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Correcting Tooth Irregularities with Bonding

Did you know that there is an easy way to change the appearance of teeth with slight irregularities? Perhaps you have a tooth with a small chip on the edge, or an area between your two front teeth that is wider than you would prefer. Dental bonding is frequently used in areas such as these to help correct the appearance of minor irregularities in your smile.

Bonding material comes in various shades and is carefully matched to the existing shade of your current tooth enamel. This allows the restoration to blend in naturally with your smile so that it goes unnoticed. The material of bondings is similar to that used in tooth colored fillings. It can be shaped and placed in just about any type of area that you can think of, although some areas may be a little more difficult to get it to stay in place than others.

Because bonding material does not change color, some people decide to whiten their teeth prior to having the cosmetic procedure performed. This allows the patient to have a restoration that matches a smile that is as white as they will ever want to have. If a patient decides to whiten later on, their bonded areas can simply be replaced and matched to the new shade of their teeth.

Areas of gum recession are also another area frequently treated with bonding. By placing the restoration over exposed root surfaces, sensitive teeth can be prevented. The pores in the root surface are no longer exposed, and hypersensitive nerve endings are calmed.

Affordable and one of the most versatile cosmetic dentistry procedures available, many people benefit from dental bonding as a fast and easy way to transform the way they smile.

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