Cosmetic dentistry procedures are capable of fixing a wide range of problems that can affect the look of your smile. Dental teeth bonding is an ideal solution for minor chips and cracks in teeth, small gaps between teeth, and minor tooth discolorations. Here is a look at how dental bonding can improve the look and function of your smile:
By Repairing Chips
A couple of common issues treated in cosmetic dentistry are minor cracks and chips in teeth that affect the appearance of a patient’s smile, but not the function of the teeth. These small problems are typically caused by playing high-impact sports, teeth grinding, or accidents. Your dentist will match the color of your tooth with a shade of resin. Next, she will roughen the tooth’s surface around the site of the damage and apply an adhesive liquid. She will then place the resin over the adhesive and begin shaping it to blend with your tooth and conceal the crack or chip. Once the resin is modified to create the desired look, your dentist will cure the materials to permanently attach them to your tooth.
By Filling Gaps
If you have a small gap between your front teeth that makes you feel self-conscious or unwilling to smile, dental bonding may be able to provide a solution. Your dentist will examine your teeth and if you prove to be a good candidate for the procedure, she will prepare your two front teeth and apply a small dental bond to each side of the gap.
By Concealing Discolorations
This quick and non-invasive cosmetic procedure can also improve areas of discoloration in teeth. If an area of one of your teeth is discolored and not decayed, your dentist may be able to apply a resin dental bond that conceals the area, helping to improve the appearance of your tooth by giving it a uniform color.
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, talk to your dentist in Chicago about dental bonding. To schedule your dental consultation, contact University Associates in Dentistry at (312) 704-5511.