How Bonding Can Straighten Your Smile

There are a number of ways that Dr. Cox and the Cox Family Dentistry team can straighten, widen, and lengthen your smile. One of the most popular ways to align and brighten your smile is dental bonding. This cosmetic procedure can be done in just one appointment at Cox Family Dentistry in Plano, Texas. Keep reading for more information on how dental bonding is performed and if you may be a good candidate.

What is Dental Bonding?

Typically, dental bonding is used when a patient wants to cosmetically alter the shape of their teeth. For example, someone may get dental bonding if there is a large gap between two teeth, one tooth is shorter than the others, or the teeth are not straight. Cosmetic dental bonding uses a material called composite resin, which is also used in tooth-colored fillings.  To alter the size and shape of a tooth, Dr. Cox will place this clay-like material on the tooth and mold it to the desired shape. Then, he will take a light and heat fix the clay to the toot, making it a solid tooth-like material. Since the composite resin adheres as the same color as the tooth, no one will notice the difference between your natural tooth and the cosmetic dental bonding.

Advantages of Dental Bonding

Other cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening, dental veneers, dental implants, and crowns, may cost hundreds or thousands of dollars and multiple appointments. However, a cometic dental bonding procedure can cost much less, only take one appointment, and is less invasive. For example, if you are looking to straighten your smile, dental bonding can fill in gaps between your teeth so your smile appears straight rather than months of straightening through Invisalign. Likewise, if you have a broken tooth, instead of covering it with a dental crown through a longer procedure, you can fill-in the gap with dental bonding.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Is Dental Bonding Right For Me? 

It could be! The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for dental bonding is through a consultation appointment with Dr. Cox and the Cox Family Dentistry team in Plano. Just like all procedures, there are limitation and cons to dental bonding. If dental bonding is right for you, the Cox Family Dentistry team will reserve an appointment for you to enhance your beautiful smile with dental bonding. To learn more about cosmetic dental bonding or to schedule a consultation appointment, today call our Plano Cox Family Dentistry office.