Here at the Mt Laurel cosmetic dentist practice of Koplin Dental, we understand that there’s more to dentistry than making sure teeth and gums are strong and healthy. While it’s certainly our number one priority to make sure our patients don’t have cavities, periodontal disease or other types of oral pathology, we also know that the aesthetics of your is important too, which is why we also offer an array of cosmetic dental services. Are you wanting to give your mouth’s appearance a boost without having to go through the hassle braces or porcelain veneers? Well, we have the perfect solution for you! The technique is called cosmetic dental bonding, and if you have a spare minute, we’d like to tell you a little bit about it.
When it comes to changing how your smile looks, braces and porcelain veneers are the methods people tend to know a lot about. While both are tried and true, they both cost a lot more and take longer (braces especially) than the cosmetic dental bonding we do here at the Mt Laurel cosmetic dentist practice of Koplin Dental. How does dental bonding work exactly? There are three basic steps. First, after conducting a comprehensive dental exam, your dentist will apply their expert eye to figuring out what color of resin to use. Second, as with porcelain veneers, the surface of the tooth/teeth to be repaired will be textured a little bit to help the resin stick better. Finally, the resin will be carefully sculpted to achieve the desired results and then blasted with a ray of light for hardening. All told, it’ll around 45 minutes for each tooth that needs fixing. While this may seem like an eternity, it’s really a drop in the bucket compared to the amount of time you’ll spend in the chair getting braces or veneers.
Dental bonding is good for all sorts of dental applications from addressing structural issues in decayed teeth to, as we said above, making your smile look better. Are you interested in learning more? The best thing for you to do is come in and see our Mt Laurel cosmetic dentist here at Koplin Dental. Call us or use our online calendar to set up a comprehensive dental exam today!