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Can dental bonding fix crooked teeth?

I am a 39 year old female. I want to know if dental bonding can fix crooked teeth?

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Yes. “Dental bonding” can fix crooked teeth. I prefer Ortho or crowning teeth in extreme crowding cases.

Dental bonding material is used for a variety of things from fillings to reshaping teeth. There are a lot of different types of materials out there for bonding; yes, it is used to reshape teeth. The results of dental bonding to fix crooked teeth of course depends on how crooked they are and in what orientation. Fixing crooked teeth with dental bonding usually means adding bonding material to the areas of the tooth that are deficient due to the tooth leaning in a certain direction. For example, if one of the two front teeth is pushed back a little so it sits behind the tooth next to it; bonding material is added to the front of the tooth to make it look like it is even with the tooth next to it. Keep in mind this is done mostly for aesthetics. If it is only a slight overlap, it will look very natural and only a dentist will be able to tell when he/she looks inside. If the teeth are very crooked, the result will look even more dramatic; however, it will not look perfect. There are parts of the anatomy of a tooth (depending on which tooth it is) that we cannot remove. For example, if a tooth is leaning sideways and overlapping the tooth next to it, bonding material can be added to the the side of the tooth to make it look like it is straight. Some enamel can be removed from the other side as well, but only a small amount. This will make the tooth look like it is straight, but also look like it is overlapped a little.
Hope this helps.

My best to you!

William F. Scott IV, DMD
Yes If the dentist is a cosmetic dentist he/ she can certainly create the illusion that the teeth look !straighter through dental bonding!
To a limited extent, short answer is YES. In more severe cases, veneers or crowns may be indicated. In extreme cases, orthodontics may be your only option.
In most cases, no. If there is a small space or a minor issue, bonding can only help for a short period of time as it stains over time. To correctly resolve crowding, orthodontic treatment is always recommended.
It depends on how crooked, often bonding works well in closing small to medium spaces or fooling the eye in making a tooth looks bit straighter- est would be orthodontic alignment and then slight bonding to fine tune.
Yes it can when crowding is not too severe.