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Oct
28

Three Common Uses for Cosmetic Bonding

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Dental bonding is a technique used to improve minor irregularities in your smile. Each restoration uses tooth-colored materials that bond to your enamel to re-build or repair areas of concern. Here are a few common reasons why your dentist might recommend composite dental bonding for your teeth:

Gaps Between Your Teeth

Gaps between the front teeth don’t necessarily mean that you have to have braces to correct them. Applying a small amount of dental bonding can close these areas and make your teeth look fuller and more appropriately sized. 

Chipped Edges

Broken, chipped, or uneven teeth affect the overall appearance of your teeth when you smile. Composite material is a durable restorative that can be placed on the edges of the teeth to reshape them completely. The results are smooth, even teeth that look more natural. 

Exposed Root Surfaces

Gum recession causes root surfaces to be exposed between the gumlines and crowns of your teeth. These exposed areas are often darkly shaded as well as sensitive. By placing bonding over these areas, the teeth look fuller and complications like sensitivity can be avoided. Root surfaces also suffer from a higher risk of cavities than your tooth enamel does, so bonding prevents demineralization of these softer tooth surfaces.

Want to find out more? If you have a tooth (or several teeth) that concerns you, it’s time to ask your dentist if bonding is a good option. This cosmetic treatment is an affordable way to dramatically impact your smile while also being one of the simplest treatments that your dentist offers. Most bonding appointments can be completed in less than an hour!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Lawrence Rosenman, Springfield Lorton Dental Group

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