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Cosmetic Dental Bonding in Mechanicsville

There are so many smile-enhancing options within the realm of cosmetic dentistry today. Porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings and even Invisalign can do much to change your smile.

But what if you only need to change one specific tooth in order to improve your smile? Then you shouldn’t have to endure the time and expense of altering your entire smile. With cosmetic bonding, you don’t have to.

Cosmetic bonding, also called dental bonding, uses a tooth-colored material—composite resin—to repair one or just a few teeth.  This material will seamlessly conceal stains, chips, cracks, or gaps that are those annoying little flaws that detract from an otherwise attractive smile. Dental bonding in Mechanicsville can also be used to reshape broken or irregular teeth, such as those that are proportionally smaller than adjacent teeth.

With this fast and easy treatment, Mechanicsville cosmetic dentist Dr. Gina McCray or Dr. Kara McCray can repair even the most minor imperfection, so your smile looks absolutely perfect to others and in your eyes, too. And while cosmetic bonding may be fast and easy, don’t underestimate the large impact it can have your smile and your outlook.

Dental Bonding and Your Tooth

Did you know that you might already have some cosmetic bonding material in your mouth and not even realize it? The material that your Mechanicsville cosmetic dentist uses to cover or reshape a tooth with dental bonding is the same material used to repair a cavity with a tooth-colored filling. And because a cavity typically develops in one of your molars, which must all withstand the daily pressures of chewing and biting, you can rest assured that composite resin is strong enough for any tooth requiring dental bonding for cosmetic purposes only.

In addition, cosmetic bonding is often a much more conservative choice than other cosmetic options that require altering teeth first. Porcelain veneers, for example, necessitate removing a thin layer of enamel and a dental crown requires reducing the size of a tooth so the crown fits well. Alternatively, dental bonding usually does not require any tooth preparation, so you also don’t have to worry about having local anesthesia.

The Cosmetic Bonding Process

This durable plastic material is applied and sculpted, then hardened with a special light. These steps can be repeated several times until one of the dentists at St. Mary’s Dental sees that your tooth is correctly shaped. Then it’s polished until the bonding perfectly matches your natural teeth.

We can use dental bonding to:

Dental bonding is an excellent option for small cosmetic changes and for correction of minor defects.

St. Mary’s Dental serves the general, cosmetic, restorative, and sedation dentistry needs for the communities of Mechanicsville, LaPlata, Hollywood, Charlotte Hall, Waldorf, Leonardtown, and Lexington Park. To receive excellence in family, cosmetic, and implant dentistry, please make your appointment now!

28160 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659 USA
Gina McCray, DDS Family & cosmetic dentist in Mechanicsville, MD (301) 884-3248 (301) 884-7461 stmarysdental@rcn.com