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Cosmetic Bonding

Dental bonding is one of the easiest and most affordable methods of tooth restoration available today. A durable plastic is matched in color and applied to the tooth and then hardened with a special light, improving the tooth’s shape, size, and/or coloration. This method is also useful for minor chips or for filling gaps between teeth.

While dental bonding has obvious cosmetic benefits for improving a person’s outward appearance, they also serve a practical purpose as well. Dental bonds can serve to protect sensitive roots that have been exposed due to gum line retention and they can also repair decayed teeth as the composite resins found in dental bonds are the same resins used to fill cavities.

Cosmetic bonding is an ideal procedure for some because it is the least expensive and easiest of all the cosmetic dental procedures. Because this treatment does not require any outside manufacturing, it can usually be done in a single office visit, with each tooth taking roughly 30-60 minutes. And because anesthesia is rarely required unless a cavity filling is involved, the recovery period is quick and painless.

On the other hand, the material used in cosmetic bonding is not as stain-resistant as the material used in crowns or veneers. The material is also not as strong so the results of dental bonding do not last as long as other dental treatments. For this reason, bonding is usually recommended only for minor cosmetic procedures and touch-ups.

When looking for Fort Myers cosmetic bonding services, consider Dr. Raymond Lefort, Southwest Florida’s leading dentist.