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.
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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!