Feeling confident when you smile can be affected by chipped teeth and other minor imperfections. You deserve to feel great about your smile.
With dental bonding at our Boulder cosmetic dentistry office, experienced dentist Dr. Michael Adler can restore your teeth using a simple, fast process. The tooth bonding material is molded onto your tooth by Dr. Adler, so that you can smile with the confidence of properly shaped teeth. To learn more, please call us at (303) 515-7335.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a process to augment, reshape or rebuild a certain portion of a tooth. Some of the problems for which tooth bonding may be beneficial are:
- Chipped teeth
- Small gaps between teeth
- Minor problems with tooth shape
- Temporary restoration while you are waiting for a crown or veneer
The process to place bonding on teeth is simple and fast. It takes only one appointment for Dr. Adler to place the material on your tooth, and shape it to look natural and aesthetically pleasing. The bonding hardens and should last for many years, unless trauma to the tooth breaks the bonding.
Teeth Bonding vs. Other Cosmetic Dentistry Options
Dr. Adler and our dental team are fully committed to presenting all of your options for achieving your dental goals. We want you to have the full picture of your treatment plan options. Like any dentistry treatment, dental bonding has both pros and cons. Some of the benefits of this option include:
- Relatively low cost
- Completed in a single appointment
- Highly conservative option in terms of tooth preservation
- Natural, tooth-color material
Dental bonding is mainly an alternative or temporary placeholder for porcelain veneers. Compared to porcelain veneers, some of the potential drawbacks of dental bonding are:
- Less versatile in what and how much they can accomplish
- Change color over time
- Easier to crack, break or chip
Veneers have the advantage of being a whole, intact piece that cover the entire tooth surface, whereas dental bonding is molded and shaped onto the area being rebuilt. But Dr. Adler will explore both options with you, as well as any other options for which you may be a good candidate. Our goal is to empower you to make informed decisions about your dental care.
To schedule a complimentary consultation at our Boulder dentistry practice to discuss dental bonding, please call Adler Advanced Dentistry at (303) 515-7335.