All About Dental Bonding

smilepinkbackgroundHave you ever wished for a way to address a small stain that is causing your otherwise beautiful smile to appear marred? Perhaps you have a gap between two teeth that has plagued you for quite some time. Patients wishing they could magically cause additional tissue to appear where they require more will be thrilled to learn about the beneficial cosmetic treatment called dental bonding. Offering exceptional convenience, efficiency, and beautiful results, bonding may be just what you’re hoping to find.

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a cosmetic treatment that we offer to patients who are in need of additional tooth tissue. Since you cannot create more tooth tissue, choosing dental bonding is a wonderful option to help you achieve the smile improvements you desire. Bonding allows us to use a synthetic acrylic resin material to place what looks like the addition of tissue where you need more of it.

How Does Bonding Work?

Dental bonding is additive, which means we will not take away tooth tissue but replace areas that have been cosmetically damaged or add the illusion of tissue where you have always needed a bit more. We will begin by applying layers of color-matched composite to the target site. We can then sculpt the composite before setting and polishing it, so it looks like a natural part or extension of your own smile.

What Are The Main Benefits?

Dental bonding offers an exceptional list of benefits, including the following:

  • You can elongate the appearance of a short tooth with bonding for a symmetrical smile line
  • You can enjoy filled spaces between teeth, so neighboring teeth look like they touch
  • You may fix minor damage like small chips
  • You may camouflage problems like stains or cracks