One good rule of thumb in life is that, regardless of what kind of problem you have, you should always fix it the easiest, simplest way possible. For example, you wouldn’t try to kill a fly with a sledgehammer when a fly swatter would do! Similarly, there’s no need to close small gaps between your teeth with Invisalign or porcelain veneers. While these procedures are great for wider gaps, there’s a much simpler alternative for smaller spaces in your smile: teeth bonding in Conyers. Also called cosmetic or direct bonding, this procedure is not only fast and easy but also delivers fantastic results. Keep reading to learn more about how it’s done and whether it might work for you!
What Is Teeth Bonding?
Teeth bonding uses a tooth-colored dental material called composite resin to make cosmetic changes to the front teeth. This is the same material that’s used to fill cavities on the back teeth, so it’s quite strong.
When it’s first applied to the teeth, composite resin has a texture similar to putty, so it can be shaped and smoothed to look very natural and blend in with the rest of your smile.
Once the material has been shaped, it’s then “cured” with a special light to make it durable and hard. Then a final polish is done to make the bonding feel slick and smooth. In just one visit, you’ll have an almost instant result. And, in most cases, since material is simply being added to the teeth, anesthetic isn’t necessary beforehand!
Will Bonding Work For You?
Every patient’s smile is unique, so the best way to determine whether bonding is a good choice for you is to schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dentist. They’ll evaluate your goals, dental history, oral health and lifestyle to create the best treatment plan for your needs.
However, one thing to keep in mind is that, while bonding is a great way to close small gaps, it can’t correct more involved bite issues. So if you have other issues in addition to gaps such as an overbite or underbite, a dentist might recommend an orthodontic option such as Invisalign to tackle both issues at once.
In the end, the goal is to help you have a healthy smile that looks great. And, in many cases, teeth bonding is a perfect solution!
About the Author
Dr. Priyanka Seekand is a general, restorative and cosmetic dentist in Conyers who has used cosmetic bonding to enhance the smiles of countless patients over the years. She loves seeing how a fast, simple procedure can completely transform someone’s smile and add to their self-confidence. If you have questions or any cosmetic concerns, she can be contacted via her website.