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