How Cosmetic Bonding Can Repair Your Chipped and Discolored Teeth

When you’ve got a chipped or discolored tooth, you have plenty of options to hide the flaw. Dental veneers and crowns can both solve the problem, but these procedures have two drawbacks. They can be expensive and they often require more than one appointment to allow time for manufacture of the dental appliance. Meanwhile, you must live with a temporary solution that could fail as you wait. 

Talk to the team at Chester Family Dentistry about cosmetic composite resin bonding. This single-visit solution can correct plenty of minor issues that have a major effect on your smile. Here’s what you need to know. 

The power of composite resins

Dental bonding is simple and noninvasive, yet it’s able to cover up many smile imperfections. The technique uses a material called composite resin, that’s customizable to many situations. This resin can be tinted to match your other teeth and molded to hide many dental imperfections. When your session is over, the resin matches the appearance and color of your other teeth, and no one can see the difference between the treated tooth and its neighbors.

One procedure fixes many problems

Dental bonding is fast, easy, and affordable, yet it’s versatile too. Bonding can correct a range of  dental imperfections, and depending on the type of issue you have, you may not need anesthetics during your bonding work. Some of the imperfections that cosmetic bonding addresses include:

Chips and cracks

Chipped and cracked teeth are common dental injuries caused by things like sports collisions or biting down on hard food. Depending on the severity of the damage, composite bonding can seal the damage while restoring the appearance and function of your tooth, hiding any sign of the original problem. You can be confident about the state of your smile once again. 

Gaps and unevenness

It doesn’t take an injury to cause all appearance issues with your teeth. You may have gaps or unevenly sized teeth. In many cases, composite bonding can fill gaps or compensate for annoying size discrepancies, relieving you from the hassles of orthodontic procedures. Because of its flexibility, composite bonding adapts to the conditions in your mouth, making every treatment 100% customized for you. 

Stains and discoloration

Tooth discoloration often stems from food and drink. Coffee, red wine, and blueberries are just three well-known culprits. You can also pick up discoloration due to using certain prescription medications. As you get older, your outer dental enamel thins, revealing more of the natural yellow color of inner tooth tissue. Composite bonding is up to the task of hiding these stains, some of which wouldn’t respond to even the strongest whitening treatments. 

Hiding fillings

Traditional metal amalgam fillings create dark and metallic interruptions to your smile. Composite resins, on the other hand, closely match the appearance of natural tooth enamel. It’s the ideal solution to replace or cover other fillings. 

Your perfect smile may be closer than you think. Contact Chester Family Dentistry by phone or online to schedule a consultation to find out more about the power of cosmetic composite bonding. Book your appointment now.   

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