For gaps, discoloration or cracks, you may not require a big expensive treatment. You can often fix minor dental corrections with bonding, which is a tooth-colored composite material that your dentist will apply to your natural tooth before being sculpted and hardened using a special light.
The procedure can be completed in just one visit and can restore not only the beauty but also the function of your teeth. It can be used to repair tooth decay, improve your smile, and protect sensitive teeth, and can last for many years before you need to consider repairs or replacements.
Bonding can be used to:
- Repair tooth decay
- Close spaces in-between teeth
- Repair cracks or chips in teeth
- Make minor changes to the shape of the tooth
- Protect sensitive teeth
- Improve your smile
The resin is carefully applied and colored to match the color of your teeth, so it can seamlessly blend with the rest of your teeth. It is polished to create a smooth finish, so you are left with a completely natural looking smile. It’s a flexible solution perfectly matched for those that need a minor fix or who do not wish to commit to porcelain veneers.
After the procedure, Dr. Bigelow will tell you how to care for and maintain your newly-bonded tooth. By following consistent hygiene practices, your bonded tooth will last longer.