What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a simple and quick procedure that uses a tooth-colored resin to correct certain areas of a tooth. It is then hardened using a special light. It’s one of the most cost-effective cosmetic dentistry procedures that result in a better smile and an ability to bite and chew well.
Unless there are many teeth involved, this is a procedure that can usually be done in a single visit that lasts anywhere between half an hour to a full hour. Here’s a look at some of the most common concerns for patients and the problems dental bonding procedure can solve. Read on to learn more about effective cosmetic dentistry solutions.
What Problems Dental Bonding can Fix?
The problems Dental Bonding can fix are
- Filling cavities
Cavities are a common concern for most people. And an exposed tooth results in toothaches, sensitivity, and dark stains on the tooth’s surface. Bonding gives the inside of your tooth a better form so that you chew and bite better.
- Repairing chipped or cracked teeth
Over the years, you may have chipped or cracked a couple of your teeth. This results in easy wear and tear of your teeth, making small chips all the more visible. Dental bonding repairs these minor problems to restore your teeth’s natural shape and form.
- Improving discolored teeth
An unhealthy lifestyle results in discolored and stained teeth. Dental bonding uses a composite that matches the color of your teeth and makes your teeth look good as new.
- Closing gaps between teeth
If you’re tired of a gap, you have one more reason to fix your teeth. Dental bonding closes small spaces between teeth to allow a better bite. People with gapped front teeth also have an advantage here. With a tooth-matching composite, you can smile with a lot more confidence and chew better.
- Changing the shape of teeth
You may have teeth that appear a little smaller than the rest. Bonding evens out the size of these small teeth to prevent size discrepancies.
- Protecting roots that have been exposed by gum recession
When you brush too vigorously or consume hard foods, you’re damaging your gums in the process and may experience receding gums. This can expose the roots and you would have an overall painful experience. Dental bonding fills in the space to protect your roots from being further exposed.
What are the Benefits of dental bonding?
One benefit of bonding is that no special care is required once the procedure is done. You simply brush and floss as normal. In addition, the resin is pretty stain-resistant. Depending on your oral habits, these fillings can last anywhere between three to ten years before needing a replacement.
Dental bonding also has advantages over veneers and crowns. While both of these must be manufactured in a lab, most bondings can be done in one trip to your dentist. Bonding, unlike veneers and crowns, requires a very little amount of your enamel to be removed.
When done, bonding leaves your teeth looking completely normal and functional. It will be hard to tell that there was a chipped tooth or, a gap between teeth, or a cavity. Dental bonding can make your teeth look good as new without totally breaking the bank!
Book your appointment now with Dr. Joshua Hong, Goodyear Arizona who provides effective cosmetic dentistry solutions for patients both young and old.