By Ken Yasuhara, DDS - Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry
February 09, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

How your dentist in Honolulu can help your smilecosmetic bonding

Do you hide your smile because of chipped or broken teeth? Do you avoid eating hard foods because your teeth are badly worn? Do you want a more beautiful smile? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time to learn about cosmetic bonding, one of the most versatile cosmetic treatments available. Dr. Ken Yasuhara in Honolulu, HI, wants to help you discover how cosmetic bonding can do wonders for your teeth.

Cosmetic bonding is the perfect choice to fix teeth that are:

  • Cracked or chipped from trauma
  • Broken from an accident or injury
  • Discolored from medications, coffee or smoking
  • Excessively worn down from a bad bite
  • Poorly shaped due to genetics

Dental bonding has many advantages when compared to other cosmetic dental treatments. When you choose dental bonding, you can count on natural-looking results because the bonding material, called composite, can be color-matched perfectly to your existing teeth. The bonded area will be virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth, giving you a uniform, harmonious smile. Other advantages include:

  • No need for anesthetic in most cases
  • Lower cost when compared to other cosmetic treatments
  • Quick, comfortable treatment

Your cosmetic bonding treatment begins with the application of an etching gel, which creates small, pore-like openings in the surface of your tooth. Next, a bonding cement is applied, which creates a strong attachment of the bonding material to your tooth.

The composite bonding material is a liquid resin which can be molded and sculpted into contours to reshape your tooth beautifully. The resin is then hardened with a high-tech ultraviolet “curing” light. As a final step, your cosmetic bonding treatment is shaped and polished to a sparkling sheen.

Cosmetic bonding can do wonders for your teeth, restoring full chewing function and giving you back your beautiful smile. Don’t put up with an embarrassing smile when help is just a phone call away. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call Dr. Yasuhara in Honolulu, HI, today!