Your smile is a very personal characteristic. If you have gone through orthodontic treatment, you are probably quite proud of your smile. Having straight teeth is a characteristic of both beauty and health. If damage occurs to the smile that you worked so hard to achieve, it can be devastating.
Many people do not need orthodontic treatment, yet they may still have imperfections in their smiles that they wish to correct. It is a common misconception that cosmetic dental procedures are very expensive. However, dental bonding is one treatment option that can provide outstanding results without breaking the bank!
Dental bonding can help in a variety of ways. The most common are:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Gaps between the teeth
- A “small” tooth
- Discolored teeth
- Tooth decay
- Protect against gum recession
- Fill in cavities (aka “white fillings” instead of amalgam fillings)
Dental bonding is a simple out-patient procedure that can be used to correct any of the dental concerns mentioned above. When you come in for an appointment, your dentist will color-match a composite resin material to your natural teeth. The tooth or teeth that will be treated will be painted with an etching liquid that will roughen up the tooth’s surface. This allows the composite resin to adhere to the tooth. The resin will be molded into its desired shape, and then a curing light will be used to harden the material so that it bonds with the tooth. To complete the procedure, the resin will be polished to match the natural sheen of your teeth.
Dental bonding offers a quick fix to many cosmetic dental concerns. Most bonding will last for approximately ten years before it needs to be replaced.
If you are interested in learning more about dental bonding to fix your cosmetic dental concerns, contact Engineered Smiles today. We look forward to serving you.