There are many times when a tooth may be damaged or misshapen. Chipped, pointed, gapped or discolored teeth may look attractive and pose a risk to your oral health. One of the least invasive cosmetic dentistry options to improve the appearance and health of a slightly damaged tooth is with dental bonding. Southern Oaks Family Dental Care offers teeth bonding with white composite resin at our dental center in Baton Rouge, LA.
Teeth bonding for damaged teeth can be used for minor repairs. If you have a small chip on your tooth or a minor crack, composite resin can be an option to restore the surface and shape of the tooth. While a chipped tooth may not hurt, if the enamel was removed, it could expose the softer dentin underneath. This can increase risk for tooth decay or infection.
Tooth repairs with dental bonding can be quickly completed in an office visit. Our dental team will prepare the tooth with cleaning and etching to allow the composite resin to attach to the surface. We can color match the bonding material to your teeth, so it blends perfectly. Once the resin is molded to your tooth and shaped, it is hardened with a special light in a few minutes.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Teeth bonding can be also used for changing the appearance of your smile. If you have discolorations, pointed teeth, gaps or other cosmetic concerns, they may be able to be fixed with cosmetic dental bonding. Like tooth repairs, cosmetic teeth bonding uses composite resin to change the appearance of the tooth, including covering stains or reshaping the tooth. Cosmetic dental bonding can achieve many of the same aesthetic results as veneers in a quick and affordable procedure.
If you have a tooth that is chipped or an oddly shaped tooth, dental bonding may be the solution. Our dentist and dental team can restore an attractive, healthy tooth using white composite resin. The procedure is quick and painless, and the tooth-colored dental bonding is almost invisible. To learn more, contact us at Southern Oaks Family Dental Care in Baton Rouge, LA.