Are you looking to enhance the great features of your smile? Everyone wants to feel great about the way their teeth look, but there can be all sorts of small imperfections that take away from your appearance. Fortunately, there are a variety of cosmetic dental treatments available to help patients get the beautiful results they are looking for, including dental bonding. Continue reading to learn about some of the common aesthetic issues cosmetic bonding can fix.
Which Problems Can Cosmetic Bonding Fix?
There are all sorts of problems that can be solved with cosmetic bonding. Here are a few issues that this treatment is commonly used to solve:
- Close Gaps: Many people are self-conscious about small gaps between the teeth. Dental bonding can help to fill these spaces, leaving you with a more natural appearance.
- Protect Tooth Roots: If you brush your teeth too vigorously, you could experience gum recession which leads to exposed roots. This means pain and sensitivity are the likely result. Bonding can cover these areas and protect your roots from issues later on.
- Change Tooth Shape: If you have a tooth that appears larger or smaller than others, bonding can be used to smooth out discrepancies in both size and shape.
- Fix Small Chips and Cracks: For minor cracks and chips, bonding can be used to restore them.
- Restoring Decay: Minor tooth decay can be solved with composite bonding. It supports long-term strength and is shaded for a more natural look.
What Are the Benefits of Cosmetic Bonding?
Here are a few reasons why cosmetic bonding is such a popular treatment:
- Minimally Invasive: Bonding is placed directly over your existing enamel, so it can be completed in a single appointment. Your dentist prepares the surface of your tooth before applying the resin and molding it into shape. This mold is then hardened with an ultraviolet light. Lastly, the resin is polished and buffed so it has a more natural appearance.
- Affordable: Direct bonding is one of the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedures out there. For small corrections, it’s a great solution. Most of the time, no anesthesia is required.
- Effective: On average, direct bonding lasts anywhere between 5 to 10 years before you need it to be replaced.
If you have minor aesthetic flaws in your teeth, ask your dentist about cosmetic bonding. This way, you can show off your perfected smile with pride!
About the Author
Dr. Adelina Duka earned her dental doctorate from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” Bucharest. Currently, she is a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, and Metropolitan District Dental Society. To learn more about cosmetic bonding or to schedule an appointment at her office in Framingham, visit her website or call (508) 665-2016.