If your smile makes you insecure because you have damaged, chipped, or cracked teeth, cosmetic dental bonding could be a good option for you. Dental bonding is a composite resin applied directly to your tooth. The resin is then shaped to your desired shape and size. The bonding material is color-matched to your other teeth to make it look as natural as possible. The resin material is bio-compatible and is the same material used in dental fillings. Bonding can be one of the more affordable and time-saving cosmetic dentistry options.
Issues To Address
Dental bonding can address a wide range of cosmetic issues. The composite resin can be used to cover chips or cracks in your 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 blend the tooth in with the appearance of the others. Contouring can be a good option for teeth that are larger than your other teeth. Deep intrinsic stains that cannot be removed during whitening treatments can be covered by cosmetic bonding. Bonding can fill in small gaps in between teeth. The bonding material can also be used to cover exposed tooth roots caused by decay or gum disease of teeth.
When Is It The Best Option?
Because it requires less prep work, dental bonding is often more affordable than other restoration options. It is applied directly to the teeth, so it can be a much faster process than other options, too. Bonding is typically non-invasive and does not require any anesthesia. Other cosmetic options, like veneers, may require the tooth to be trimmed meaning the integrity of the tooth can stay intact. Dental bonding is not a great option for large issues or for several teeth. If you have a tooth with a big chunk missing, a crown may act as a better restoration.
Can dental bonding address your smile’s issues?
Ask your dentist if dental bonding is right for your smile. 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.