What is Cosmetic Tooth Bonding?

posted by Dr. Beau Beecher, DDS on 10/22/2018 in General

Not everyone has perfect teeth. But you don’t have to settle for a smile with a stained, discolored, broken, or misshapen tooth. There is a simple cosmetic dental procedure that can improve the appearance of your teeth with a single visit to the dentist. It is called cosmetic tooth bonding.

What is Cosmetic Tooth Bonding?

Cosmetic tooth bonding is a dental procedure during which a tooth-colored plastic material is applied to a decayed, chipped, fractured or discolored tooth. It is considered an alternative to veneers, which are customized shells to cover the front of a tooth or multiple teeth.

It is referred to as “cosmetic” tooth bonding because the procedure is commonly used to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth by trimming, shaping, or polishing the composite resin used in the procedure to match the appearance of the surrounding teeth. Bonding can also be used to close spaces between teeth.

How Long Does Cosmetic Tooth Bonding Last?

It will vary from person to person, depending on their personal oral hygiene and the amount of bonding, but the composite resin generally lasts for several years.

Schedule a Cosmetic Tooth Bonding Appointment With Kimball & Beecher 

From color, to shape, to size, no matter what is bothering you about your teeth, a Kimball & Beecher dentist can help you transform them. Get the smile you have always wanted, and schedule an appointment with a Kimball & Beecher dentist today.

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Dr. Beau Beecher, DDS

Dr. Beau Beecher is the founder and CEO, of Kimball and Beecher Family Dentistry. Kimball and Beecher Family Dentistry is known for being a patient-centered practice that puts comfort and convenience first. Over 50,000 patients in Iowa cities travel miles to experience the high level of ... read more

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