For those that are bothered by a gap between their front teeth or by the appearance or feel of a chipped tooth, dental bonding could be the solution. Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure during which a trained cosmetic dentist applies a tooth-colored composite resin to fill gaps or replace chips in teeth.
This composite resin can be used to even out a broken tooth, lengthen out a tooth that’s too short, help with discoloration and more. Fixing chipped and broken teeth is more than just a cosmetic concern. Dental bonding can restore your ability to chew properly and evenly and prevents further damage from happening to the surrounding affected area.
At Smiles at the Square, our cosmetic dentists have advanced training and years of experience to ensure that this process results in a natural-looking and comfortable smile. We also strive to make each patient’s experience as painless and worry-free as possible.
The best way to tell for certain if dental bonding is the solution to your dental issues is to meet with the skilled dentists at our office and have your smile thoroughly examined. We can inform you of the best options for your particular dental needs, and answer any questions you may have about the procedure.
That said, dental bonding is usually a great quick fix for chipped, gapped, stained, cracked or minimally broken teeth. It’s a one-visit procedure that requires little to no removal of existing enamel to complete. It’s also pain-free and if properly cared for will last for several years.
However, there are some circumstances where crowns or veneers may be a better option such as if the tooth has suffered heavy damage or trauma. During your initial visit, our dentists will consult with you to determine your needs and the best option for you.
The composite resin chosen for your bonding will closely match the color of your existing tooth. However, apart from staining over time, this color will not change—even if you undergo a whitening procedure. If you’re considering either an in-office or take home whitening treatment, it’s best to consult with your dentist as it will likely be advisable to do so before the bonding procedure.