A Mix Between the Medical and the Aesthetic: Dental Bonding

shutterstock_142959235-300x200For something that can be used in so many different ways, dental bonding is such a simple procedure. In short, bonding is where your dentist somehow applies a resin-like material to your tooth, permanently bonding it together with a special light. It is very fast, and there is no need to damage any of the original tooth structure in the application process. It is simple and easy, yet you can use it for a surprising number of purposes.

So what can you use bonding for? Let’s find out.

A Mark of Beauty
There are a few different aesthetic reasons you could apply resin to your teeth. If you want a simple whitening method or are trying to balance out even look or texture between the surfaces of your teeth, bonding would be able to help.

Minor “Injuries”
If you have a cracked and chipped tooth, bonding resin could be a good alternative to an expensive repair. It may not be quite as durable, but it is much cheaper and faster, and it looks about the same.

A Small Matter of Spacing
If you have some very minor gaps or crooked teeth, but it’s not enough to spend your time and money paying for braces, bonding can actually help, both for appearance and actual change. Your dentist can apply the resin in such a way that is slightly alters your bite to help push your teeth in a certain direction. Even if you just want to cover up a minor dental blemish, bonding is the perfect solution.

Medical Reasons
No matter the reason for dental problems such as decay, receding gum lines, or something else, you want to take care of your teeth and bonding can help. It is great when used as a protector for slightly-exposed tooth roots. Some dentists have even been known to use bonding resin as an alternative to regular contemporary fillings.

No matter what you decide to do with resin, it is truly a versatile part of the dentistry world. Ask your dentist how you can make your life better thanks to dental bonding.

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