By Moy Dental
December 13, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Are you looking for a simple way to improve your smile? Cosmetic bonding may be the perfect option for you. Dr. Stephen Moy, your San cosmetic bondingLeandro, CA dentist, explains how this popular cosmetic dentistry treatment can help you.

What is cosmetic bonding?

Cosmetic bonding is a treatment that changes the way teeth look and repairs damage and defects. Dr. Moy uses composite resin, a soft, plastic-based material, during your bonding treatment. Composite resin looks like putty and can be manipulated into any shape, making it a particularly good choice to treat a variety of cosmetic dental issues. Once the resin hardens, it looks like natural tooth enamel and is just as durable. Composite resin is tinted to match common tooth colors to ensure that the bonded area is never obvious.

When is cosmetic bonding recommended?

Even little chips in teeth can be noticeable. Applying a small amount of bonding material to the tooth fills the chip and improves your smile.Eating can be a painful experience if receding gums have exposed your tooth roots. Your sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages is heightened without that protective layer of gum tissue. Bonding covers the roots and decreases sensitivity.

Do you have one tooth that doesn't look like your other teeth? Discolored, twisted, crooked, short or oddly shaped teeth may be in perfectly good shape, but that doesn't mean they're attractive. Adding bonding material to the tooth can change the appearance and color of the tooth.

Cosmetic bonding is also a good choice if you have small gaps between your teeth. Gaps can make you feel self-conscious about the way you look and can trap food. Bonding is an easy way to close those spaces and make eating easier.

Cosmetic bonding can change your smile! Call Dr. Moy, your San Leandro, CA dentist at (501) 351-4030 to schedule your appointment. Why not take advantage of this versatile cosmetic dentistry treatment?