When you need a tooth glued back together or have a restoration cemented in place, that process is known as dental bonding. However, bonding also refers to molding a composite resin onto teeth to improve their appearance. If your teeth have flaws that you want to hide, our dentists in Jackson, MI at Summit Woods Family Dental Care can bond them to enhance your smile.
The same flaws that our dentists may cover with veneers can also get covered with composite resins that they use for dental bonding. These flaws may include:
However, our dentists can also use resin to elongate teeth to make them appear larger than they are original.
Our dentists at Summit Woods Family Dental Care can bond teeth much more quickly than capping teeth with crowns or hiding flaws behind veneers. Bonding may only take an hour or two in their office, whereas it can take two to three weeks for restorations to come back from a dental lab, and then they will need to cemented to your teeth.
When a dentist uses crowns or veneers to improve the appearance of teeth, the natural teeth get altered in some manner. With crowns, they may need trimming so that the crown fits over the tooth correctly. When veneers get bonded to teeth, the enamel needs etching so that the composite mineral doesn’t slide off before it is hardened to the teeth.
However, by molding the composite resin to the teeth, the only thing that happens to your natural teeth is the addition of a solution to keep the material in place until the dentist uses a UV light to harden it in place.
If you’re on a tight budget, but you want to improve the appearance of your teeth, then dental bonding is an affordable solution for making them look better.
Whether you want to hide flaws or make small-looking teeth appear bigger, our dentists at Summit Woods Family Dental Care in Jackson, MI have the molding skills to give you a smile you’ll love.