Do your teeth have chips and dents that make you feel self-conscious about smiling but you don’t want to undergo complicated and expensive dental procedures to freshen them up? Cosmetic tooth bonding could be a relatively simple way to resolve multiple dental issues all at once.
Dr. Poorva Parnaik of Dental Creations, your Medford, NJ dental provider, explains how this relatively inexpensive and increasingly popular cosmetic dentistry treatment can help you restore your smile and your confidence.
What is cosmetic dental bonding?
Tooth bonding is a cosmetic procedure that repairs visible damage and defects in your tooth enamel. Dr. Parnaik uses composite resin, a soft, plastic-based material, to fill in the chips and dents in your smile. Composite resin is like the dental equivalent of the spackle you may have used in home repairs. It can be shaped to fill in any kind of indentation and is available in several different shades to match the different colors and shades of tooth enamel, making it ideal for treating an assortment of cosmetic dental issues. Once the resin hardens and bonds to your tooth enamel, which is why the treatment is called “bonding”, it will be as strong as your enamel and look just like it as well.
What are the signs tooth bonding may be necessary?
Chips and dents in tooth enamel, even small ones, can be noticeable and make you feel self-conscious. But composite resin can be used to fill in these chips and dents and also to cover and protect exposed roots of teeth due to receding gums. Without this protective layer of gum tissue, your teeth may be extra sensitive to hot and cold foods and beverages and eating can become painful. Covering the exposed roots with composite resin can decrease this sensitivity while protecting the roots.
Maybe you have one odd tooth that doesn’t look like the others? Sometimes a tooth can be discolored, twisted, crooked, short or misshapen but still healthy otherwise. Composite resin can be used to alter the appearance and color of the tooth, giving your smile a makeover.
Cosmetic bonding is also a good option for eliminating small gaps between your teeth. These unsightly gaps can make you feel self-conscious about your smile and also trap food, increasing your risk of tooth decay. Cosmetic bonding is a relatively simple and affordable way to remove those spaces for a more confident and healthy smile.
Although composite bonding doesn’t have the longevity of other cosmetic treatments such as dental veneers, you should be able to enjoy the benefits of the procedure for up to 10 years if you care for them properly. This means avoiding chewing hard candy, ice cubes and other hard or sticky food that can crack the composite resin that has restored your teeth.
Cosmetic Tooth Bonding in Medford, NJ
Cosmetic dental bonding can help you restore your smile! Call Dental Creations in Medford at 609.365.0673 or schedule online to arrange for your consultation with Dr. Parnaik to discuss this helpful cosmetic procedure today.