6 Things A Cosmetic Dentist Can Do With Composite Bonding To Improve Your Smile

Posted on: 27 November 2020

If you are looking to improve your smile in the future, composite bonding offers you various avenues of approach. Composite bonding starts as a resin. Once applied to teeth, it can be hardened with a dental curing light. This gives cosmetic dentists the freedom to improve a smile in numerous ways.

Here are six ways that you can improve your smile with composite bonding.

1. Make Teeth Larger

If you think that your teeth are too small, you can enlarge them with composite bonding. To enlarge a tooth, a cosmetic dentist applies a layer of composite bonding to it to add thickness and length.

2. Change the Shape of Teeth

Would you like your canines to be more rounded or your lateral incisors to be squarer? You can achieve those aims with the application of composite bonding to whichever teeth you wish to reshape. Once a cosmetic dentist has applied the resin to a tooth, they can sculpt the resin into the desired shape before hardening it with a dental curing light.

3. Cover Exposed Roots

Tooth roots sometimes show due to receding gums or injury. This looks unattractive and increases the risk that the affected teeth will fall prey to tooth decay in the root area. A cosmetic dentist can apply composite bonding to exposed roots to protect them from damage.

4. Fill Gaps Between Teeth

Do you have a gap between your two central incisors that you would like to close? By applying a layer of composite bonding to the inner edges of both central incisors, your dentist can close the gap. This can be done with most tooth gaps.

5. Cover Up Stains

Stains can leave your teeth looking unsightly and leave you feeling too embarrassed to smile freely. Instead of whitening your teeth, you can opt to add a layer of composite bonding to their surfaces. Composite bonding bonds well to enamel and looks and feels just like your natural tooth structure. Once applied to your teeth and cured, composite bonding will hide stains from view.

6. Repair Chipped Teeth

Teeth can develop chips over time, especially if you enjoy eating hard foods. These chips are not just unattractive, but they are also susceptible to tooth decay or further trauma since the enamel is weaker in those areas. A cosmetic dentist can apply composite bonding to chips to protect them from further damage and return your teeth to their more natural looking state.  

If you want to improve your smile, the versatility and simplicity of composite bonding will allow you to do that in various ways.