Is your otherwise attractive smile being held back by a problem tooth? Do you have an odd gap in your smile, or a tooth with discoloration that has not responded to whitening agents? Cosmetic dentistry is intended to tackle the problems that affect your appearance. Talking to your dentist about an issue with your appearance can be a gateway to learning about procedures that can help. Dental bonding can offer single-visit remedies for many problems that can affect the quality of a tooth’s appearance. Bonding involves the application of composite resin to a tooth, so that its flaws can be covered. It can change how the surface of your tooth looks, and even its shape.
1. Restoring A Damaged Tooth That Does Not Require A Dental Crown
Dental crowns have helped restore countless damaged teeth; you may think of them as solutions for cavities, but they are often counted on to take care of tooth injuries. However, a milder injury may not require a crown, even if there is visible damage. Dental bonding can hide cracks, respond to discoloration from an injury, and cover a chip.
2. Correcting A Tooth That Is Poorly Sized Or Shaped
Bonding can actually add more size to a tooth, so that it does not continue to be a distraction. In addition to size, bonding can also re-shape a tooth, so that it does not seem uneven or jagged.
3. Closing A Gap Between Teeth
Not all gaps in smiles need orthodontic treatment. If a gap is created because one tooth is too small, your dentist can close the gap with dental bonding.