If your smile makes you insecure because you have damaged, chipped, or cracked teeth, dental bonding may be the right cosmetic dentistry option for you. Dental bonding is when a composite resin is applied directly to a tooth and shaped to the desired appearance. The composite resin is color-matched to the other teeth to make it look as natural as possible. The resin material is biocompatible and is the same material used in dental fillings. Bonding can be a more affordable and time-saving solution when compared to other cosmetic options. It is a good solution when only one or a few teeth have cosmetic issues to be solved.
Most Common Issues
Dental bonding is used to solve dental issues that affect the appearance of the tooth. The composite resin of dental bonding can be used to patch up chips or cracks in teeth. If you have a tooth that is a different size or shape than the rest of your smile, the bonding material can be used to match the size of your other teeth. The same can be done to adjust the color of the tooth. Dental bonding can fill in small gaps in between teeth. The material is also used to cover exposed tooth roots caused by decay or gum disease of teeth.
Advantages and Disadvantages
Dental bonding is usually much more affordable than other restoration options. Since it is applied directly to the teeth, it is usually much faster than other options, too. Bonding is non-invasive and typically does not require any anesthesia. Unlike with other options like veneers, bonding does not required the tooth to be trimmed meaning the integrity of the tooth can stay intact. The disadvantages of dental bonding are that it does not cover large areas. If you need full smile cosmetic restoration, it may not be the best option.
Is dental bonding right for your smile?
Ask your dentist if dental bonding is right for you. To schedule a consultation with Smith Family Dentistry in Greenville, TX, call us at 903-455-5750. We proudly serve patients from Hunt County, Greenville, Royce City, Sulphur Springs, and all surrounding communities.