The Time to Bond
There are several different circumstances, or reasons, for dental bonding. Teeth may be bonded to repair chipped or cracked teeth, to lengthen or to close spaces between teeth. When decay is present, or gums have receded and expose root, bonding may be necessary to fill in where natural tooth structure has been compromised. Bonding may also take place to replace old amalgam, or silver, fillings.
Cosmetic bonding is a process where the dentist attaches or “bonds” materials directly to your tooth in order to change the color and shape. The natural tooth enamel is then fused together with bonding materials such as porcelain and resins to create a strong structure that still feels like your original tooth.
While it can be used for different purposes, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, tooth bonding is most useful for repairing chipped teeth. That’s because the bonding materials and porcelain used are natural in color, and allows for a finished product that closely matches your surrounding teeth.
Dr. Reisman, a “D Magazine Best Dentists in Dallas”, has been improving smiles over the years with this simple, yet effective procedure. If you’re not happy with your smile, give us a call and see what Dr. Reisman can do for you!