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Does your smile have little imperfections that have always bothered you? But have you been hesitant about treatments like veneers that alter tooth structure? Fortunately, there are a variety of options available in cosmetic dentistry to perfect any smile. You should consider dental bonding for a variety of cosmetic and restorative issues your smile might face.

Dental bonding is a process of fusing composite resin materials directly to a tooth in order to improve function and appearance. Bonding can be used to repair cracked or chipped teeth, reduce gaps between teeth, improve uneven or irregularly-shaped teeth, and lighten teeth with discolorations. It is a powerful and versatile tool for a variety of needs, that does not change the original structure of teeth.

One of the great advantages of dental bonding is that it is a quick and painless procedure. The tooth needs to be cleaned and prepared so that the bonding material will actually bond to it, then the resin can be applied. It is soft and malleable, so it can be sculpted to fit any tooth and accomplish all kinds of functions. Once it is shaped just right, it is hardened, buffed, and polished. It will blend in perfectly with surrounding teeth.

Unlike many veneers, bonding material is susceptible to staining. Be sure to continue a good routine of oral hygiene and cleaning. But if taken care of, your bonding will last great for a long time. If you would like to learn more about dental bonding, please call High Desert Dental in Boise, ID, today. Dr. Matthew Fethke is ready to help you achieve your very best smile.