There is little worse than feeling self-conscious or embarrassed about your appearance. Unfortunately, when it is the way that your teeth look that is causing you distress, it can be difficult to get past the psychological effects. Our teeth are notoriously difficult to hide, with many of resorting to avoiding certain social or work situations such as eating or speaking in public to avoid drawing attention to them.
From damage to discoloration to issues with their position, there are lots of reasons why we might not like the appearance of our teeth. Fortunately, there are many cosmetic dentistry solutions, meaning that there are almost certainly several options that can address the aspects of your smile that bother you the most. One of the most useful, since it can be used to correct and improve a number of different aspects of the teeth, is dental bonding.
Dental bonding is a very simple and effective form of cosmetic dentistry in which special resin is used to repair damaged teeth and improve the appearance of those that appear discolored or stained. This resin is made from a combination of plastic and very fine, tiny glass particles. Best of all, it can be made in a shade that matches your existing teeth, making it invisible once it has been applied to your teeth.
The pre-prepared resin is applied to the tooth using a special spatula-like tool. It is then molded in whatever way is necessary to correct the cosmetic issues discussed at your consultation. Although this may sound straightforward, it takes skill and experiencing to be able to mold the resin perfectly and create a natural, discreet but attractive result. Once we are happy with the position of the resin, it will be cured using a special light, before being polished to finish. Once complete, it will be impossible to tell it apart from your natural teeth.
Dental bonding can be used to address a number of cosmetic issues that may otherwise make you unhappy with the way your smile looks. These include:
- Stains and discoloration
- Undersized teeth
- Unusually thin teeth
- Small gaps between teeth
There are a variety of reasons why many patients prefer bonding over other alternative cosmetic treatments.
In most instances, absolutely none of the natural tooth enamel needs to be removed for bonding to be placed. This makes the entire process non-invasive. In the unlikely event that some natural tooth enamel needs to be removed, anesthetic will be used.
The non-invasive nature of dental bonding means that there is no need to take time to recover. Instead, you can start to use your new teeth straight away.
Dental bonding can be completed in just one visit to our dental office, making it a convenient option for busy patients.
Dental bonding actually adds another layer of protection to your natural teeth, making them stronger and more durable.
Bonding resin is largely very durable and long-lasting. However, in the event that it does need to be repaired, it is a very simple process as the resin can simply be re-applied in the same way as before.
Dental bonding can enhance the appearance of your teeth, helping you to feel happy and confident in your smile again.
If you are unhappy with the way that your teeth look and you feel that dental bonding may be an ideal solution, our team would be happy to assess your smile to determine if bonding is the best way to transform your smile. Please contact our office today to schedule your appointment.