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Dental Bonding: One of the Best-Kept Secrets in Cosmetic Dentistry

December 17, 2020
Posted By: Joel R. Koch, D.D.S. Staff
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When you think of cosmetic dentistry, you probably picture treatments like professional teeth whitening, Invisalign, and veneers. While these are all excellent treatment choices in their own right, another cosmetic dental service often gets overlooked: dental bonding. 

What is dental bonding?

During dental bonding, your West Chester dentist “bonds” a hard, tooth-colored composite resin material to your tooth or teeth, permanently attaching the substance. Dental bonding exists to help patients with both functional and cosmetic concerns in their smile, doing everything from repairing broken teeth to making teeth appear longer and straighter. 

Dentists typically use the same material for bonding as they do when filling cavities with tooth-colored restorations. 

Does dental bonding hurt?

No, dental bonding should not hurt. Your dentist will use bonding materials to accomplish goals such as eliminating gaps between teeth or changing a specific tooth's shape. Bonding materials only get applied to the outer surface of your teeth, so aside from some potential mild tooth sensitivity during the application, you should not feel any pain or discomfort associated with your dental bonding. 

Is dental bonding right for me?

Despite being a relatively unknown procedure among most dental patients, dental bonding is incredibly versatile and can be right for anyone. Whether you want to make a short tooth look larger or fill in a small gap between two teeth, cosmetic dental bonding in West Chester can help. 

Dental bonding is an effective treatment for most minor cosmetic concerns. If you’re searching for a full smile makeover or want to dramatically transform the way your smile looks, we can discuss alternative procedures with you.

Will my dental bonding be expensive?

Because it is a non-invasive treatment that doesn’t require any anesthesia or recovery time, dental bonding is typically very affordable. The exact cost will depend on how many teeth you want altered and how large each section of bonding material needs to be. 

If you have specific questions about insurance coverage or the cost of dental bonding in West Chester, give us a call at (513) 779-2200 to learn more. 

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