What is Teeth Bonding?
You’ve likely seen what people call a “million-dollar smile”—straight, white, and shapely teeth that are absolutely envy-worthy. More than likely, that smile cost a pretty penny, too—and here’s why.
Teeth and gums, over time, change. They can alter in color and placement—and if you are experiencing severe stages of gingivitis, your gums can recede as well, changing the overall appearance of a smile. To gain or maintain that “picture perfect smile”, it needs upkeep. Whether it’s teeth whitening, veneers, or teeth bonding—an ideal smile will require a bit of cosmetic dentistry to ensure it’s your teeth look just right.
If you’ve heard of teeth bonding but have yet to understand what it is and what entails, continue reading ahead.
Teeth Bonding: what is it?
Let’s say you’ve experienced a broken, chipped, or a gapped tooth that requires fixing. If you head to your local dentistry, your dentist will more than likely recommend teeth bonding as one of your options.
Teeth bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure. It’s gotten its name from being a literal material that bonds to the tooth. In this procedure, tooth-colored composite material is applied to your tooth or teeth that need fixing, and it will be sculpted into shape, hardened, and polished. It’s important to know that teeth bonding can also be used as a tooth-colored filling for small cavities.
Overview of What Teeth Bonding is Great for:
If you have one of the following dental issues, this procedure may be an ideal option for you:
– Chipped tooth
– Cracked tooth
– Gaps between teeth
– Tooth discoloration that cannot be fixed by professional teeth whitening
– Irregularly shaped teeth
Pros of Teeth Bonding
As previously mentioned, this cosmetic dentistry is a perfect solution if you’re looking to improve the overall appearance of your smile. However, its benefits do not stop there. Below, you’ll find a few more benefits of this procedure for your consideration.
Teeth Bonding Doesn’t Require Anesthesia
Believe it or not, but many individuals fear specific dental procedures all because of anesthesia. Though it can be intimidating to be put under dental anesthesia, it’s important to know that bonding does not require any anesthesia for your dental procedure. Your dentist will simply apply a tooth-colored resin to the surface of your teeth to fix any imperfections.
Teeth Bonding is Minimally Invasive
You will be relieved to know that during your dental bonding procedure, your dentist won’t have to remove any tooth enamel to restore your smile. In many other cosmetic teeth procedures such as porcelain veneers or dental crowns, your dentist would have to remove tooth enamel to apply the said veneer or crown. However, this bonding procedure is minimally invasive and allows the dental patient to keep their natural tooth enamel.
Affordable and Fast
This procedure can be successfully applied to your smile in just one appointment. Not to mention, it’s an extremely affordable option compared to getting porcelain veneers.
If you’re looking to fix your smile with teeth bonding and would like a consultation to discuss, get in touch with North Pointe Dental Associates. We are so excited to help you create your dream smile!