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Do you have a small chip or crack in one of your front teeth? Are you embarrassed to smile or laugh because of the imperfection? You are not alone — many people have this same problem. You may have thought in the past that there was not anything you could do to correct such small blemishes — but now you can. Cosmetic tooth bonding can be used to correct these small blemishes and restore your confidence to smile and laugh without worry.

How does cosmetic tooth bonding work?

Cosmetic tooth bonding is a dental procedure that is used to correct a small imperfection on your tooth. A tooth-colored material is used to cover or fill in the blemish. The resin material is durable and can be colored to match your natural teeth. After the material is flowed into the area, a special light is used to harden the material. This hardening process attaches the material firmly to your tooth, making it a new permanent part of your mouth.

Does this process sound familiar? It may be — it is a very similar procedure to that which is used to fill cavities. However, cosmetic bonding is used to correct a wide variety of imperfections, not just small caries.

What kind of blemishes can be corrected with dental bonding?

Cosmetic bonding is typically used for small imperfections in your teeth. These imperfections can come in a variety of forms:

  • Chips. Have a small chip in one of your front teeth? Embarrassed to smile because of it? Let us fill in the chipped area using cosmetic bonding.
  • Cracks. Dental bonding can also be used to fill small cracks. Larger cracks may require a stronger type of restoration.
  • Discoloration. Resin bonding material can also be used to cover discoloration in your teeth. The material is matched to the shade of white you desire before being attached to your tooth or teeth.
  • Misshapenness. Do you have a tooth that is too small or oddly shaped? By bonding the resin material to the sides or ends of your teeth, we can make your teeth appear larger or correct their shape almost instantly.
  • Exposed tooth root. Sometimes tooth root is exposed when gumlines recede. We can use cosmetic bonding to cover the exposed root and smooth out the appearance of your tooth.

Is cosmetic tooth bonding right for me?

Cosmetic bonding can correct many small blemishes in your teeth. However, it may not be enough for larger damage. A major fracture or large area of decay may need a more substantial restoration service such as a crown or root canal.

The only way to know for sure if cosmetic dental bonding is right for you is to be examined by a doctor. Dr. Whyte can help you determine whether you need bonding treatment or a larger restoration. To schedule an appointment, please call our office at 757-903-2527. You can also use our online form to send us a message, and a member of our staff will get back with you as soon as possible. Let us help you feel better about your smile.

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