Cosmetic Dental Bonding Treatments

When you were a kid, your mom told you not to bite down on hard things, didn’t she?

“Don’t use your teeth to tear a hole in that package!” “Don’t use your teeth to take that tag off!” “Don’t use your teeth to xyz…”

Your mom was right. Your teeth aren’t meant to bite down on or into things that aren’t food. Maybe you didn’t use your teeth as tools, but you accidentally bit down on a fork the wrong way or slipped in the bathtub. Either way, now you have a chip in your tooth to show for it.   

Fortunately, small cracks and chips are easily fixed with the help of cosmetic dental bonding.


What Is Cosmetic Bonding?

Cosmetic bonding is a procedure very similar to placing a filling, though often without needing to numb the tooth or alter its shape. .Dr. Kim will apply a composite resin to the chipped or cracked enamel, and shape it to look like the rest of the tooth. It’s best for one or two teeth that have small to moderate chips, rather than severe trauma. Bonding can also be used to fill in gaps between the teeth for aesthetic purposes.


Why Bonding Will Work for You

Cosmetic bonding is a fast and efficient way to create an even, more beautiful smile. It can also be used to smooth out uneven pits or divots in the front of your teeth, making them look more consistent. Bonding isn’t used to make teeth stronger (like crowns) or repair decay (like fillings) but it is a fast and efficient cosmetic alternative to veneers!

Contact Signature Dental Arts to find out if cosmetic bonding is right for you.

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