Cosmetic Bonding in Brunswick

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Bellissimi Dental provides cosmetic dental bonding in Brunswick, Ohio. Call 330-741-3334 to schedule an appointment.

Cosmetic bonding is the process of applying a tooth-colored composite material to the tooth in order to improve the aesthetics of the smile while allowing the tooth to maintain a natural appearance - and optimal functioning. In order to bond a tooth, tooth-colored material is added to the tooth to build it up.

Bonding is often used to:

Correct the shape of a chipped tooth

Correct the appearance of a cracked tooth

Provide more even tooth color

Close large gaps between teeth

Correct an oddly-shaped tooth or those worn down by bruxism

With this quality treatment, teeth can appear more aligned, straighter, and more perfect than ever before. And because it is customized to match your teeth, it blends very well. No one will know you have cosmetic bonding unless you tell them!

Advantages of bonding over other treatments include:

Bonding can be a less expensive treatment than other cosmetic options

An appointment for bonding treatment usually takes less than one hour to complete

Bonding usually allows the tooth’s structure to be preserved

Bonding may sometimes be preferred over veneers or crowns but may not be as long-lasting or durable.  Bonding material can stain from coffee, tea, tobacco, or some foods so proper home care is important.

In all, cosmetic bonding provides patients with a great opportunity to enhance their smiles and boost their confidence. And when you have confidence - you can do anything.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does dental insurance cover cosmetic bonding?

Generally, no. Most dental insurance policies will not cover elective treatments and out-of-pocket payment would be required. It is a good idea to look into your benefits coverage prior to your procedure. 

How long does cosmetic bonding last?

On average, dental bonding can last anywhere from 3 years to 10 years. Through wear and tear, your bonded tooth may require touch-ups or even replacement as the material can break or become stained. This is why it is so important to visit your dentist for routine follow ups.

How can you extend the life of your cosmetic bonding?

The lifespan of cosmetic bonding is directly related to how well you care for it. And you can do that well by following a few key steps: 

  • Developing a strong oral hygiene routine
  • Visiting your dentist every 6 months
  • Avoiding hard or damaging foods
  • Avoiding drinks and foods that can cause staining

Does it hurt to get cosmetic bonding?

No, cosmetic bonding does not hurt. Local anesthesia may be used to ensure that you have no discomfort during the procedure. After it wears off, you may have some minor sensitivity, but this is temporary. Most patients find they don’t even need pain relievers.

Is cosmetic bonding like a veneer?

Not at all - they are two very different dental procedures. Dental veneers are thin shells that cover imperfections on the front of the tooth only. Whereas cosmetic bonding makes the entire tooth look beautiful.