Did you know that one-third of Americans are unhappy with their smiles?

Confidence in your teeth spills over into confidence in every sphere of your life.

Are you insecure about gaps or irregularities in your teeth? Do you smile with your lips squeezed shut? Cosmetic dentistry can restore your confidence.

Partial dentures impact your smile, speech, chewing, and more. Read on to learn all you need to know about dental bonding and restorative dentistry.

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a form of restorative dentistry used to alter the look and function of your teeth. Cosmetic dentists use an artificial resin material to mimic the color and texture of a real tooth and expertly alter the shape of your real teeth.

The material bonds with your real tooth, filling in gaps, spaces, and other irregular areas on the surface of your tooth.

When Do You Use Dental Bonding?

This procedure typically works best to fix small and subtle issues. This includes:

  • chipped tooth
  • cracked tooth
  • one tooth shorter than the rest
  • misshapen tooth (environmental or genetic in nature)

Dental bonding can also be used to address teeth discoloration by covering yellowish or brownish teeth or dark spots on the surface of your tooth. In some cases, particularly in patients with recessed gums and exposed tooth roots, dentists will use dental bonding instead of metallic or amalgam fillings.

What to Expect From a Dental Bonding Service

A quick and relatively affordable procedure, most dental bonding procedures take between 30 and 60 minutes to complete. Complex dental problems may require more time, depending on the necessary dental care. Dental bonding procedures seldom require anesthesia, unless dealing with filling and repairing tooth decay.

To begin, your cosmetic dentist will prepare your tooth by roughening the surface. They’ll then use a conditioning liquid to prepare your tooth for the bonding material.

After choosing a perfectly matching resin shade, the dentist will apply it to the tooth and mold it into your desired shape. They set the resin using UV light. As a final step, your dentist will polish your tooth.

And there you have it! A brand new smile without any needles or pain.

Advantages of Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is non-invasive, requires only one appointment, and lets you retain the natural health and structure of your tooth. The resin used in dental bonding is also incredibly durable – more durable, in fact, than amalgam fillings. You can trust your new teeth to hold up to any hard candy or crisp apple you want to bite into!

The greatest benefit of dental bonding is the confidence it gives you. A new smile lets you face the world boldly and enthusiastically.

Dental Bonding for Your Perfect Smile

The best accessory to any outfit is a smile. If you want to be confident in your grin, it’s worth investigating dental bonding as a noninvasive, affordable form of cosmetic dentistry.

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