Dental Bonding is an Easy Smile Makeover

When you consider a smile makeover with your dentist, you likely imagine yourself undergoing lengthy, costly or invasive dental procedures to achieve a beautiful smile. The truth is, not all smile makeovers require a big sacrifice of your time and wallet. In fact, cosmetic dental bonding is one of the easiest ways to enhance your smile appearance, especially when you only need minor corrections within your front teeth.

What is Dental Bonding?

Cosmetic dental bonding relies on a special material called composite resin. You may know composite resin for its use as a modern alternative to silver fillings when repairing a cavity. This tooth-colored material that is made of plastic and glass offers durable, yet very natural-looking corrections in cosmetic dentistry. In fact, dental bonding can be used to alter the size, shape and color of an unsightly tooth.

The resin is applied or “painted on” in layers. We will harden the bonding under a special curing light before we polish it to perfection. Don’t worry; composite resin can be carefully customized to meet your specific color shade. Whether we are closing a front tooth gap by building up the sides of the two teeth or covering up a stubborn stain caused by tetracycline or tobacco use earlier in life, composite resin can be the easy fix you need to create a confident smile.

Are You a Candidate for Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding can be used restoratively, cosmetically or both. Therefore, it offers a wide range of solutions for different types of imperfections. In general, patients who have the following concerns may qualify for cosmetic dental bonding:

  • Discolored/Stained Teeth
  • Chipped Teeth
  • Gapped Teeth
  • Uneven or Worn Down Teeth

You’ll be happy to know that bonding is not only budget-friendly compared to dental crowns and veneers, but the procedure itself is also painless and quick. In fact, most patients do not need any type of sedation or anesthetic. The entire process can be done in minutes, without the use of needles or dental drills.

Not all dental imperfections can be reversed with dental bonding. If you do not qualify for dental bonding, Montevallo Family Dentistry also offers teeth whitening, cosmetic crowns and dental veneers to enhance your smile appearance. Call today to schedule your simple smile makeover.

 Posted on Behalf of Montevallo Family Dentistry