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Uses of Tooth-Colored Bonding

Tooth-colored bonding refers to the use of a very versatile special material that restores damaged teeth. It's a composite resin that can take the place of other dental materials to correct a variety of dental problems. To see if tooth-colored bonding can help restore your smile, reach out to your Portland, TN, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Rose of Portland Dental Center.

Repairs

Teeth that have been chipped or cracked can often be treated with dental bonding. The material is applied in liquid form in very thin layers, every one of these is hardened with ultraviolet light and then built up. The binding is shaped and then polished resulting in a natural appearance.

Shape

Teeth do not need to be damaged to be treated with bonding. Misshapen teeth can also be given a look that matches with the rest of your smile. This is often done when teeth are naturally too short or gaps between teeth. This is done by increasing the size of the teeth neighboring the gap. Larger gaps may require alternative treatments to correct.

Fillings

Dental fillings can protect your teeth after they have been affected by cavities. Traditionally, amalgam fillings were the main solution, but their drawback is just how noticeable they are in your mouth. The same bonding material can be used to create tooth-colored fillings that fill your cavities and match the rest of your teeth.

Stains

Professional teeth whitening can eliminate many of the common stains from your teeth, but stains that stem from trauma or age cannot be whitened. Tooth-colored bonding can be applied to the troubled tooth to make it match the rest of your smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Portland, TN

Tooth-colored bonding has many uses and may just be what your smile needs. You can schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation in Portland, TN, with Dr. Rose of Portland Dental Center by dialing (615) 325-9837.

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