Have your teeth taken some damage over the years but you don’t want complicated and expensive dental procedures? Cosmetic bonding may the simple smile enhancement solution you have been looking for! Dr. Alla Brown and Dr. Amanda Newberry of Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, explains how this relatively inexpensive and increasingly popular cosmetic dentistry treatment can help you have the smile you want.
What is cosmetic dental bonding?
Cosmetic bonding is a procedure in which Dr. Brown or Dr. Newberry use composite resin, a soft, plastic-based material, to fill in the damaged areas of your smile. This essentially makes you look like you’ve got a fresh new smile. Composite resin could be compared to the spackle used in home repairs but for your teeth. The resin can be shaped to fill in any chip or indentation, making it ideal for treating an assortment of cosmetic dental issues. Once the resin hardens and bonds — hence the name of the procedure — with your own natural teeth it will not only look just like your natural teeth but be just as strong too. Dr. Brown or Dr. Newberry will choose a composite resin that is colored to match your tooth enamel so that the bonded area is never obvious.
What are the signs that you need dental bonding?
Chips in teeth, even small ones, can be noticeable and make you feel self-conscious about your smile but cosmetic dental bonding can fill in these chips. It can also be used to cover the exposed roots of teeth due to receding gums, protecting them from infection and preventing sensitivity.
Maybe you have one tooth that doesn’t look like the others? Sometimes a discolored, twisted, crooked, short or oddly shaped tooth can still be in good health. The resin can be used to change the appearance and color of the tooth, giving your smile a more uniform look.
Cosmetic bonding is also an ideal choice for filling in small gaps between your teeth. Gaps in your teeth can make you feel self-conscious about the way your smile looks and also create places for food particles to become stuck and plaque to form. Bonding is a simple and relatively affordable way to close those spaces, boosting self-confidence and make eating easier.
While composite dental bonding doesn’t have the longevity of veneers, you should be able to wear them for up to 10 years if you care for them properly by avoiding hard candy, ice cubes and other hard or sticky food that can crack your composite material.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding in Buford, GA
Cosmetic dental bonding might be just what you need to help you have you the healthy-looking, confident smile you’ve always! Call Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, your friendly and professional dentists in Buford, GA at 678-359-4707 or schedule a visit online for your consultation. Why not see what cosmetic bonding can do for your smile today?