Why Cosmetic Bonding or Bioclear May Be Right for You

Do you want to improve the appearance of your smile by fixing chips or gaps or covering discoloration? Cosmetic bonding might be the solution you’ve been searching for. Or even the newer and better Bioclear cosmetic bonding. Both of these cosmetic procedures involve discretely covering a range of dental imperfections while also making your teeth stronger. And what patients like best is that, unlike porcelain veneers, dental bonding is reversible, giving you more flexibility and control over your dental decisions.

So if you’re looking for a noninvasive, affordable way to enhance your smile. This cosmetic dental treatment can address concerns ranging from chipped teeth to discoloration without removing any natural tooth structure. Here are some reasons why you might like to try cosmetic bonding.

1. You have a cracked, chipped, or uneven tooth that affects the appearance and functionality of your smile.

Cracked, chipped, and uneven teeth can make you feel embarrassed. But at Millennium Dental, we don’t want anyone to feel ashamed of their smile. Using cosmetic bonding or the newer Bioclear treatment, we can correct these dental issues and provide you with the new and improved smile you have always dreamed of.

A chipped or cracked tooth affects your smile’s appearance, of course, but it can also have oral health consequences. If left untreated, it can become a source of discomfort and increase your risk of developing tooth decay. The crack could also spread, causing the tooth to become nonrestorable to the point of requiring an extraction. Fixing even a minor chip or crack helps you to bite and chew properly, too, maintaining the overall health of your teeth and gums. Don’t wait for it to worsen; seek dental treatment as soon as possible to restore your smile and protect your oral health.

2. Your teeth are severely discolored, and professional teeth whitening won’t achieve the desired result.

According to the National Library of Medicine, a survey showed 80% of Americans ages 18 to 49 want whiter teeth. This should be no surprise because when your teeth are discolored, you might not feel like smiling as often as you should. This is unfortunate as your smile is arguably your most important physical feature. Further, smiling provides so many health benefits, such as the release of neuropeptides in the brain, which can help us battle stress and feel better about ourselves. It helps us release neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins as well, serving as natural pain relievers and antidepressants.

And even though professional tooth whitening is highly effective, sometimes whitening alone isn’t enough to fix deep, internal stains. In this case, your dentist can help you decide on the best method of achieving your whitening goals. Bioclear or cosmetic bonding might be the right choice.

3. You don’t want to remove any natural tooth structure.

Compared to other dental treatments, such as porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns, composite bonding requires minimal tooth preparation and preserves more of your natural tooth structure. Throughout the treatment process, your dentist will carefully match the shade of the composite resin to your natural teeth and skillfully sculpt it to achieve your desired results. Then they will cure the resin with an ultraviolet light, which securely bonds it to your enamel for a durable, visually appealing restoration that can last for years with proper oral hygiene.

Alternatively, Bioclear, a more modern treatment that some see as a type of bonding with the beauty, strength, and longevity of porcelain veneers, could be the best answer here. Bioclear, like bonding, does not require any removal of tooth enamel and is known to preserve and protect your teeth quite well.

4. Your cosmetic concern is relatively minor, and you don’t need veneers.

Though porcelain veneers are considered the gold standard due to their ability to cover the entire front surface of your teeth, cosmetic bonding can be equally effective and practical and is less invasive. So if your cosmetic concern is a minor one, dental bonding or the newer Bioclear has numerous advantages.

In many cases, your dentist can complete your cosmetic bonding in just one appointment, and patients rarely require anesthesia or the removal of existing tooth structure. Not only does bonding strengthen the tooth, but it is also a more affordable option than porcelain veneers. With proper care and maintenance, dental bonding can last 10 or more years, providing patients with a long-lasting solution to their cosmetic concerns.

Contact Millennium Dental to see if cosmetic bonding or the more technically advanced Bioclear treatment is right for you.

If you’re considering cosmetic bonding to enhance the appearance of your teeth, don’t hesitate to contact Millennium Dental today. Dr. Harrison offers cosmetic dentistry to residents in and around Plano, Texas, and will assess your needs to help you determine whether cosmetic bonding is the right option. This minimally invasive and affordable cosmetic treatment allows you to achieve a brighter, more symmetrical smile in just one appointment.

Cosmetic bonding results can last years with proper care and maintenance. Contact us today to request an evaluation and take the first step toward a more confident smile.