What is Cosmetic Tooth Bonding?

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

Get the smile you have always wanted

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 a customized shell 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 will the 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.

From color to shape to size, no matter what is bothering you about your teeth, call your local Kimball & Beecher office to schedule an appointment if you’re interested in cosmetic bonding.

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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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