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Are You a Candidate for Dental Bonding?

April 18, 2017
Posted By: Dr. Shane Ruggless
Dental Bonding Springfield | Dr. Shane Ruggless

Dental bonding is a quick and non-invasive way to improve the appearance of your smile. Dental bonding uses composite resin, the same material we use for fillings, to add to your existing tooth structure, changing the shape of your tooth or repairing it after a chip.

Composite resin comes in a wide variety of shades so we can match it precisely to your natural teeth. Composite is incredibly durable and will last for many years, barring secondary decay or teeth grinding.

Are You a Good Candidate for Bonding?

Do you want to make small improvements to your teeth?

If you have a narrow gap or small chips, you might benefit from dental bonding. While dental bonding cannot solve every cosmetic issue, it does allow us to complete treatment in one dental appointment without the removal of healthy tooth structure. This is why it stands out from other cosmetic dentistry options.

Are your teeth as white as you want them to be?

If your teeth are as white as you would like them to be, you might be ready for dental bonding. If you would like a whiter smile, you might consider professional teeth whitening, which we offer at Ruggless Dental, before getting started. Composite does not whiten like your natural teeth do, so addressing the color of your smile first is important.

Do you take care of your teeth and gums?

Brushing and flossing is the best way you can take care of your teeth at home and is essential to good overall health. Other preventive dentistry options include fluoride, sealants, and wearing a nightguard, when necessary. Bonding can break and chip just like your natural teeth, and even if your tooth has a significant amount of dental bonding, it is still susceptible to decay and gum infections.

Contact Us to Learn More!

For more information about dental bonding in Springfield, give us a call. The best way to determine if a certain treatment is right for you is to schedule an exam with Dr. Ruggless. We are here to help!

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