Handling Minor Cosmetic Issues with Dental Bonding

A lot of people think that cosmetic dentistry always involves complicated and expensive procedures. But for certain dental problems, your Plano dentist may recommend a relatively simple procedure called dental bonding. It’s an inexpensive procedure that’s used to treat minor problems in your teeth in order to improve your smile. Treatment involves the use of tooth-colored resin material that’s “bonded” or cemented to a damaged tooth to restore its shape and appearance. The material is placed on the tooth where it is shaped and hardened in place using a special light in order to form a permanent bond. The end result is a perfectly restored smile at a fraction of the cost of other cosmetic dental procedures.

Your Plano TX dentist may recommend dental bonding for:

• Fixing cracked and chipped teeth

• Closing gaps or spaces between teeth

• Brightening yellowish or discolored smiles

• Reshaping teeth

• Replacing old or worn-out amalgam fillings

• Filling up small cavities

Compared to other cosmetic dental procedures such as veneers and crowns, which take weeks to fabricate at an off-site dental lab, dental bonding can be finished in just a single visit to your dentist’s clinic. It’s also a non-invasive procedure where minimal tooth reduction is required, so you save a lot more of your healthy tooth in the process. You also won’t need to get a shot of anesthetic, unless your dentist will be using the bonding material to fill a small cavity.

Once the bonding material has been hardened and polished in place, the restored tooth can last for years with proper oral hygiene and regular visits to your Plano dentist. Keep in mind that you need to take extra care of the bonded tooth as you could accidentally chip or damage the bonded material if you aren’t careful.

To learn more about dental bonding and how it could improve your smile, get in touch with Dr. John M. Hucklebridge by calling Plano Smile Studio at 972-398-2550 today.