Dental Bonding To Bring New Life to Your Smile
Life happens. Teeth get chipped and cracked by sports injuries or even biting down onto a surprise popcorn kernel. Of course, walking around with that unsightly blemish is undesirable and a full tooth restoration may be unnecessarily invasive and expensive. Thankfully, dental bonding by the dentists at Family Smiles of Fleming Island is a simpler option.
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a simple procedure that involves adding a tooth-colored resin to your teeth. This resin is then shaped and hardened to look like your natural tooth. By selecting the correct color resin, a skilled dentist can leave your tooth looking so natural no one will ever know you’ve had dental bonding — unless you tell them!
When is dental bonding used?
Dental bonding is primarily a cosmetic procedure. It can be used to build up teeth that have been chipped, are too small, or to reshape teeth on either side of a gap to close it. It can also lengthen teeth that appear to be too short or straighten the look of a slightly crooked smile. The resin is applied in such a way that it makes up for what is missing in your natural tooth, without it being obvious where your real tooth ends, and the bonding begins.
Dental bonding can also be used to whiten discolored teeth if traditional tooth whitening procedures won’t work for you. The dentist can simply apply a thin layer of resin in the desired color over each discolored tooth.
Dental bonding does little to strengthen or protect a tooth. If your tooth is chipped or cracked severely enough, your dentist may recommend a protective dental crown instead.
Ready to fix your smile?
Dental bonding offers a relatively easy and affordable way to correct imperfections in your smile. Schedule your appointment with an expert dentist at Family Smiles of Fleming Island to discuss your options today!