What is the Purpose of Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a useful and versatile cosmetic dental procedure that is highly effective for treating a number of cosmetic dental problems. Bonding involves the use of a special resin that is applied to teeth and hardened with a special light to affix it permanently to the teeth.
Dental bonding is typically used to treat specific cosmetic dental issues. These issues include:
* Repair cracked or chipped teeth
* Fill cavities
* Cover discolored or badly stained teeth
* Improve spacing between teeth
* Reshape irregularly-shaped or unusually small teeth
* Lengthen teeth
* Cover tooth roots exposed by periodontal disease
At Vistasol Dental in Montebello, Dr. Noushin Adhami recommends dental bonding when the patient suffers from more than one cosmetic dental problem because this procedure is an efficient and cost-effective method for fixing a number of cosmetic dental issues at once. In addition, the process of applying dental bonding is not invasive and it does not involve the use of dental surgery.
To place dental bond, our dentist will first select the proper shade of resin. The resin can be custom matched to the patient’s teeth, or a brighter shade of resin can be chosen if the patient is applying dental bonds to improve the appearance of stained teeth. Teeth will then be prepared in order to accommodate for dental bonding. Special tools will be used by our dentist in order to slightly roughen the tooth enamel, forming an ideal surface for the bond to adhere to. The material will then be applied directly to the teeth, shaped and polished to the desired shape. Finally, dental bonding material will be cured with an ultraviolet light or with a laser.
Dental bond has several advantages over other methods of treating cosmetic dental problems. Dental bonding can usually be completed in just one office visit. This contrasts with dental veneers or crowns, which require two or more visits as well as a waiting period while the dental laboratory creates the custom set of veneers or crowns.
This method of fixing cosmetic dental problems is not quite as durable as crowns or veneers, however. The dental bond can chip or break more easily and it is also more prone to stains than porcelain or ceramic.
If you are interested in learning more about dental bonding, contact Dr. Noushin Adhami our cosmetic dentist at Vistasol Dental in Montebello. She will examine your teeth and recommend a method of treating your cosmetic dental problem that is appropriate for your unique needs.