Dental bonding is an effective treatment for a flawed tooth, as it can cover up problems with size, shape, and color. This cosmetic procedure can be completed in a single visit, and can be a less costly means of improving your appearance than porcelain veneers. The process involves the expert application of a composite resin material to the problem tooth. Your dentist will ensure that the application leaves you with an improved tooth that enhances your looks. To ensure that it has a firm hold on your tooth, your dentist will use a special curing light to speed up the hardening process.
Relying On Bonding And Contouring To Treat An Injured Tooth
After a dental injury, you may find yourself with unsightly damage to a tooth, or to several teeth. Bonding can target a range of problems that stem from an injury. Cracks can be covered, and chips can be filled in. If your tooth has changed color after an injury, dental bonding can make its shade uniform with its neighbors again. However, it should be noted that this treatment is designed to improve how your tooth looks. If you need support for a weakened tooth, your dentist may suggest having it fitted with a dental crown.
Taking Care Of Genetically Flawed Teeth
Bonding can help correct a tooth that stands out for the wrong reason, so that your smile is no longer “interrupted” by its odd appearance. Bonding can make a tooth appear larger, and can cover a space left in your smile by an unnaturally small tooth. It can also even up a jagged or otherwise unusual shape.