!