You don’t need complicated and expensive cosmetic dental treatments to improve the appearance of your teeth. Cosmetic dental bonding may be the simple solution you need to repair your teeth and make them look brighter and straighter. Dr. Jacob McLauchlin, your Nixa, MO dentist, offers this relatively inexpensive and increasingly popular treatment to help patients quickly improve their smile.
What is Cosmetic Dental Bonding?
Cosmetic bonding is a dental treatment that repairs defects and damage in the teeth. A soft, plastic-based material called composite resin is used to fill in areas of your smile to reshape it. Composite resin is similar to spackle used in home repairs, but is designed for teeth. It can be used to fill in any chip or indentation, making it ideal for treating several cosmetic dental issues such as crooked teeth, gaps, or chipped teeth.
Once the composite resin hardens and bonds to the teeth, it will look and feel just like natural tooth enamel. The resin is colored to match your natural tooth enamel’s color so the bonded area does not stand out.
When is Dental Bonding Necessary?
Cover Exposed Tooth Roots
Damage to the teeth can happen to anyone. Cosmetic dental bonding can be used to quickly and effectively repair teeth without the need for expensive and complicated dental procedures. Patients with exposed tooth roots due to receding gums may benefit from bonding because it covers the roots and prevents heightened sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures.
Change A Tooth’s Appearance
It’s normal to have a tooth that doesn’t look like the others, but cosmetic bonding can offer balance to your smile. A discolored, twisted, crooked, or oddly shaped tooth can still be in perfectly good shape and modified with cosmetic bonding. The composite resin can give your smile a more uniform look.
Filling Gaps Between Teeth
Cosmetic dental bonding is also a good choice for filling small gaps between teeth. Bonding is a simple way to close those spaces and make eating easier and prevent food from getting stuck. Composite bonding does not have the same longevity of veneers, but they can last up to 10 years or more if properly cared for. Avoiding ice cubes, hard, or sticky foods is important to keeping your new smile intact.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding in Nixa, MO
Restore balance to your smile with cosmetic bonding provided by MAC Dental in Nixa, MO. Schedule your consultation online or call us at 417-725-3200.