Do you feel embarrassed when you show your teeth, because of deep staining on the surface of your not-so-pearly whites? Has it been years since you were able to smile confidently, knowing your smile looked great? Your smile is one of the first things people will notice when they meet you, and likely one of the last they’ll forget. If you want to make sure it’s making a winning impression, it’s time to consider how cosmetic dentistry like cosmetic bonding could help.
When Is Teeth Whitening Not an Option?
Teeth whitening is one of the most common forms of cosmetic dentistry, and with good reason. It can often drastically whiten smiles quickly and safely. That said, in some cases, the cause of staining or discoloration is not on the surface of the teeth, and therefore whitening cannot effectively improve the brightness of the smile.
When the cause of the teeth’s discoloration is either intrinsic or permanent, it’s time to talk to the dentist about alternative forms of treatments, like cosmetic bonding, which fortunately, can still create bright and white results.
How Does Cosmetic Bonding Work?
Cosmetic bonding is completed using the same composite resin material used to make many modern dental filings. This material is prized because it looks natural, and also be cause it bonds tightly with the teeth, creating durable restorations (in the case of fillings, and enhancements, when bonding is chosen.
Bonding can actually effectively cover permanent stains, as well as correct disproportionate teeth or misshapen teeth. It can even be used to hide minor gaps between some of the teeth.