Upgrading your smile does not mean making your smile look like a cookie-cutter smile from a magazine. Upgrading your smile means making it a smile that gives you confidence. There are several cosmetic dentistry options that can give you smile upgrade. Dental bonding is one of the least invasive ways to make a big difference on your appearance. Dental bonding can address issues like chips or cracks on a tooth or multiple teeth. Bonding can also address issues like small gaps between teeth, crooked/misshapen teeth, or teeth that are disproportionately sized from other teeth. Dental bonding can also cover deep intrinsic stains that cannot be removed by whitening.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is the application of a tooth-colored composite resin to the outer layer of the tooth. The resin is the same material used in tooth-colored fillings, and it can be shaped, sized, and color-matched to the desired appearance. To apply the bonding resin, your dentist will first clean your tooth thoroughly and prepare it for application. The composite resin will then be applied to your tooth, where your dentist will sculpt and shape the resin. Once it is formed into the desired look, your dentist will harden the resin with a curing light. A final polish will be given to your new upgraded tooth to give it a natural appearance to blend with the rest of your smile.
Cosmetic and Health Benefits
The composite resin material looks and acts like a natural tooth. The bonding material is durable enough to act like your natural tooth, however, it is prone to damage under the same conditions that would damage a natural tooth. Dental bonding can usually be done in a single dental visit, which makes it usually more affordable than porcelain veneers. Dental bonding can be a great choice when you have just a single tooth or a few teeth with issues to address.
Could your smile use an upgrade from dental bonding?
Dr. Jing can work with you on upgrading your smile with bonding. To schedule a consultation, contact our office closest to you at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive or 817-339-6413 in Lake Worth.