A cosmetic dentist’s toolkit is filled with capable tools for fixing most types of cosmetic tooth problems. In the past few years, porcelain veneers, dental implants, and same-day teeth whitening have received a lot of notoriety. In today’s post, we are going to talk about an effective, yet relatively uncelebrated dental treatment that has been used successfully for decades. We’re talking about dental bonding.
The dental bonding procedure uses a resin material that is durable and natural looking. It is applied to the teeth while soft and putty-like, and then hardened (or cured) with a special light. The material bonds with the tooth and can then be shaped and polished.
Dentists use bonding to fix tooth issues caused by decay, chips, or cracks. Large spaces between healthy teeth can be filled with bonding material, and bonding can protect tooth roots if the gums have regressed.
Discolored teeth can also be lightened with bonding. Since bonding material is easily molded, teeth can be lengthened or re-shaped to more beautiful proportions. Bonding is commonly used as part of a total smile transformation.
I’m Dr. Jeff Gray, of Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry in La Mesa. My practice, Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry, offers teeth whitening, dentures, Invisalign, laser dentistry, and porcelain veneers.
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