With all the options available to help you restore the function and beauty of your teeth to perfect condition, it can be a daunting task to find the best fit for your specific needs. Luckily, many dentists are happy to offer advice during consultations after a quick inspection of your mouth to help you determine the solution that works for you. Of the many solutions, one of the most common is that of dental bonding. The following are some of the most common scenarios where bonding can be used to restore a tooth:
• If you have a chipped or decayed tooth, the plastic resin that bonds to your tooth can be used to fill in those areas and then harden under ultraviolet light to be shaped properly.
• In cases where gums have receded or been damaged, exposing the roots of a tooth and leading to pain, bonding can cover the lower portion as an extension of your tooth.
• Bonding is a useful alternative to amalgam fillings after your dentist has drilled out the space where a cavity was located.
• For patients who have teeth that are too far apart, bonding is a useful way to fill the gap naturally to remain unnoticed by most people.
• One of the most common ways bonding can be used is to reshape teeth that have been misshapen or stained. Because the material hardens seamlessly to blend with the tooth, cosmetic improvements are a simple procedure with this method.
If any of these situations seem similar to your own or you’re experiencing a different problem that might be addressed with bonding, please call today for a consultation with Dr. James Rhea, DDS, at Brentwood Family Dentistry. Our office staff members are always happy to welcome new patients regardless of their dental needs.