Dental bonding is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure in the San Diego area, but there are many patients who don’t know exactly what it is or when it is useful to have the procedure done. Today in the San Diego Dental Blog, 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 1) decayed, 2) chipped, or 3) cracked teeth need to be repaired.
4) Large spaces between teeth can be filled with bonding material, and 5) roots can be protected by bonding after gums recede.
6) Discolored teeth can also be improved using the bonding process, and, since the material is easily shaped, teeth can be made to 7) look longer or just have the general shape changed. Bonding is often used, along with teeth whitening, when having a smile makeover.
Hi. I’m Dr. Marcos Ortega, of Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego. I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. I also want them to look their best, and my practice offers the following services:
- Dental implants
- Sedation dentistry
- Dental crowns
- Teeth whitening
And more! So, if you are in the San Diego area and are in need of dental care or have cosmetic dentistry questions, please give us a call at 619-295-4545.
We hope to hear from you soon!
Dr. Marcos Ortega
Marcos Ortega DDS
306 Walnut Ave, Ste 25
San Diego, California
The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/dental-bonding, accessed on Mar. 7, 2013