Are your teeth looking a little worse for wear but you don’t want to go through complicated and expensive dental procedures? Cosmetic bonding may the relatively inexpensive and painless solution you have been looking for. Levesque Dentistry, your skilled and professional Nashua, NH dental provider, explains how this relatively inexpensive and increasingly popular cosmetic dentistry treatment can refresh your smile!
What is cosmetic dental bonding?
Cosmetic bonding is a dental procedure that repairs damage and defects in your teeth. Your Levesque Dentistry dentist uses composite resin, a soft, plastic-based material, to fill in the damaged areas of your smile. Composite resin is like the dental equivalent of the spackle used in home repairs as it can be molded to fill in any chip or indentation, making it ideal for resolving an assortment of cosmetic dental issues.
Once the resin hardens or bonds with the tooth enamel — hence the name of the process — it will not only be as strong as your natural enamel but it will look the same as well. Your Levesque Dentistry dentist will choose a composite resin that is colored to match your tooth enamel so that the bonded area is never obvious.
What are the signs dental bonding may be necessary?
Even small chips in teeth can be obvious when you’re smiling, talking or eating but cosmetic bonding can be used to repair these flaws in your smile. Bonding can also be used to protect the roots of teeth that have become exposed due to receding gum tissue from gum disease. The loss of this layer of gum tissue can increase the sensitivity of teeth, making eating hot or cold foods challenging. Covering the roots with composite resin can also guard your teeth’s roots against infection while also reducing this sensitivity.
If you have a tooth that is oddly shaped, discolored, twisted, crooked, or short or oddly shaped but otherwise is still healthy and functional, cosmetic bonding can help. The resin can be sculpted and tinted to alter the appearance and color of the problem tooth, giving your smile a more uniform look.
If you’re self-conscious about gaps between your teeth, cosmetic bonding can also help with this issue. Bonding can be used to fill in small gaps between your teeth where food can become stuck. Bonding can close these gaps without the need for orthodontic treatment.
While composite bonding doesn’t have the lifespan of veneers, it can last for up to 10 years if you care for it properly. This means avoiding hard candy, ice cubes and other hard or sticky food that can crack your composite material.
Cosmetic dental bonding in Nashua, NH
Cosmetic dental bonding can give you the attractive, confident smile you want with an affordable price tag! Call Levesque Dentistry in Nashua, NH at (603) 547-9203 or schedule online for your consultation.