Dental bonding is a form of cosmetic dentistry that can be a minimally invasive and cost-effective way to address minor flaws in your smile. A smile flaw is only one that makes you feel insecure or is unhealthy. A flaw does not include features that make your smile unique. Dental bonding is a bio-compatible composite resin, and the same material used in dental fillings. For cosmetic bonding, the resin material is color-matched, applied directly to your tooth, shaped, and polished to give a natural appearance.
To Close Small Gaps
A small gap may be the thing that makes you feel special and unique. However, if your small gap makes you feel insecure or hide your smile, you may want to address it. Bonding material can be applied to one or both sides of the teeth surrounding a small gap. Bonding may not work for larger gaps, so porcelain veneers may be a better choice.
Reshape Or Resize Teeth
An asymmetrical smile can happen because of the odd shape or size of a few teeth. Dental bonding can help to create symmetry in your smile by making the shapes and sizes more uniform. If there is a significant size difference, bonding may not be enough coverage for the tooth. In many cases though, dental bonding can make a big difference.
To Cover Up Discoloration
Some tooth discoloration is intrinsic meaning it comes from inside the tooth. This types of discoloration cannot be removed through whitening treatments, even professional-grade. Bonding can cover up intrinsic discoloration to get you your desired shade of teeth. If you have a single specific tooth that is a different color than the rest, the bonding material can be matched to blend in seamlessly with your smile.
To Repair Chips And Cracks
Minor chips and cracks that only affect the surface of your teeth may be able to be addressed with cosmetic bonding. Since bonding is the same material as fillings, it is durable enough to repair a tooth.
Does your have smiles that bonding can address?
Dental bonding can address minor issues with your smile. Schedule a consultation at Mansfield Dental Associates by calling 817-473-6227. Located in Mansfield, TX, we also welcome patients and families from all surrounding communities including South Arlington, Kennedale, Southeast Ft. Worth, Alvarado, Midlothian, and more.