Dental Bonding: A Versatile Solution
When it comes to improving your smile, dental bonding can be used a variety of ways. Composite resin is one of the most proven and sought-after materials in modern dentistry. It is durable while also blending seamlessly within your smile. Composite resin is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture that bonds directly to the surface of your tooth. Many dentists choose composite resin to perform dental bonding, which is a painless, quick and affordable treatment that requires minimal prep.
Cosmetic and Restorative
Bonding has the unique ability to address dental concerns that are purely cosmetic as well as those that threaten your oral health. Here are some common reasons why dental bonding may be suggested:
- Fix chips, cracks or other minor fractures
- Lighten a dark, yellowed or discolored tooth
- Correct minor gap between two teeth
- Change the length of a tooth that appears too short
- Repair a cavity
- Replace an amalgam (silver) filling
- Reduce sensitivity by protecting exposed root surfaces
Dental bonding is safe for both children and adults. It is performed in a brief procedure that begins with cleaning and drying the affected tooth. Next the composite resin is painted over the tooth and hardened with a special curing light. The tooth is finally polished to reveal a seamless and attractive tooth.
To learn if your smile could benefit from dental bonding, contact Laguna West Dental. We offer the most conservative treatment options that can give you the most dramatic improvement to your teeth and gums.
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9098 Laguna Main St Ste 8
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Phone: (916) 683-7300