Cosmetic Bonding in Norman
If you have a chipped, slightly misaligned, or otherwise imperfect tooth that needs cosmetic restoration, there’s no need to spend any extra money or time fixing it -- we may suggest one-appointment cosmetic bonding in Norman instead. With this procedure, Dr. Bobby J. Carmen applies liquid composite resin, shaded to blend with your tooth's color, to rebuild a pleasing shape to your tooth. After hardening the resin with a curing light, he will artistically sculpt and polish the restoration.
About Cosmetic Bonding
Cosmetic bonding can be a viable, affordable alternative to porcelain veneers, and it lasts 5 to 10 years with proper care. It is a noninvasive procedure that is completed in just one visit to our office.
We begin the procedure by matching the shade of the resin to be applied to the tooth with our precise color-matching system. You may want to undergo a professional tooth whitening treatment before cosmetic bonding so we can start off with the brightest shade.
Next, we isolate the tooth. The enamel needs to stay completely dry throughout the treatment, so cotton and special barriers applied around the tooth will ensure no saliva works its way onto its enamel. Then, an etching solution will make the tooth’s surface a little rougher to encourage proper bonding.
Once everything is ready, Dr. Carmen applies the resin to the tooth and shapes it into its most pleasing appearance. He will check several times to ensure it fits with your dentition, making slight adjustments each time until it’s just right. Once everything is perfect, the resin is hardened under a special light.
Dr. Carmen will then give the area one final polish -- and voila! Your smile is back to its beautiful self (or better).
Benefits and Considerations
Cosmetic bonding offers a number of benefits, including…
- Non-invasive procedure
- No need for anesthesia
- Affordable option in cosmetic dentistry
- Highly customizable
- Long lasting
Bonding will not discolor as your natural tooth enamel will, so touch-up teeth whitening may be required to keep your natural teeth the same shade as the bonded area.
Is Cosmetic Bonding Right for You?
Because the procedure is non-invasive and can fit into almost every budget, just about everyone can benefit from cosmetic bonding. Even younger patients who have broken or uneven teeth are often eligible for this cosmetic treatment. Smokers or tobacco users should be aware of the fact that the composite resin will absorb stains more readily than natural tooth enamel -- so porcelain veneers may be a better fit.
The only way to know for sure whether or not any procedure is right for you and your smile is to schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Carmen!
Get In Touch Today!
If you are interested in improving the appearance of the teeth that show when you smile with a noninvasive, affordable procedure, we invite you to get in touch with your cosmetic dentist in Norman today! Go ahead and schedule an appointment to discuss your options in cosmetic dentistry, including bonding, with Dr. Carmen.