Nothing can be worse for your smile than having a chipped or discoloured tooth. Not treating a chipped tooth could also cause pain and discomfort and impact your overall oral health. The good news is that there is a reliable dental solution you can turn to for these common problems: cosmetic dental bonding.
Cosmetic bonding, which is also called dental bonding or direct bonding, is one of the most common cosmetic dental treatments around. Other than delivering remarkable results that solve many common cosmetic dental concerns, it’s also a comfortable procedure offering long-lasting outcomes.
Are you wondering if what you’re experiencing could be resolved by cosmetic dental bonding? Learn more about the five common problems that dentists can treat using this procedure.
Uneven, Overlapping, or Crooked Teeth
One of the most common cosmetic problems that children experience is having uneven, overlapping, or crooked teeth. These problems often occur when they are still transitioning from having “milk teeth” (or deciduous teeth) to permanent teeth. If the milk teeth are still not yet fully detached when the permanent started erupting, this can cause crooked or misdirected growth of permanent teeth.
If you have uneven, overlapping, or crooked teeth, cosmetic dental bonding can be a painless option to quickly correct them. Your dentist applies a composite resin, the same colour as your teeth, to the front of the affected teeth. Doing this allows your dentist to reshape your smile.
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Teeth Protrusion or Overbite/Underbite
Teeth protrusion, also known as an overbite or as an underbite, occurs when there is a misalignment between the upper maxilla of the skull and the lower maxilla (or jaw). This dental problem can change the shape of your face and may also cause chewing problems. In the worst-case scenario, you may also experience not being able to close the mouth properly due to the overbite or underbite.
In some cases of overbite or underbite, cosmetic dental bonding can help. Trained dental professionals will use composite resin to make the protruding teeth less obvious. Your dentist may then change the shape and size of your teeth, which is a quicker solution compared to fixed orthodontic braces.
Teeth discolouration often occurs due to smoking, or regular coffee or wine drinking. Stains range from yellowish to grey, and cannot be removed by simply brushing your teeth. These stains are stubborn because they get embedded beneath the tooth enamel due to the tooth’s porous surface. Cosmetic dental bonding is an ideal solution for discoloured teeth because it’s not abrasive compared to most whitening procedures.
Dental Plaque and Tartar
One of the most common dental problems, and the easiest one to address, is plaque. Generally, it will not typically require a visit to your dentist. Plaque is made up of a colourless film comprised of bacteria and the substance they secrete, which is easily formed after eating sugary food. Children who always eat sweets while not practising proper brushing and flossing are more susceptible to plaque.
Without proper oral hygiene, plaque can calcify or mineralise into tartar, which requires professional cleaning. Generally, professional dental cleaning is all you need to remove tartar from your teeth. However, cosmetic dental bonding can help you achieve whiter teeth and minimise plaque and tartar build-up.
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It’s essential to maintain proper oral hygiene, especially once your permanent teeth grow in. Without proper dental hygiene, your teeth may be prone to tooth decay, which occurs when tartar has progressed and was not removed immediately.
With small cavities, your dentist can still clean and fill them, but once the pulp of your teeth has been affected, your dentist may need to do a root canal extraction. In severe cases, your dentist will need to extract a tooth. Cosmetic dental bonding is one way to help treat tooth decay. Once the decayed portion of your teeth has been thoroughly cleaned, the composite resins may then be used to fill the cavities.
Schedule a Cosmetic Dental Bonding Appointment Today
If you’re experiencing any of the common dental problems mentioned above, cosmetic dental bonding can be one of the least invasive dental procedures for solving oral health problems. Not only is it painless, but it also produces one of the most natural-looking results, so you can get your self-confidence and beautiful smile back! On top of all those, you can even complete both your assessment and procedure in a single office visit.
Still not sure if your dental problem can be treated using cosmetic dental bonding? Schedule a dental consultation with us today. Let us help you get your smile back!