What Bonding Can Do for Your Smile

Dental bonding is a simple cosmetic treatment that uses a putty-like resin to make subtle changes to a tooth and cover imperfections such as chips, cracks, discolorations, and even spacing gaps. Bonding is one of the simplest, least invasive, and least expensive cosmetic procedures that our Sudbury, MA, family dentist Dr. Reina Garcia has to offer—read on to learn if it's right for you!

When is dental bonding used?

While this cosmetic treatment won’t be able to give you a serious makeover, it can make small and subtle changes that can improve the overall shape, size, and alignment of your smile. Bonding is great if you either have a discoloration that can’t be treated with teeth whitening, or if you have a chip, crack, or uneven area. This tooth-colored resin can also be used to cover exposed tooth roots if the gums have begun to recede (a common issue for those with gum disease).

What are the benefits of dental bonding?

As we mentioned before, this is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to enhance and alter your smile’s appearance. While there are other options like crowns or veneers, these restorations require more tooth preparation and multiple trips to the office. With dental bonding, our Sudbury, MA, family dentist can do it all in one quick visit! Furthermore, bonding is completely non-invasive, which means that you won’t need to undergo surgery. Bonding is simply applied, shaped, and then hardened into place. It’s that simple.

Furthermore, bonding resin is matched to the shade of your tooth before it’s applied so that you won’t even notice it once it’s hardened into place. Bonding is designed to look like real tooth enamel, so no one will even be able to tell which tooth was treated. With the proper care, bonding resin can last up to 10 years before needing to be replaced.

What can’t dental bonding do?

Bonding is a great option for those who are dealing with one or two teeth that contain small flaws. If flaws are more widespread or affect the actual integrity and health of your tooth, then crowns or veneers may be a better match.

Interested? Give us a call

If you are dealing with small imperfections in your smile and want to find out if dental bonding can help then it’s time to turn to the family dental team at Millbrook Smiles in Sudbury, MA. Schedule a consultation with us today at (978) 443-5500.