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Have you ever felt self-conscious about the color or appearance of your teeth? Feeling like you need to check yourself before giving a big smile is no way to live your life. Cosmetic bonding may be the solution you have been looking for. It is used to address many dental issues, cosmetic and otherwise. It is a versatile and powerful treatment option.

Dental bonding is a procedure in which our doctors will apply a tooth-colored resin directly to the tooth, which “bonds” to it. It is a quick, simple procedure that often does not require anesthesia. One use is to repair decayed or damaged teeth. The bonding process can be used to fill cavities and cracks, which prevents further tooth decay and painful conditions such as abscess.

Bonding is also used cosmetically. It can improve the appearance of discolored teeth to provide a more natural look. This is different from veneers, which are thin shells that cover the front of teeth and are a more radical, time-intensive treatment. Bonding can also alter the shape of teeth, filling gaps or extending their length.

Bonding is not a catch-all treatment, but is versatile enough to be applied in a variety of situations. A personal consultation is necessary to determine if bonding is the right treatment for your situation. But it is an affordable and durable way to improve the appearance of teeth. If you would like to talk about possible bonding procedures, call Blue Ridge Dentistry at our Boone, North Carolina, office today.