Unwanted imperfections of the smile, including stained teeth or gaps, can detract from an otherwise beautiful appearance. When these small areas of concern start to become a source of embarrassment, patients will often turn to their dentist for help. In situations such as these, our team at Foster Dental Care in Blue Springs, MO may recommend dental bonding for gaps and other common aesthetic issues that may be highly visible in the front of the smile.

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding, which is sometimes referred to as composite resin bonding, is a tooth-colored material that is utilized to disguise imperfections that are present at the front of the smile. This material is administered onto a prepared tooth and hardened, or cured, with a unique lighted device. Once hard, the dentist files it down and polishes it, making it appear as natural tooth enamel. The use of composite resin bonding is limitless, and many patients use it for:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Permanently stained teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Short or unusually shaped teeth
  • Divots or marks on the natural teeth

Why choose dental bonding?

While there are other ways to disguise imperfections of the smile, such as the placement of porcelain veneers, dental bonding continues to be a go-to option for many individuals. Not only is it highly affordable, but it can also last several years and is completed in a single visit. However, it does require replacement over the years and is not stain-resistant as porcelain veneers can be. Our dentists can help patients choose the treatment right for their unique needs.

Discuss your options for improving the aesthetics of your smile with the team at Foster Dental Care

Drs. Alan Foster, Rebecca Spencer, and Niki McDaniel of Blue Springs, MO believe in providing new and established patients with the best possible care for their smiles. If you are considering dental bonding for gaps, stains, or chipped teeth, connect with our team by calling (816) 227-6588. Our professionals work directly with individuals at their office, located at 2150 NW S Outer Road, to develop a treatment plan that best meets their needs, combining general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry all under one roof!