What Is Cosmetic Bonding?

Does your smile make you feel like its small imperfections drag down your appearance and make you feel ashamed of the way you look? If dental bondingso, dental bonding can help repair the small flaws in your smile to give you a look you feel proud of. Is cosmetic dental bonding right for your smile? Can you benefit from this simple, yet powerful treatment? Find out more about dental bonding with Dr. Richard Lee-Shanok at Newmarket Dentistry in Newmarket, ON.

What is cosmetic bonding? 
Cosmetic bonding is a dental procedure which corrects small flaws in the smile. Bonding is most often used to repair chips. However, bonding can also change other aspects of the appearance of a tooth. By shaping the bonding materials around the existing natural tooth, your dentist can change its shape, width, and length or couple bonding with dental contouring to further change the tooth. Bonding can also work alongside other cosmetic dentistry procedures like orthodontics, dental implants, veneers, or crowns and bridges.

What can I expect from a cosmetic bonding procedure? 
Prior to your bonding treatment, you will talk with your dentist about the results you want to see and what you should expect during your procedure. Your dentist begins the procedure with, if necessary, numbing the work area. Then, an etching solution placed onto the tooth helps roughen the surface and aids in ensuring the bonding material affixes properly to the tooth. Then, your dentist carefully molds the bonding materials directly onto the tooth, using special tools to form the materials into the correct shape to provide the results you want. A special UV light aimed at the tooth hardens the bonding materials into their final shape.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding in Newmarket, ON 
If you think dental bonding can benefit your smile, consulting with your dentist is the best way to go over the pros and cons of bonding and how it can work toward giving you teeth you feel proud of. For more information on cosmetic dental bonding, please contact Dr. Richard Lee-Shanok at Newmarket Dentistry in Newmarket, ON. Call (905) 830-1010 to schedule your appointment for cosmetic bonding with Dr. Lee-Shanok today!

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