Many are now fashionably wearing their authentically flawed smiles as they view gap tooth as a ‘feature’ instead of a ‘flaw’. A gap tooth smile may be trending in vogue right now, but if ‘gappy smile' is not your way of life and you are looking for a solution to fix it, Dental bonding may be the answer. The presence of gaps, particularly between the front teeth can draw unwanted attention and prevent you from smiling openly. Yes, it's hard to break into an unselfconscious smile when you are worried about gaps in your teeth. Dental bonding is the most feasible and quick solution for closing unsightly gaps between teeth. If you have a gap in your teeth that drives you crazy opt for a Dental bonding today. A remarkably versatile procedure that offers both cosmetic and restorative benefits!
The dentist slightly etches the tooth's surface to roughen it and then applies a special conditioning liquid to help the bonding material adhere better. He/she will then apply a putty-like composite material to reshape the tooth and close the gap. A high-intensity curing light may be used to harden the tooth colored resin material. The dentist will then trim and shape the tooth as necessary and finally polish the bonded tooth to provide a healthy, natural looking shine.
You may need a Dental bonding to
- Fix chips and cracks that do not compromise the structural integrity of the tooth
- Close small gaps/spaces between teeth
- Repair small areas of decay
- Enhance disproportionately small teeth or correct irregularly shaped teeth
- Conceal slight discoloration and protect exposed tooth roots
You are eligible for Dental bonding if you
- Have reasonably healthy teeth, providing an adequate, stable surface area to mold the tooth colored composite resin
- Do not suffer from any tooth problems that require restorative work of some kind
- Possess good dental health since Dental bonding treatment is predominantly aesthetic in nature
- Have realistic expectations about the treatment process and what it can achieve
The Risks Involved
Allergic reactions to the conditioning liquid or composite resin and wearing down or discoloration of the bonding material are the risks that go with Dental bonding. The bonding material can also chip off easily when biting your nails or pens or even hard candies.
An appealing characteristic of Dental bonding is that it yields instantaneous results. It also lasts for about three to ten years before it needs to be repaired again. Generally the longevity depends on how much bonding was done and your oral hygiene habits.
If you have small gaps in your teeth and do not want to pay a fortune, bonding is the way to go. Remember, filling an unsightly gap in your teeth, particularly in the front teeth can make a huge difference to your overall appearance. Opt for Dental bonding today. A quick and relatively inexpensive way to a “gapless” smile!