There are several procedures that your dentist can use to transform your smile. Depending on your needs, your dentist may recommend a variety of options for your choosing. Porcelain veneers can reshape and brighten your smile. If you have teeth that are severely chipped or discolored, veneers can renew your smile. Dental implants are an option for patients who are missing teeth. Implants are titanium prosthetic tooth roots that look and feel like your natural teeth. Dental bridges can fill the gap in your smile if you are missing several teeth.
However, some patients want to avoid these procedures because they are more invasive. Getting veneers and bridges removes part of your enamel, which is a permanent process. Although, there is a cosmetic process that can reshape your smile without an invasive procedure. Dental bonding may be the procedure you are looking for.
Unlike dental veneers or dental implants, dental bonding is a reversible process. This means that you can decide to remove the bonding at any point without damage to your teeth. Additionally, there are several ways that your dentist can use dental bonding to change your smile.
Dental bonding uses a tooth-colored composite resin to resize, reshape, or re-color your teeth. The bonding will blend in with your tooth, so you won’t be able to tell it is there.
If you have smaller than average teeth, your dentist may use dental bonding to close gaps in your smile. Sometimes, a patient’s teeth are straight, but there are still gaps in their smile. This may be due to small teeth. So, a dentist will use dental bonding to reshape the tooth and close the gaps. Before you leave the office, your dentist will ensure you can adequately clean your teeth. You should still be able to floss your teeth after the bonding process.
It is very common for dentists to use dental bonding to fix chips or cracks in your teeth. If the damage is not too severe, dental bonding can repair a large portion of breaks or fractures in your teeth. In addition, it is a quick process that will restore your smile to what it once was.
In fact, if you have an old, dark-colored filling, your dentist can replace it with dental bonding. Dark fillings can sometimes show through your enamel, affecting the whiteness of your smile. However, dental bonding blends with the color of your tooth, removing the discoloration.
Another way your dentist can use dental bonding is to brighten and whiten your smile. Unfortunately, traditional teeth whitening may not be able to remove all stains from your teeth. In addition, some patients may have more complex cases regarding white teeth. For example, certain medications or dental traumas can dramatically alter the color of your teeth. Fortunately, your dentist can camouflage the discoloration by using dental bonding.
Dental bonding is a quick, painless procedure that can give you a smile you desire.