Different Uses for Dental Bonding
By J. Brent Gorrell on July 28, 2013
Not everyone is born with a perfect smile, but that doesn't mean that perfect smiles are impossible to achieve. By visiting your dentist and discussing your many options for cosmetic dentistry treatment, you can get the smile that you have always wanted and make excellent impressions on others.
One popular option for cosmetic dentistry treatment is dental bonding. This can help people get excellent smiles with minimally invasive treatment. Let's take a look at dental bonding in brief detail right now.
About Dental Bonding
Also known as tooth bonding, dental bonding refers to the use of special dental resins in order to mask certain dental imperfections. This resin to color-matched to the tooth of a patient and then painted directly onto the surface of the tooth. This means that after dental bonding therapy, no one will be able to tell that the tooth has undergone treatment of any kind.
Ideal Candidates for Dental Bonding
The best candidates for dental bonding are people who suffer from aesthetic flaws with their smile. These patients should be in otherwise good dental health and not suffer from any major problems that would require advanced/restorative care. When you meet with a cosmetic dentist, he or she will examine your teeth carefully to determine if dental bonding would be the best option for you.
Below are some of the ways that dental bonding can be used to enhance the beauty of a smile.
Dental Bonding for Chips
Minor chips can have a major impact on the overall appearance of your smile, especially if it's one of the prominent teeth up front. By using dental bonding, cosmetic dentistry specialists can leave your teeth looking as good as new.
Dental Bonding for Cracks
As with chips, a small crack on a tooth can mar an otherwise great-looking smile. Dental bonding will conceal this crack from view and make it seem like the tooth is totally pristine.
Dental Bonding for Stains
While traditional teeth whitening is great for general discoloration of the teeth, spot stains and patches of discoloration may be better addressed through dental bonding. The dental resin will hide the discoloration from view with great ease.
Additional Uses for Dental Bonding
In addition to the above, dental bonding has also been used to address very minor tooth decay and small spacing issues. Dental bonding may not be ideal for these matters all the time, though since treatment is conservative, your dentist will always keep it in mind.
Dental Bonding Alternatives
There are many different alternatives to dental bonding that are great to consider in more serious cases of damage or staining. Teeth whitening we mentioned earlier, but porcelain veneers can also have a very positive impact on the overall appearance of your smile. During your consultation, we will be sure to keep these options in mind so that you can best be served and treated.
Schedule a Consultation for Dental Care Treatment
If you would like to learn more about all of the smile makeover options that are available and how they may be able to give you the smile that you have always wanted, be sure to contact our Mountain View cosmetic dentistry center today. The entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible results in the process.
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