Teeth Bonding 101: How it Can Improve Your Smile

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Teeth bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment used to repair damaged or discoloured teeth. It’s a simple alternative to some other pricier and more involved cosmetic treatments. Everyone deserves to be proud of their smile, and teeth bonding can help you achieve that. At Boon Dental, we offer a range of cosmetic dental treatments including teeth bonding. 

In this article, we discuss what teeth bonding is and how it can improve your smile.  

What is teeth bonding?

Teeth bonding is a procedure where your dentist applies a tooth-coloured resin to your teeth. The resin is shaped to suit and then it is hardened with a special ultraviolet light. This procedure can be used to fix small chips, cracks and aesthetic issues. It can usually be done in a single visit to your dentist. 

Why is tooth bonding done?

Teeth bonding can be done for a variety of reasons. It is used for both medical and cosmetic reasons. It offers a versatile range of uses and results. Here are some of the things teeth bonding is used for:

To repair decayed teeth

If your teeth have small cavities as a result of tooth decay, the tooth-coloured resin can be used to plug and reshape these worn down areas of your teeth. By sealing these little holes, bacteria aren’t able to re-enter the space and cause further infection, and your tooth’s structure is restored.

To repair chipped or cracked teeth

A small chip or crack in your teeth may not seem like a big issue, but it can get worse quickly. It’s best to prevent this from happening. Tooth bonding can repair chips and cracks in your teeth, reinforcing the structure and preventing the issue from getting worse. 

To improve the appearance of discoloured teeth

Our teeth discolour for a range of reasons, sometimes it’s due to age or lifestyle and other times it’s the result of an oral health issue. Teeth whitening is a great way to freshen up your entire smile if you have minor discolouration. If your discolouration is severe or the result of a damaged tooth, then bonding may be the answer. Your dentist can apply a thin layer of resin to the front of your tooth. This gives a natural appearance that matches the rest of your teeth. 

To close spaces between teeth

Gappy smiles have actually become a trend, but if you’re unhappy with yours then teeth bonding can help. Your dentist can fill the spaces between your teeth with the tooth-coloured resin to widen the appearance of your teeth. The bonding appears like your actual teeth, so no one will know the difference. 

To make teeth longer

Some people have naturally “short” teeth, others become worn down over time. Whatever the reason, teeth bonding can help to fix it. Resin can be added to the end of each tooth to create an enhanced appearance. 

To change the shape of teeth

If you’ve got teeth that are asymmetrical or oddly shaped, you may consider tooth bonding. Your dentist can change the appearance of the shape of your natural teeth with the resin. This can create a smooth, even smile. 

Tooth bonding at Boon Dental

As you can see, teeth bonding can be used to treat a range of issues and enhance one’s smile. At Boon Dental, we offer the latest in teeth bonding technology. Our team of highly trained cosmetic dentists can use teeth bonding to help create your dream smile. Give us a call to learn more or make an appointment.