Cosmetic Bonding – Ft. Collins, CO
For When a Smile Needs Minor Cosmetic Corrections
When you see a photo of yourself smiling, are your eyes drawn to one or two minor imperfections? Maybe there’s just a little too much space between your front teeth, or maybe there’s a small, distracting chip in one tooth. Fortunately, when it comes to small aesthetic improvements, cosmetic bonding in Ft. Collins can be an excellent solution. If you’re interested in this form of cosmetic dentistry, contact Aspen Dental Care today.
What is Cosmetic Bonding?
Cosmetic bonding uses a biocompatible composite resin to cover up minor cosmetic issues on the tooth’s enamel. It can be sculpted and shaded to match the rest of your natural teeth, so no one will notice that you’ve had dental work done; they’ll just see your new and improved smile.
Cosmetic bonding is generally used for fixing minor chips in the teeth, closing small gaps, smoothing uneven surfaces, lengthening or reshaping short or pointy teeth, hiding stains, filling cavities and more.
Cosmetic Bonding Benefits
- The procedure can be completed over the course of a single visit; you’ll be able to enjoy your improved teeth right away!
- It can be a much more cost-effective alternative to other cosmetic procedures such as porcelain veneers; it also requires little to no removal of tooth enamel.
- With good oral hygiene, it can last up to 5 or 10 years.
- Cosmetic bonding can help you feel better about smiling in front of others, which can generally increase your self-confidence overall. Go ahead and show off your pearly whites!
The Procedure for Cosmetic Bonding
Cosmetic bonding is a noninvasive procedure, so anesthesia won’t normally be required. However, if you suffer from dental anxieties or are just nervous about your appointment, we can use sedation dentistry options such as nitrous oxide to help you feel more comfortable.
During the procedure, we’ll clean and dry the treatment area before applying the bonding agent, which will already have been customized to match the tooth’s color. After sculpting the resin as needed, we’ll harden it with a special curing light before making the finishing touches. Your new smile will speak for itself!