If you are unsatisfied with the appearance of your smile, you should ask your dentist about cosmetic dental treatments. One of the simplest options is teeth bonding, an affordable and effective way to enhance your teeth. An improved smile can boost confidence that you can carry into your everyday life. Learn more about this cosmetic dentistry treatment with frequently asked questions responded to by Dr. Sahil Goyal, a dentist in Laurel, MD.
Do I need teeth bonding?
Teeth bonding is a cosmetic procedure that can enhance the appearance of your teeth. If your teeth are discolored, chipped, cracked, or crooked, bonding could be the ideal treatment for you. This quick and easy process will give you a whiter, straighter, and repaired smile. Severe cases of misalignment or broken teeth may require orthodontics or restorative dental work, but mild issues can be amended with cosmetic bonding.
What is the procedure like?
If you and your dentist determine tooth bonding is right for you, your dentist will start the process by etching into the surface of your teeth. This is painless and may not even require a local anesthetic. Then your dentist will apply a resin to your teeth and sculpt it to fit your unique aesthetic goals. A concentrated light directed to the resin helps the resin secure to your tooth enamel. This process can be completed in one dental visit, and you can return to your normal activities once you leave the office.
How long do the effects last?
Teeth bonding is not a permanent cosmetic solution, but with proper maintenance, you can see enhancement effects for three to ten years. The resin matches regular tooth color for a beautiful, natural look. Because the treatment is not permanent, it is more affordable than other cosmetic options. You can enjoy the effects of bonding for several years and discuss future cosmetic goals with your dentist during a later consultation. In the meantime, a smile that you are happy with can improve your self-esteem and lead to a more positive approach to your daily routine.
Cosmetic dentistry services available in Laurel, MD
Laurel Smiles offers teeth bonding and other cosmetic dentistry to patients in Laurel, MD. Dr. Goyal also specializes in restorative and general dentistry for patients of all ages. To schedule an appointment with us, contact our office online or reach us by phone at 301.200.1315.