It’s amazing how the smallest flaw can completely change the look of your smile. A single chip, crack, stain, or gap can instantly drain your confidence and make you constantly question yourself in social situations. Your cosmetic dentist in Colorado Springs, Dr. Gregory Solich, understands that little flaws can cause big problems for your overall appearance, and is happy to offer a quick and easy solution using cosmetic bonding.
Cosmetic bonding enables your dentist to mold your teeth into the perfect shape, size, and even color. It is excellent for fixing the slightest flaws in your smile in the least amount of time. The actual material used for cosmetic bonding is a composite resin, which is a plastic-based substance that is held together with microscopic glass particles. In addition to being extremely malleable, it can also be specially shaded to match your other teeth so that it seamlessly blends in with your smile.
Just like with any cosmetic procedure, it starts with a consultation with Dr. Solich. This is when you’ll discuss what you would like to fix about your smile, and it will enable Dr. Solich to know if cosmetic bonding is the right solution for you. If it is, you’re in luck, because it is one of the fastest treatments available in all of cosmetic dentistry.
He’ll start by slowly applying layers of the composite resin to your tooth, and gradually mold it to improve every aspect of its appearance. Once you are both satisfied with the look, he will use a specialized light to quickly harden it. The procedure usually takes about an hour, and the results are instant. As soon as the resin has hardened, your new smile is ready for the world.
The bonding material is extremely durable, and with the proper maintenance, it can easily last for up to 10 years. How can you take care of it you might ask? It’s simple, you just have to keep brushing and flossing like you normally do. This will help preserve the color of the bonding, as well as protect it from breaking down. Just like with your regular teeth, coffee, tea, and other darkly colored drinks can lead to it becoming stained, so be sure to moderate your consumption. This, along with getting routine check-ups at Exceptional Smiles, will keep your smile looking like new for years to come. If you happen to chip or break your bonding, we can easily reapply it as well.
When it comes to your smile, we’re always ready to help you make it shine. No problem is too big or too small for us to handle, and with cosmetic bonding, a little bit of treatment can create a truly tremendous result.
If you’d like to know more about cosmetic bonding, or want to schedule an appointment to get your new smile, just give us a call today.