Sometimes, teeth have flaws and imperfections which do not require extraction but still are significant enough to ruin your smile. So what should you do? Dr. Brent A. Moore of Fishers, IN has a convenient and practical solution for you — the dental bonding procedure. The entire team at Moore Dentistry can help you reclaim your smile in just one visit to the dentist.
What is dental bonding?
The dental bonding procedure involves using composite resin material in order to reconstruct a damaged tooth. Composite resin is a material which is teeth-like in color and malleable but then solidifies and hardens so that it has the same consistency as your teeth.
What sets apart dental bonding from the crowns and veneers?
Other ways to reconstruct damaged teeth can involve crowns and veneers. However, there are main differences between the use of crowns and veneers as compared to the dental bonding procedure.
One inherent difference is the fact that crowns and veneers have to be manufactured or fabricated ahead of time before they can be attached, with the help of dental cement. However, the dental bonding procedure can improve the look of your teeth without you having to wait for anything to be made ahead of time. Your dentist applies composite resin material directly onto the tooth and then sculpts the material in order to improve the appearance of your teeth.
Another way that dental bonding differs from veneers and crowns is the fact that the former does not require substantial removal of parts of the affected tooth. Crowns and veneers require the shaving of the affected teeth in order to have the dental work fit without seemingly jutting out. This, basically, contributes to the damage of the tooth. On the other hand, dental bonding can reconstruct your teeth without needing to remove parts of your teeth.
What is dental bonding for?
Dental bonding is recommended for minor flaws in your teeth which do not require extensive reconstruction. Below are just some of the scenarios that could be improved with the help of the dental bonding procedure:
Chips- Chips are defects which are caused when small parts of each tooth is severed either due to the tooth absorbing considerable force such as during a sports-related accident or from biting down on something very hard. Chips can be small enough to not really warrant an urgent visit to the dentist, although there are some instances that the chip has exposed the inner dentin or pulp layer that the tooth has to be reconstructed right away.
Fractures- These tiny, shallow lines which break the enamel layer of your teeth can allow stains to accumulate into the deeper layers of your teeth and can cause teeth sensitivity. The dental bonding procedure makes use of composite resin material to fill in these fractures and provide a more clean and seamless look.
Diastemas. Also known as gaps in between your teeth, dental bonding can widen your teeth so that the gap can be bridged. Diastemas were once known as beautifiers in the ancient world but this isn’t the case anymore in modern times.
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