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How Does Tooth Bonding Work?

tooth bonding cohoes nyTooth bonding is a simple and affordable cosmetic dentistry treatment to upgrade your smile. Dr. Frederick Marra of Capital Region Complete Dental Care & Implants is a dentist in Cohoes, NY offering cosmetic tooth bonding to repair and refresh your smile. Learn more about cosmetic dental bonding below.

What is Tooth Bonding?

Cosmetic dental bonding, also referred to as tooth bonding, is a procedure that repairs damage and defects in your teeth. Dr. Marra simply fills in the damaged areas of your smile using a soft, plastic-based material called composite resin. It can be shaped to fill in any chip or indentation, making it ideal for treating an assortment of cosmetic dental issues. Once the resin hardens and bonds to the teeth, it will not only be as strong as your natural tooth enamel but it will look just like it as well. Dr. Marra will choose a composite resin that is colored to match your tooth enamel so that the bonded area is never obvious.

When Do I Need Tooth Bonding?

Chips in teeth, even small ones, can be noticeable. But bonding can be used to fill in these chips.  It can also be used to protect roots of teeth that may be exposed due to receding gums. Due to heightened sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages that can occur without that protective layer of gum tissue, eating can become painful. Covering the roots with composite resin can decrease this sensitivity while protecting the roots.

Maybe you have one tooth that doesn’t look like the others? Sometimes a tooth can be discolored, twisted, crooked, short or oddly shaped teeth but still in perfectly good shape otherwise. Bonding material can be used to change the appearance and color of the tooth, giving your smile a more uniform look.

Cosmetic bonding is also a good choice for filling in small gaps between your teeth. Gaps in your teeth can trap food and cause you to feel self-conscious about the way your smile looks. Bonding is a simple and relatively affordable way to close those spaces and make eating easier.

While composite bonding doesn’t have the longevity of veneers, you should be able to wear them for up to 10 years if you care for them properly. This means avoiding hard candy, ice cubes and other hard or sticky food that can crack your composite material.

Cosmetic Dentist in Cohoes, NY

Cosmetic dental bonding can give you the perfect smile you’ve always wanted. Call Dr. Marra, your dentist in Cohoes, NY at (518) 650-1930 or schedule online for your consultation. Why not take advantage of this versatile cosmetic dentistry treatment?