We have seen lots of impressive advances in dental technology and materials in recent years. So many, in fact, that you may not even be aware of all the options we have for improving the appearance of your smile.
People often put up with small cosmetic smile imperfections because they worry that the cost would put treatment out of their reach. If this sounds familiar, you should know that you now have affordable, conservative options like cosmetic dental bonding to perfect your smile.
How Does Dental Bonding Work?
The bonding process uses the same composite resin material we use for seamless tooth fillings. The composite is made of glass and plastic particles that closely resemble natural dental enamel. We can further customize the material by adjusting the shade to perfectly match the color of your teeth.
The composite is used to build up portions of a tooth to alter its shape, size, or position. The result is a seamless repair that even you won’t be able to see!
What Is Bonding Used For?
Since we customize each restoration, there are many ways we can use bonding to improve your smile. Here are just a few to consider:
- Repair chipped or broken teeth – Dental enamel is highly durable, but it is not indestructible. Chewing ice or biting down on hard candy or nuts can easily chip or break a tooth. Bonding builds up the chipped or broken part of a tooth to restore it to its original appearance.
- Correct minor spacing issues – Not all spacing issues require orthodontic treatment to correct. The solution may be as simple as bonding the teeth to eliminate gaps and fill out your smile.
- Improve the shape of a tooth – Most of us were not blessed with a set of perfectly shaped teeth. Using dental bonding, your dentist can easily build up a tooth to alter its shape and achieve a more harmonious appearance.
Please Call Us to Learn More
These are just a few examples of the ways we can use dental bonding at our Birmingham, AL dental office to transform your smile. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, please give us a call to arrange an appointment!