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Can Dental Bonding Help You?

There are many smaller issues that can occur with the teeth that a lot of people choose to ignore. These can include tiny chips and cracks that may not necessitate a more invasive fix like veneers. Luckily, dental bonding is a smart way to restore many dental problems.

Dental bonding works by using a dental resin that is made to match the exact hue of your teeth. After being applied to the area that needs to be repaired, the dentist can smooth it out, use a high powered light to harden it, and finally buff it to bring out a natural-looking shine.

Here are just a few of the most common issues that dental bonding can fix:

Chipped Teeth

That small chip on your front tooth? Dental bonding can make it completely disappear.

Cracked/Fractured Teeth

Not only can dental bonding repair the crack in the tooth, but the resin can actually strengthen the tooth to help it avoid cracking and breaking further.

Discolored Tooth

While teeth whitening is the go-to method for fixing a tooth that is not as white as you would like, dental bonding can also whiten teeth. This is particularly helpful if you have one tooth that is a slightly darker shade than the others.

Misshapen Teeth

Teeth are not all made even, so there is a chance that one tooth can be a different size than the others, so dental bonding can be used to reshape the surface of the tooth to better match the others and create a more even and symmetrical smile.

Small Gaps

Many people with gaps in their teeth resort to braces to move the teeth into a better position, but dental bonding can instead be used to fill in these small gaps so they are not noticeable. If it is just the gap that you are worried about but the rest of your teeth are straight, bonding can be a more effective and affordable option.