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Dental Bonding for Cosmetic Issues

Dental bonding is a type of resin that is the same color as your teeth. This allows your dentist to utilize it in a variety of ways. Cosmetically, dentists will use bonding to change the shape and color of your teeth. Dental bonding is also used for several restorative practices, including cavities and protecting tooth roots from gum recession. If you are looking to improve your smile, consider dental bonding. 

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If you want a whiter smile, you would typically look for whitening treatments at the store or from your dentist. There is a wide range of treatments from which you can choose, including toothpaste, strips, trays, LED lights, and more. You can conveniently select whichever process is best for your lifestyle. If you want a quicker, more advanced result, you should consider a professional whitening treatment from your dentist. 

Unfortunately, there are some discoloration issues that even professional whitening treatments can’t solve. Certain medical conditions or medications can significantly alter the color of your teeth. In addition, trauma to the teeth can cause discoloration that you may want to correct. 

Even though whitening treatments won’t help, dental bonding can fix the coloration issues. Rather than chemically altering the stain, dental bonding will camouflage or cover the stain with resin. This will help you achieve the white smile you desire. 

Change the Shape of Your Teeth

Because dental bonding is flexible, your dentist can use it to alter the physical shape of your teeth. Even if you receive orthodontic treatments, such as Invisalign aligners, your smile may not be at its best because of the shape of your teeth. For example, your teeth may be completely straight, but you might still have gaps between your teeth. Or, your teeth may be smaller than average, creating an insecurity. 

Fortunately, dental bonding can fix both of these problems. Your dentist can use bonding to fill the gaps in your teeth. Additionally, they can lengthen your teeth to improve your smile. When your dentist is done, the bonding will blend with your teeth. You won’t be able to tell which part of your teeth is natural and which part is the bonding. 

One of the benefits of dental bonding is that you can take care of it in the same manner as your teeth. This means that you can brush and floss as you normally would. Luckily, dental bonding won’t impede your lifestyle. 

Chipped Teeth

A common method of fixing chipped teeth is the use of dental bonding. Much like changing the shape of your teeth, the flexibility of dental bonding allows dentists to fix a chipped tooth quickly. They can easily use your corresponding tooth (the matching tooth) to restore your tooth to its original shape. In one quick session, your dentist can fix your tooth. 

It is important to fix chipped teeth because a chip or crack can increase your chances of developing tooth decay. Because there is damage to the enamel, it creates a pathway for bacteria to grow and erode the tooth.