If you have a cavity or there are gaps, chips or damage on your teeth, a dentist may be able to care for your teeth with dental bonding. Dental bonding is the application of a composite resin that is applied to your teeth with a small brush and then set into place with a special light. This fast process is also used to care for stained or discolored teeth.
Hides Cosmetic Flaws
One of the leading benefits of dental bonding is that it can hide a variety of cosmetic flaws. The resin is custom made to match the color of your other teeth so that stains or discolorations are hidden. The bonded area will not be noticeable when you smile. Composite resin does not stain, so it will remain the same color as long as it is in your mouth.
Your dentist may select dental bonding as a way to fill in a cavity. This material is a popular choice if you have a cavity in a tooth that is visible when you smile. The resin looks like dental enamel and will not be noticeable like an amalgam filling.
If you have sensitive teeth due to recessed gums, the application of dental bonding may lessen your pain. The dentist may apply the bonding resin to the parts of your tooth's roots that have been exposed due to receding gums.