Many treatments fall under the category of cosmetic dentistry, all addressing how the teeth look. These treatments include whitening, crowns, and veneers. Dental bonding is used to deal with many cosmetic dental issues that a lot of patients experience. Here is a look at how dental bonding works and when it is used.
Dental bonding material is a composite resin that looks a lot like out natural teeth. Your SFV cosmetic dentist will use a shade guide to determine how best to match your teeth. The surface of the tooth will need to be etched and abraded so the material will apply better. Then they will shape and mold it to create the appearance of a perfectly shaped tooth.
Dental bonding is often used for:
• Covering stains
• Closing gaps
• Making teeth look longer
• Improving the appearance of misshapen teeth
• Protecting roots when gums have receded
• Applying a restoration
There are two types of dental bonding procedures: direct composite bonding and adhesive bonding. Direct bonding involves using tooth-colored composites themselves to restore the look of a tooth. The adhesive bonding process is used to apply a restoration to a damaged tooth, such as dental veneers, bridges, and crowns.