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A Touch-Up For Your Teeth

Posted on March 1st, 2016

Have you ever gotten a dent … not even a dent, let’s call it a ding on your car door.

This can be frustrating. You have to decide if it’s worth getting fixed, or wonder how much other people may notice it.

What if those dings and dents aren’t on your car? What if they were on your teeth? What if they affected your smile?

What could you do about it?

First, you could contact the dentists at Atlanta West Dentistry in Marietta, GA. Then, you could ask then about cosmetic dentistry, specifically about cosmetic bonding.

Accidents Happen

No matter how careful we are, accidents happen to the best of us.

Sometimes they are our own fault for not paying close enough attention to what we are doing. Sometimes they are the fault of another person (who wasn’t paying attention to the people around him or her).

Some of those accidents are more embarrassing than anything else, and some of those accidents have lasting effects. One example of this is an accident that leaves you with a chipped or broken tooth.

One tooth may not seem like a big deal, but it can change your entire smile. It can leave you feeling self-conscious or ashamed to let other people see your teeth.

Misshapen Teeth

Sometimes the problem isn’t because of an accident. You may be one of the unlucky people who was born with a tooth problem.

Maybe you have a tooth that is smaller than its neighbors and looks out of place by comparison.

Maybe you have a tooth that is misshapen in some way so that it looks worn down or like part of it is missing.

Maybe you have a gap that has bothered you for years between two of your teeth.

Again, these problems can affect you self-perception, and it’s hard to say what that psychological or emotional effects could be.

A Simple Solution

If your problem involves one or two teeth, you may have looked into your options but decided it wasn’t worth the expense. 

But have you considered cosmetic tooth bonding?

This is one of the simplest and least expensive ways to repairs small problems with a tooth or a few teeth.

If you had a scratch on your car door, you probably wouldn’t replace the whole door. But you might pay to have the scratch repaired.

Cosmetic bonding is an economic way to fix those small problems with your teeth.

What Is Cosmetic Bonding?

One of the benefits of cosmetic bonding is that it requires little or no preparation.

With veneers, the dentist may have to remove part of your enamel before the veneers can be ordered and later placed on your teeth.

With orthodontics, you will need to have impressions made and then wait for your braces or aligners to come in. With dental crowns, you may have to wait weeks to complete the process.

With cosmetic bonding, we can fix your problem in a single visit.

Tooth bonding material is made with a tooth-colored resin. This means it will be indistinguishable from your natural teeth after it has been applied.

Through cosmetic bonding, we can repair a tooth that has been chipped or broken. We can add to a tooth that is worn down.

We can change the shape of a tooth that is misshapen, or we can make a small tooth look bigger.

Cosmetic bonding also can be used to close the gap between two teeth in some cases.

No Pain, All Gain

Since cosmetic bonding involves adding material to your tooth, you won’t have to worry about anesthetic, needles, or other dental tools.

After the material is added to your teeth and hardens, your tooth will look as good as new (and maybe better).

After your bonding has set, you will need to care for it just like you would your natural teeth. You need to continue brushing twice a day and flossing daily to keeping the bonded tooth looking its best.

With proper care, cosmetic bonding can last for years without needing to be replaced.

Get A Touch-Up

If your smile needs a little touch-up, ask Atlanta West Dentistry if cosmetic bonding could do the job for you. Our dentists have helped several patients in Marietta, GA, and around the Atlanta area, and we are confident that they can help you, too.

Find out more by calling (770) 941-6979 or filling out our online contact form.