When you have a cavity, you get a filling. When you have a broken tooth, you get a crown. However, did you ever stop to think if there are other solutions for these age-old problems? The right New York City dentist will present all possible options for the repair of your dental complaint, and you will discover that cosmetic tooth bonding can do the job of many cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures in a swift and more economical way.
Here are just five reasons cosmetic tooth bonding can work for you:
1. You would prefer to avoid another dental crown.
Porcelain crowns and porcelain veneers are effective, attractive, and strong. However, when you want a minimally invasive oral health solution, cosmetic tooth bonding makes it possible to get the repairs you need. The simplicity of tooth bonding sometimes trumps the complexity of crowns and veneers, but all the solutions are incredibly effective in correcting minor oral health problems. Both appearance-wise and function-wise, your tooth will be in great shape after a gentle and speedy bonding procedure.
2. You don’t have time to see the dentist.
Cosmetic tooth bonding is one of the fastest ways to repair damaged teeth. In just one dental visit, your tooth can be prepped, the tooth-colored resin applied, the resin cured and sculpted, and the tooth polished. The bonding of one tooth usually takes only 30 minutes to an hour to complete. Walk into your Midtown dental office with a tooth problem and walk out with a complete smile.
3. You don’t want your problem tooth to look different from your other teeth.
One of the greatest innovations of modern dentistry is the development of resin and bonding material that can be applied to the tooth to exactly mimic your natural tooth color. No matter the reason for the bonding, the result will look completely natural and just like your other teeth. No one ever needs to know you had cosmetic dentistry done on your smile.
4. You don’t want this to happen to your other teeth.
If you have a sudden chip or crack in your tooth, bonding can repair the tooth so it looks natural, is safe from further deterioration, and is not susceptible to decay. Plus, the bonding repair helps protect the nearby teeth from taking on more than their fair sure of pressure and work because of the problem tooth, and thereby breaking or cracking themselves. A bonded tooth is a strong and secure tooth that can carry its weight.
5. Getting a dental repair is not in the budget right now.
One of the reasons cosmetic tooth bonding is such an attractive option, especially for busy, budget-conscious New Yorkers, is its economical price tag. Bonding is one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry solutions, and yet it does so much. You can cover pointy or uneven teeth, conceal tooth gaps, and lengthen short teeth. If you have an aesthetic smile complaint, chances are pretty good that cosmetic tooth bonding might be a viable solution.
Just remember that bonding only lasts for about a decade, at best – this length of time is more than respectable, and you may only need a touch-up toward the end of this time, if any repairs at all. However, if you’re seeking serious longevity, listen to your dentist’s suggestions about other oral health solutions, like porcelain veneers or Cerinate Lumineers, so together you can select the one that’s right for you now and in the long-term.
Replace. Correct. Protect. Repair. Rebuild. A strong smile is a healthy smile, and a healthy smile is a beautiful smile, and it can all be thanks to cosmetic tooth bonding. Ready to get some bonding going for your teeth? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael J. Wei at our office in Midtown.