Indications That I Need Dental Bonding

If you’re wondering if dental bonding is for you, keep reading this short blog post!

Dental bonding is a popular cosmetic treatment that can be used to perfect a person’s smile. It’s a tooth-colored resin that can perfectly blend with your natural tooth and achieve a dramatic improvement in how your smile looks.

If you’re wondering if dental bonding is for you, keep reading this short blog post!

Signs You May Need Dental Bonding

1. You Have Chipped or Cracked Teeth

Dental bonding can be used to both conceal minor tooth chips or cracks and help restore the tooth’s strength.

It’s a very convenient solution to address these issues without making major changes to the natural tooth as would be needed for other treatments such as crowns or veneers.

2. You Have Gaps Between Your Teeth

Dental bonding can close the gaps between your teeth, and achieve a much more visually-pleasing smile.

3. You Have Irregularly-Sized Teeth

If you have a few teeth that are smaller than the rest, dental bonding can lengthen these teeth and help you get a perfectly-even smile.

4. You Have Misshapen Teeth

Dental bonding can be used to completely change the shape of a tooth, helping them resemble more like the rest.

5. You Have Severe Discoloration

Stains and discoloration don’t always go away with professional cleaning or teeth whitening. But dental bonding can be applied on top and effectively mask the stains, leading to perfectly white teeth.

6. You Have Gum Recession

Dental bonding can protect the area of the tooth that’s been exposed due to gum recession. Often, this area is a bit more sensitive because it used to be covered by your gums, but bonding can help reduce sensitivity.

7. You Have an Older Silver Dental Filling

Dental bonding is often used as a tooth-filling material. If you have an old silver filling that’s quite visible when you smile, you can get it replaced with dental bonding, which will blend with the rest of your natural teeth.

How the Procedure Works

First, the dentist will select the right tooth shade to ensure dental bonding will blend with your natural teeth.

Then, the tooth is prepared by applying a conditioning liquid, after which the dentist applies the resin material on the tooth, and molds it to the desired shape. Once this is done, dental bonding is cured with a special light and polished to achieve the perfect look.

Overall, the procedure can last anywhere between 30-60 minutes. With proper maintenance, dental bonding can last around 5-10 years before it needs replacing. 

Find Out If Dental Bonding Is for You

Dental bonding is one of many paths that can offer you the smile you’ve always wanted. Dr. Matthew Annese is here to help you access the perfect dental cosmetic treatment plan for a more pleasing smile.

Find out if dental bonding is right for you by requesting an appointment at Nashoba Valley Dental today!

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