Cosmetic dentistry has given us a wide range of tools to use on an even wider range of cosmetic issues. Everybody wants a bright, beautiful smile, but sometimes there are obstacles on the way to a great grin. While some are fairly major and sometimes require extensive treatment, others are relatively minor and require less work. One strategy for solving minor issues is dental bonding.
Bonding is a process used in many procedures to attach material to a tooth. Veneers and crowns are both bonded into place, for example. In this sense, though, only the bonding material itself is bonded to the tooth. It is used to:
– patch cracks or repair chips
– add length to a short tooth
– reduce the gap between two teeth
– cover staining or discoloration
– correct minor crookedness
Dental bonding is typically used on minor problems. For more extensive issues, other treatments may be recommended.
Dental bonding is a simple, pain-free procedure that can be completed in one comfortable visit to our Sandston, VA, office. After the tooth is cleaned and prepared, the malleable bonding material is applied and shaped. It is then cured, hardened, and polished to match the natural sheen of your other teeth. It will blend in perfectly, and is durable enough to last for years.
If you have minor imperfections in your smile you’d like to fix, dental bonding might be the right solution for you. Please call Sandston Comprehensive Dentistry at 804-737-4444 to schedule a consultation with Drs. E. Alexander White & Bradford R. Thweatt today.