Take a look in the mirror. What do your front teeth look like? Are they smoothly contoured along their biting edges? Or, are they flat, with worn edges or chipped enamel caused by trauma and excessive wear? What about the teeth in the corners of your mouth, just near the gumline? Are there exposed root surfaces that appear discolored, stained, or even notched due to aggressive toothbrushing? If there is, then it might be time to talk to your dentist about protecting these areas before they can advance further.
For some people, composite tooth bonding is an excellent choice to prevent further wear or damage to exposed root surfaces. Composite restorations are tooth-colored white fillings that bond directly to the enamel of the teeth. The material can be shaped so that it not only protects the tooth, it re-builds the portion of tooth that was lost.
In addition to protecting excess tooth wear from becoming a problem, composite bonding also improves the aesthetics of your smile. Notches from over-zealous or hard-bristle toothbrushing can be covered so that they no longer bring attention to the misshaped, stained areas near the gumlines. Bonding can even be placed between teeth, to close areas that appear to have a gap or space that is wider than normal. The form and function of composite bonding material is so that it can be used in a variety of areas, for a variety of purposes, including reconstructing minor tooth irregularities.
Most bonding treatments are very simple. Minimal tooth conditioning will prepare the natural tooth surface so that the material bonds securely to the tooth. In some cases, not even local anesthesia is needed!
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