Question & Answer: Dental Bonding

Question and Answer Cosmetic Bonding

Your smile is one of the personal traits that makes you, you. It’s also one of the first things people will notice about you, for better or for worse. When there are noticeable imperfections in your teeth it can make you want to frown, and that’s unfortunate given how important a smile can be. Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry provides several ways you can address those concerns, and get back to confidently smiling. One of the quickest and most affordable options is dental bonding. Whether problems with your teeth’s shape or spacing have made you self-conscious for years, or you’ve only recently noticed a few unsightly chips and staining, cosmetic bonding could be just the cosmetic solution for which you’re looking.

Will bonding address alignment issues?

If you have alignment issues that are interfering with your ability to speak or chew, or if you’re experiencing pain in your jaw because your bite is not straight, you may require orthodontic treatment in order to improve the function of your smile.

However, if you’re happy with your bite, just embarrassed about spacing between your teeth or other minor alignment issues, bonding could help to correct those concerns. Contouring can also be used to correct minor overlapping of teeth.

Can dental bonding correct staining, too?

Yes, bonding can effectively cover staining that is too deep or otherwise untreatable through professional whitening, helping give you a bright, white smile.

How long will the bonding last?

Bonding relies on the same composite resin used in many dental fillings. It is prized for its strength and comfort. That said, you will need to take great care of your teeth and the bonding, in order to maintain it for many years.

If you’re looking for an ever stronger and stain-resistant form of restoration, porcelain veneers are an outstanding option, as they serve many of the same functions as cosmetic bonding, but are made of an ever longer-lasting material.

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