Different Uses for Dental Bonding
Different Uses for Dental Bonding
There are plenty of ways that you can have your smile enhanced by a skilled cosmetic dentist. So many options for care are available, which means that no matter what kind of dental issue you’re grappling with (chips, cracks, stains, misalignment, etc.), there is a solution that is just for you.
Right now we want to consider a common treatment options for cosmetic care and aesthetic enhancement: dental bonding. This should give you a good understanding of why it remains a popular option for patients who have minor issues with the appearance of their smiles.
About Dental Bonding
Also known as tooth bonding, dental bonding involves the application of tooth-colored dental resins right onto the tooth itself. This dental resin helps mask various dental imperfections and blends in seamlessly with the existing tooth structure so that the tooth appears pristine.
Ideal Candidates for Dental Bonding
The best candidates for dental bonding are people who have minor issues with the health and appearance of their smiles. They should be in otherwise good dental health and have realistic expectations about what dental bonding can achieve.
Dental Bonding for Tooth Discoloration and Stains
If a patient has a stain on a tooth or an area of discoloration, dental bonding is a good option to consider. The dental resin will mask the stain from view and help make the tooth look absolutely perfect.
Dental Bonding for Chips and Cracks
Minor chips and cracks that are predominantly aesthetic in nature can be addressed through dental bonding treatment. The dental resin will fill and conceal the dental damage, making a person’s smile look great.
Dental Bonding as Part of a Smile Makeover
Sometimes dental bonding alone is not enough to enhance the appearance of your smile. This is where a smile makeover may be helpful, which is essentially a combination of multiple cosmetic treatments. Dental bonding is a common part of many smile makeovers.
Alternatives to Dental Bonding
There are many instances where dental bonding may not be the best option for a dental health issue. In such matters, there are plenty of alternatives to consider.
For minor chips and cracks that are not quite right for dental bonding, for instance, the use of porcelain veneers is common; major chips and cracks can be properly addressed through inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.
Tooth damage that is the result of tooth decay is generally better addressed through dental restorations, most notably dental fillings.
If a patient has general staining of the teeth, a professional teeth whitening treatment may be best rather than dental bonding. A single teeth whitening session can brighten a smile by up to seven shades, sometimes more.
Making the Best Decision for You and Your Needs
During your visit to our practice, we will be sure to cover all cosmetic dentistry treatments in full detail, making sure that you get the treatment that best meets your needs. We will provide full information about all treatment options so that your every dental health decision is well informed and confidently made.
Learn More About Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment
For more information about dental bonding and how it may be of great benefit to you, be sure to contact our Wilmette cosmetic dentistry center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible dental health and appearance.