Dental bonding is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure, but there are many patients who don’t know exactly what it is. In this post from The Dental Design Center in White Plains, we explain 7 ways dental bonding is used in cosmetic dentistry.
The dental bonding procedure uses a resin material that is sturdy and tooth-colored. It is applied to the teeth while soft, like putty, and then hardened or set with a special light. The material bonds with the tooth and can then be shaped and polished.
Dentists will usually consider the option of bonding when decayed, chipped, or cracked teeth need to be repaired.
Large spaces between teeth can be filled with bonding material, and roots can be protected by bonding after gums recede.
Discolored teeth can also be improved using the bonding process, and, since the material is easily shaped, teeth can be made to look longer or just have the general shape changed. Bonding is often used, along with teeth whitening as part of a total smile makeover.
At The Dental Design Center in White Plains, bonding is just one of our cosmetic dentistry services. Call our office today to find out what we can do for your smile!
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