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Three Uses for Composite Bonding

Have you heard of composite tooth bonding? Bonding is an excellent, non-invasive way to transform the way your smile looks. It’s perfect for minor corrections or concerns that need a quick fix. Here are 3 of the most common reasons dentists offer composite bonding to their patients:

Exposed Root Surfaces

Do receded gums leave you with exposed root surfaces that are sensitive and unsightly? Composite bonding can cover these areas and help your teeth appear fuller by covering the yellow color of the roots and preventing them from external stimuli. 

Closing Gaps or Spaces Between the Teeth

Wide spaces between the teeth can leave gaps that trap food or are an aesthetic concern. Bonding is an easy way to close these spaces and make your teeth appear more appropriately sized without having to get braces or crowns. 

Correcting Uneven or Broken Edges of Teeth

Uneven edges of your teeth from accidents or abnormal wear can make you feel self conscious about your smile. Bonding is one of the quickest ways to correct these areas, and is often used alongside of tooth and gum recontouring to help restore the natural form and beauty to your smile. 

There are many other times where dentists use composite bonding in the office. It’s often used alongside of other types of cosmetic dental treatment as part of a smile makeover process. Ask your dentist about whitening first, as the bonding will be matched to your current shade of tooth enamel. Call your dentist to find out more about how bonding can help correct areas of your smile that are a concern.

Posted on behalf of:
Springfield Lorton Dental Group
5419-C Backlick Rd
Springfield, VA 22151
(703) 256-8554

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