Are your teeth looking a little worse for wear but you don’t want complicated and expensive dental procedures just for them to look a little nicer? Cosmetic bonding may be the simple, relatively inexpensive solution you have been searching for.
Dr. Kara Marshall-Roppa and Dr. Dominic Roppa of Smile Viera, your Viera, FL dentist, explains how this relatively inexpensive and increasingly popular cosmetic dentistry treatment can help you have the smile you want.
What is cosmetic dental bonding?
Cosmetic bonding is a procedure that can repair visible damage and defects in your teeth. Your Smile Viera dentist uses composite resin, a soft, plastic-based material, to fill in the damaged areas of your smile. Composite resin could be thought of as being like the spackle used in home repairs but for your teeth. It can be shaped to fill in any chip or defect, making it ideal for treating a variety of cosmetic dental issues.
Once the resin hardens or bonds — hence the name of the treatment — it will not only be as strong as your natural tooth enamel but it will look just like it as well. Your Smile Viera dentist will choose a composite resin that is colored to match your tooth enamel so that the bonded area is never obvious.
What are the signs dental bonding may be necessary?
Chips in teeth, even small ones, can be noticeable. But cosmetic dental bonding can fill in these chips and dents with hard composite resin that will look like your teeth and stand up to chewing. The resin can also be used to protect the roots of teeth exposed by gum disease.
Sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages can increase without that protective layer of gum tissue, making eating and drinking painful. Covering the roots with composite resin can add a new layer of protection while decreasing this sensitivity.
Maybe you have one tooth that doesn’t look quite like the others? Sometimes a tooth can be discolored, twisted, crooked, short or oddly shaped teeth but still perfectly healthy otherwise. Dental resin can be used to change the appearance and color of the tooth, giving your smile a more uniform look.
Cosmetic bonding is also a good choice for filling in small gaps between your teeth. Gaps in your teeth can trap food and cause you to feel self-conscious about the way your smile looks. Bonding is a simple and relatively affordable way to resolve this issue and make eating easier.
While composite bonding doesn’t have the durability of other options, you should be able to wear them for up to 10 years if you use them gently and care for them properly. This means avoiding hard candy, ice cubes and other hard or sticky food that can crack your composite material.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding in Viera, FL
Cosmetic dental bonding can give you the healthy smile you’ve always wanted! Call your Smile Viera dentist in Viera, FL at (321) 614-3833 or schedule online for your consultation to take advantage of this versatile cosmetic dental treatment today.