Five Problems Dental Bonding Can Effectively Solve
Dental bonding involves applying a tooth-colored composite resin to teeth to repair or improve their appearance. At Athol Family Dentists, many of our patients have relied on dental bonding to correct a variety of their dental concerns.
Here are five of the most common oral health issues dental bonding can address:
To Fill Cavities
Dentists often use composite resin to repair cavities since it’s the same material that’s used for bonding. It has many applications and can take care of a range of issues.
To Improve Discolored Teeth
Your dentist can paint your entire tooth with composite resin to make noticeable discoloring less prominent. Applying this material to your tooth also helps strengthen it!
To Close Extra Spaces Between Teeth
If you have extra spacing between your teeth that you’d prefer to close, your dentist can apply bonding to help achieve a more even, symmetrical look.
To Repair A Cracked or Chipped tooth
If you have an accident and chip your tooth, bonding is a great filling solution since it both repairs and strengthen the damaged area.
To Change The Shape Of Teeth
If your teeth are uneven, misshapen or look shorter than you’d like, bonding is a simple and effective solution for correcting these issues.
During the bonding process, your dentist will first compare a tooth shade chart to your natural teeth and choose a color of composite resin that will look most natural and flattering to your smile. Then, a liquid will be applied to your tooth/teeth to roughen the surface and optimize resin adhesion. Your dentist will then apply the resin, ensuring that it has the proper size and shape. A laser or blue light will harden the material and your dentist will finish shaping the area to make it look natural and even.
Interested in learning more about dental bonding and whether it’s right for your smile? Call our friendly team at Athol Family Dentists today!