The Benefits Of Dental Bonding And Reshaping

If you're self-conscious about your smile, dental bonding and reshaping may just offer the perfect solution to your problem. This cosmetic dentistry treatment improves the appearance of your teeth and conceals imperfections. Dr. Mourad Rahim and Dr. Soha Alkoka, your Westerly, RI dentists explain how you can benefit from bonding and reshaping.Bonding, Reshaping

What is bonding and reshaping?

Reshaping involves removing a small amount of your tooth enamel to correct a variety of minor dental flaws. Combining reshaping with bonding provides the ultimate way to enhance your smile. Composite resin, a plastic-based material that looks like putty is shaped and applied to your teeth during the bonding process. Since the composite resin is very flexible, it can be manipulated into any shape needed.

The Resin is available in a range of tooth-colored shades to ensure that the bonded area blends in with the rest of your teeth. Once the composite resin hardens, it becomes as strong as your enamel.

How can bonding and reshaping help me?

Bonding and reshaping is a good choice if you have:

  • Uneven or Long Teeth: Uneven teeth, or one tooth that's a little longer than the rest, can mar the appearance of your smile. Luckily, bonding and reshaping can make your teeth look more uniform.
  • Chipped Teeth: Small chips disappear after your teeth are bonded and reshaped.
  • Slightly Overlapping Teeth: Do the edges of your teeth overlap? In addition to affecting your appearance, those edges can make it more difficult to remove plaque from your teeth, which can increase your risk of tooth decay. Removing the edges during reshaping is an excellent way to keep your smile healthy.
  • Bite Problems: Bite problems can lead to increased wear and tooth sensitivity. If your problem is minor, bonding and reshaping can be used to correct your bite.

Could you benefit from bonding and reshaping? Call Dr. Mourad Rahim and Dr. Soha Alkoka, your Westerly, RI dentists at (401) 596-7707 to schedule an appointment and find out if these cosmetic dentistry treatments are a good choice for you.

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