Cosmetic Bonding – Eugene, OR
Make Your Smile Good as New
Do you have a chipped or broken tooth that has been getting you down lately? Sounds like you could benefit from cosmetic bonding in Eugene. This simple, affordable procedure can restore your chipped, broken, gapped, or even discolored teeth back to their former glory. Dr. Sutter is more than qualified to use cosmetic bonding, also known as dental bonding, to make your smile good as new. Contact us to learn more and see if dental bonding is right for you.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a procedure wherein your cosmetic dentist in Eugene adds a composite resin (a mixture of glass and plastic) to your teeth to fix minor imperfections. First, Dr. Sutter will apply the resin to your teeth. Then, he will use the material to sculpt the tooth into the desired shape. Finally, a special curing light is used to harden the material into place.
The treatment is called “bonding” because the material is actually bonded to the surface of your tooth. Additionally, it can be custom shaded to match the color of your existing enamel, so no one even has to know that you got dental work done!
Advantages of Dental Bonding
Cosmetic bonding in Eugene comes with a variety of benefits, including the following:
- Low cost: Compared to other cosmetic options like porcelain veneers, dental bonding is relatively cheap. Moreover, your insurance might actually cover bonding, especially if it’s done for structural reasons like filling a cavity.
- Fast: Bonding can be done in only one appointment, and usually takes 30 to 60 minutes per tooth.
- Easy: The procedure is quite easy and comfortable. Unless your bonding is used to treat a cavity, no local anesthetic is required.
- Conservative: Dental bonding requires much less removal of the enamel than other options like crowns or veneers, allowing you to keep more of your natural tooth structure.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Bonding?
Dental bonding may be ideal to do the following:
Maintenance of Dental Bonding
Unfortunately, dental bonding can get stained more easily than other forms of cosmetic dentistry like veneers or crowns. This means that adequate maintenance is required to keep your bonded teeth looking natural for years to come. That involves following these tips:
- Avoid, or at least seriously limit your consumption of, red wine, tea, and coffee.
- If you are a smoker, try quitting. Tobacco can discolor the bonding material. If you’re having trouble kicking the habit, let Dr. Sutter know. He has access to resources to help you.
- Don’t chew on hard objects like ice, fingernails, or pencils. This habit can make your bonding chip.
- If you notice any sharp edges on the bonded tooth, call Dr. Sutter as soon as possible.