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Many people have little things about their teeth they aren’t completely satisfied with. Others have minor damage, such as chips or cracks, that disrupt an otherwise-great smile. There are all kinds of cosmetic dentistry treatments available to improve or repair teeth. Dental bonding is a simple yet effective way to treat all kinds of issues.

Dental bonding is the process of attaching, or bonding, material to a tooth in order to make repairs or improve appearance. But unlike veneers or crowns, tooth structure doesn’t need to be removed. Bonding is used to treat all kinds of issues, including:

– chips and cracks
– decay
– large gaps between teeth
– uneven teeth
– discoloration
– sensitive teeth

Dental bonding is a simple process. First, the tooth or teeth to receive treatment must be prepared to allow the resin material to adhere to tooth enamel. Then the resin is applied directly to the tooth. It is a malleable putty, so it can be shaped to fit any tooth. It can fill cavities and patch cracks, restore lost tooth structure from a chip, or be added to a complete structure to fill a gap or correct irregularities. Then it is hardened and polished to match exactly the surrounding teeth. This procedure is typically-painless process can be completed in one visit.

Dental bonding can be used to correct a variety of minor dental imperfections. To learn more about dental bonding, please call ADC Dental & Denture Clinic Inc. in Medford, OR, today. Dr. Teresa Eplett is eager to consult with you about how you can best achieve that perfect smile.