You have a stubborn brown spot on your tooth. You’ve tried whitening treatments again and again, but they just never seem to work. You don’t need professional teeth whitening treatment from your dentist for just one little stain. If only there were an easy way to fix your tooth! Fortunately, there is – with cosmetic bonding in Fort Worth. With this simple procedure, multiple kinds of flaws can be corrected, including stains. Continue reading to learn five reasons to get cosmetic bonding.
What Is Cosmetic Bonding?
Cosmetic bonding, also known as direct bonding, is a procedure wherein your dentist applies a cosmetic resin to your teeth. This material is highly malleable, so your dentist can use it to sculpt your tooth into the correct shape. Its color can also be changed to match the color of your existing tooth enamel or even appear lighter to counteract stains. Once the material has been applied, your dentist will use a curing light to harden it into place.
Reasons to Get Cosmetic Bonding
There are multiple reasons why you should elect to get bonding to fix issues with your smile, including:
1. Fast Procedure
Direct bonding typically doesn’t take more than one appointment that lasts about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth. Compared to other procedures like crowns or porcelain veneers, which take two or more visits, direct bonding is pretty quick.
2. Increase the Size of a Tooth
Maybe you have a tooth that’s shorter than the rest and you want all of them to be the same length. Bonding can add material to the tooth to make it appear longer and more even.
3. Fix Chips or Cracks in Your Enamel
If you have parts of your tooth enamel that are missing, direct bonding can fill those chips or cracks with composite resin that is indistinguishable from your natural enamel, restoring your tooth’s structure and appearance.
4. Correct Stains
Normally, the resin material is matched to your existing tooth enamel to blend in. However, if you have stubborn discoloration on your teeth, your dentist can correct that by affixing bonding material of a lighter shade to make your pearly whites shine a little brighter.
5. Heal Cavities
Composite resin is actually the same material used in tooth-colored fillings. Your dentist can use this material to fill your cavities as well as correct cosmetic flaws.
If you have one or more of the smile flaws listed above, don’t hesitate to contact your local cosmetic dentist to schedule a consultation for direct bonding!
About the Author
Dr. Renee Corbitt graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Dental School with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1986. Her professional memberships include the prestigious Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Her practice also offers cosmetic bonding to help correct several different kinds of smile imperfections. To learn whether direct bonding is right for you, contact Dr. Corbitt’s office at (817) 294-8821.