Is Cosmetic Tooth Bonding Right for You?

  • July 15, 2016

Sometimes, all you need is a little quick touch-up for your teeth. Whitening is one way to do that, but if your teeth become discolored, chipped, or cracked, you need a dental expert to put things right.

Chipped, discolored, or cracked teeth are very common, as are slightly too-large gaps between teeth. In fact, it might be safe to say that most people have at least one tooth that could use some cosmetic help.

When you need some minor changes to your smile, cosmetic tooth bonding may well be the answer.

Cosmetic tooth bonding is a procedure that we perform almost every day at A Downtown Dental Group in Honolulu. For a 30-60 minute per-tooth investment of your time, you can walk out with your smile restored and feeling on top of the world!

What is Cosmetic Tooth Bonding?

Cosmetic tooth bonding is a procedure which bonds a composite resin, or plastic, to your existing tooth or teeth. The shade of the resin is carefully chosen to match the shade of your non-affected teeth. The result is a perfectly natural-looking appearance.

The really good news is that cosmetic tooth bonding hardly ever requires anesthesia! The exception to that rule is if it’s being used to cover an exposed nerve in a tooth. But the vast majority of people feel minimal to absolutely no discomfort during this routine procedure.

The surface of your tooth will be prepared to accept the resin, and then the composite resin will be carefully applied. We’ll mold. shape, and smooth it until the result is a perfect match with your other teeth. Ultraviolet light provides the final hardening that the resin needs, after which it’s given its final sanding and polishing.

Not only can cosmetic tooth bonding cover tooth discoloration, it can also repair chips to your teeth and teeth with cracks, and can fill invisibly fill gaps between your teeth. It’s the simplest and generally least expensive permanent cosmetic procedure.

Will Anybody be Able to Tell?

No! Drs. Wilfred and David Miyasaki  have over three decades of combined experience in beautifying the smiles of Honolulu. You’ll be delighted with the results, and no one will be able to tell you’ve had work done – unless, of course, they knew you beforehand! And if they did, they’ll marvel at how completely natural the results look.

Discolored Teeth

Discolored teeth can often be the cause of social embarrassment and a reason for you not to smile. Get your smile back! We use our expertise and experience to precisely match the shade of the bond to your unaffected teeth. When the procedure is finished, no one will be able to tell the difference between the bond and your other teeth. You can smile confidently, knowing that your “secret” will remain between you and your dentist’s office!

Gaps Between Your Teeth

Your teeth can be beautifully white and perfectly shaped, but gaps between your teeth can take away from the impact of your smile. Some gaps leave people reluctant even to show their smile. With cosmetic tooth bonding, we can fill those gaps to leave no trace that they ever existed. You’ll love your new smile and your ability to show it proudly.

Chipped Or Cracked Teeth

Teeth can crack or become chipped for any number of reasons, but there’s no reason to live with a less than perfect smile. Count on the experts at A Downtown Dental Practice to fix those imperfections through cosmetic tooth bonding. We specialize in delighting our patients, and you’ll be delighted when you see that your tooth has been invisibly restored.

With over three decades’ experience serving the residents of Downtown Honolulu, Waikiki, Oahu and Makiki, Drs. Wilfred and David Miyasaki are your dental experts of choice for all your cosmetic dental needs.

Relax. We’ve Got This.

Our staff understands that any dental procedure – even something as routine as having your teeth cleaned or a cosmetic tooth bonding performed – can be anxiety-causing for people. You’ll be surprised and pleased by how quick, simple, and comfortable cosmetic tooth bonding is. You’ll also be reassured by the expertise and warm professionalism of our staff.

Honolulu’s A Downtown Dental Practice offers a pleasant, in-office cosmetic tooth bonding experience. And for all your cosmetic dentistry needs large and small, visit us in the heart of downtown Honolulu. Schedule an appointment by calling 808-797-3680 or through our online contact form. We look forward to seeing you and to helping you realize a beautiful smile!