When it comes to dealing with cracked, crooked, or discolored teeth, along with gaps between teeth, you may be surprised to learn that there is a simple, easy fix for these common cosmetic dental complaints–bonding.
Tooth bonding is essentially the process of taking a composite material and using it to “sculpt” a better, more attractive tooth in order to improve the appearance of one’s smile. This composite can fix natural flaws, damaged teeth, or can be used to close a gap between teeth to give a more pleasing look to your smile. This composite will be shaped onto the tooth, then hardened with a high-intensity light. With a quick polish, the composite looks like your natural tooth, and can last approximately ten years when done properly and by an experienced dentist.
Is tooth bonding right for you?
This composite material used for tooth bonding can be used for smaller, simpler corrections to your smile, or for larger, full tooth restorations. It is durable, and can help improve your smile in as little as one visit–something that cannot be done with traditional orthodontics or any of the marketed trays used to slowly move your teeth into a more natural, attractive position.
The best candidates for tooth bonding are those who are dealing with discolored and stained teeth, teeth that are crooked or gapped, or those with receding gum lines that are looking to improve their smile. Those who are not ideal candidates for tooth bonding are those who smoke, as the porous surface of the composite bonding material will discolor to an unattractive yellow over time.
If you are considering options to improve your smile and feel more self-confident about your teeth, tooth bonding may be a viable option for you. Call Dr. Antonio today to find out if dental bonding can help with any imperfections you are dealing with when it comes to your teeth.
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