A minor imperfection in your smile, such as a chip or a crack, can still be enough to make you insecure about your smile. Even issues like a single tooth that is differently shaped than the rest can cause self-consciousness. A tiny gap may cause you worry. Maybe you have some of these minor issues, but you do not see them as flaws. If you smile confidently, then you have a perfect smile for you. But if you find yourself feeling too insecure to smile, there are options to get the smile you want. Dental bonding is a cosmetic option for minor flaws that can usually done more affordably and faster than other options. 

More about dental bonding

Dental bonding is a composite material that can be matched to the color of your teeth. In fact, dental bonding is made of the same material used in a dental filling. The dental bonding can be shaped and sculpted by your dentist to reshape a tooth or to fill in small gaps or cracks. Dental bonding can even be used to cover permanent, extensive staining. The composite material can be applied directly to the tooth without much preparation or alteration of the tooth. Because the treatment is less involved, it can be more affordable and less time-consuming than other cosmetic options.

When is it not enough?

If damage is too extensive or if a gap in your smile is too large, dental bonding will not be able to fix it. Porcelain veneers might be the better solution in those situations. Dental bonding is not permanent. Though the material is resilient, it will need to be cared for like your natural teeth. Bonding is susceptible to staining and cannot be whitened.

Do you have minor imperfections you would like to fix with dental bonding?

Dr. Janet Goguen, DMD, can help decide if dental bonding is right for your smile. Call our office in Upton, MA, today at 508-529-4591 to schedule a consultation. We proudly welcome patients from all surrounding communities, including, Grafton, Hopedale, Whitinsville, and more.


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