How Can Dental Bonding Improve Your Smile?

added on: February 28, 2021

Dental Bonding ProcedureBonding is a non-invasive method of improving the look of your teeth. Many patients forget that this procedure is an option since there is frequent focus on services like dental veneers and crowns. At Phelps Family Dentistry, we offer all restorative options in our Wilmington, NC office and are happy to help our patients make informed decisions. Below, we list 3 ways our dentists utilize bonding to improve your smile:

To fill teeth that are chipped

Tiny chips might not need a dental veneer or crown, yet the loss of enamel may lead to worn looking teeth and stains. Bonding, which we’ll match to your natural tooth color, seal your teeth and restore their initial shape.

To reshape irregular teeth

If there is a tooth which stands out because it does not match the remainder of your smile, we’ll utilize composite and bond it to your teeth in order to reshape their appearance. We may use dental bonding to reshape one or multiple teeth to make them appear more uniform.

Since dental bonding adds to the existing structure of the tooth, it’s a conservative method of gaining an entirely new appearance.

To fill gaps in between the teeth

Gaps or spaces between your teeth may make your smile appear less than ideal. Dental bonding offers a solution for tiny gaps between the teeth, although it might not work for bigger gaps and dental veneers might provide better results.

The dental bonding process is similar to having a tooth filling, yet without having to remove tooth structure. Although we’ll have to get the tooth ready for bonding, we don’t take off as much enamel as you may think. We just roughen the surface and place a dental bonding solution on it to stick it to the tooth then harden the composite using a curing light.

To hear more information about bonding or other kinds of restorative dentistry, please feel free to get in touch with our Wilmington, NC office to book an appointment!

In need of general or restorative dentistry services in Wilmington, NC? If so, call Phelps Family Dentistry today to schedule as consultation: (910) 762-3481.