Having a beautiful smile is no longer a luxury in today’s busy and connected world. Instead, it’s a necessity to help you look and feel your best!
Even minor cosmetic imperfections like chipped or broken teeth can diminish the appearance of your smile and cause you to feel self-conscious. But the good news is that cosmetic dentistry is no longer for just the wealthy and famous; it can be very affordable and easily accessible for just about anyone.
Through a process called dental bonding, you can repair and eliminate slight cosmetic imperfections and have the beautiful smile you deserve at a fraction of the cost. Here’s what you should know.
What Is Dental Bonding in Hillsboro?
Dental bonding is essentially a similar process to getting a dental filling and also uses the same material – composite resin. Composite is customizable, so your dentist can easily match and blend it seamlessly with your tooth shade, so it’s not noticeable when you smile.
Your dentist bonds composite resin directly to your tooth so that it can repair several cosmetic concerns like:
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Stains or discoloration
- Tooth shape or size discrepancies
- Filling gaps or spaces between teeth
- Slight misalignment issues
Dental bonding can often fix many of the same concerns that porcelain veneers repair, but bonding tends to be less expensive. At Smith Dental, we can typically complete the process for dental bonding in one appointment at any of our convenient OR locations in Hillsboro, Aloha, or Forest Grove.
How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?
Unlike porcelain veneers, dental bonding is not considered a permanent option. However, composite resin does wear down over time, and you may need to redo your bonding at some point.
Bonding has the potential to last for many years with the proper home care and consideration for things like not biting into hard foods or chewing ice. Most people will enjoy their dental bonding for at least three to ten years, depending on their lifestyle and dental care habits.