Bonding serves many purposes. This general dentistry treatment can be used for repairs and protection as well as cosmetically. Your gums may recede with age, and factors such as using a firm-bristled toothbrush can wear away enamel at the gum line, exposing the tooth to decay. Bonding is a way to protect these vulnerable areas of teeth.
This is a simple and economical alternative to more expensive procedures. The resin material is the same color as your natural teeth. After application, it is smoothed and polished so it also looks and feels natural. In the case of badly discolored teeth, bonding can be used to color your teeth so they look whiter and brighter and uniformly colored. Bonding is used to replace silver fillings as well.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
One of the easiest ways to improve the appearance of your smile is to have your teeth whitened; however, you may be one of those people whose teeth are badly discolored and do not respond to whitening. Some people have teeth too sensitive for the whitening process. If you find yourself in one of these situations, there is no need for despair. Bonding is a great alternative for masking blemishes teeth may have.
Dental bonding uses a resin which is bonded to the tooth to repair it and to mask discolorations. Bonding is used to repair chipped or damaged teeth, to close small gaps between teeth and to reshape misshapen teeth. It can be used to make short teeth appear longer as well.
Cigarette smoke, and darkly colored foods and beverages can stain newly placed resins. Avoiding these things for the first 48 hours after having the bonding procedure completed will help keep your newly bonded teeth looking beautiful and bright.
To keep them looking great be sure to keep up with proper brushing and flossing. A biannual cleaning will ensure your teeth remain in good shape and stay bright.
Contact our office in Chester today to schedule an appointment with Midgette Family Dentistry.