It’s hard to believe that the holidays are behind us and even harder to imagine that we are well into February. If you have a renewed sense of hope that this year will bring about an entirely more confident and new you, then tooth bonding in Fairfield County, CT might be your answer. Tooth bonding can repair your smile’s imperfections and have you smiling confidently for the year ahead and always. But is tooth bonding right for you?
What is Tooth Bonding?
Tooth bonding repairs cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged teeth. It is also a viable treatment for discolored or misshapen teeth, closing up gaps in between teeth, and making your teeth look more uniformly sized. The “bond” refers to a composite resin that adheres to your teeth and is unnoticeable because it mimics the appearance of your natural smile.
How is Tooth Bonding Different from a Crown?
Tooth bonding differs from a crown (which is typically used for fillings) because the composite of the tooth bonding looks nearly exactly like your tooth, so it’s virtually impossible to tell that it is not your natural tooth. Also, when you have a chip or crack, or your teeth are worn in specific areas, it can lead to further damage from improper chewing. That can threaten the health of the teeth surrounding the damaged tooth, making matters worse.
Who Can Benefit Most from Tooth Bonding?
Tooth bonding works well for minor tooth repairs and imperfections, but it is not an appropriate fix if there is severe or considerable tooth damage. If there is a tooth that is either extremely cracked or damaged, a dental implant is often a better treatment option than tooth bonding. Since tooth bonding is meant to mimic your tooth’s appearance, it is best to whiten teeth before you bond a tooth. Otherwise, the bond will not lighten, and your teeth will no longer look the same.
Are There Any Risks of Tooth Bonding?
Tooth bonding is by far one of the safest, least invasive, and easiest cosmetic procedures that you can have done. There are no known adverse risks or dangers to tooth bonding. Unlike veneers, your natural teeth are not ground to match. Nothing is altered besides the specific tooth that needs to be repaired, so it is a quick and convenient fix.
As we head into the new year, many of us are looking for ways to be better versions of ourselves in 2023. If you have a cracked, chipped, or a misshapen tooth that has been bothering you, this is your year to bite the bullet. Tooth bonding is a noninvasive and effective way to restore your teeth and the perfection of your smile. Dr. Cheung offers tooth bonding in Fairfield County, CT, along with other cosmetic dental procedures. Contact us today and smile more brightly in 2023 and beyond!