Even with good oral hygiene practices, and the absence of tooth decay and dental injuries, teeth are still susceptible to wear and tear over time. Common habits like teeth grinding, and biting down on certain types of food can wear them down, increasing the risk of small chips and cracks. Dental bonding is a highly affordable, fast and efficient cosmetic dentistry procedure used to repair minor issues like cracks, chips, stains and subtle spacing and sizing issues.
The dentists at Abington Dental Arts, in Clarks Summit, PA, recommend dental bonding for minor cosmetic imperfections that may not require major dental repairs, but can tarnish the quality of your smile over time.
Dental Bonding and Smile Restoration in Clarks Summit, PA
Similar to dental veneers, bonding is made of composite resin (a mixture of plastic and glass) that is designed to match the texture and color of the surface of the tooth. A bonding treatment can be completed in a single dentist visit, and can last up to a decade. In addition to reshaping and resizing uneven teeth, closing small gaps and spacing and fixing small chips, fractures and cracks, bonding is also used to restore the cosmetic appearance and strengthen teeth after treatment for tooth decay or trauma.
Additional applications for dental bonding include:
- Sealing a tooth after a root canal
- Enamel (tooth colored) fillings
- Protecting roots from exposure due to gum recession
- Teeth discoloration and staining (some dental stains, caused by trauma or certain types of antibiotics, antihistamines, and anti-hypertension medications affect the dentin layer of the tooth, and can only be treated with bonding or veneers)
Find a Dentist in Clarks Summit, PA
Minor cosmetic improvements can have a big impact on your smile. For more information about dental bonding, and to find the cosmetic dentistry procedure that is best for you, contact Abington Dental Arts by calling (570) 586-1411 to schedule an appointment today.