A cosmetic dentist’s toolkit is filled with capable tools for fixing most types of cosmetic tooth issues. In the past few years, porcelain veneers, dental implants, and same-day teeth whitening have received a lot of attention.
In today’s post, we are going to talk about an effective, yet relatively uncelebrated dental treatment that has been used successfully for decades. We’re talking about dental bonding.
The dental bonding procedure uses a resin material that is sturdy and natural looking. It is applied to the teeth while soft and putty-like, and then hardened (or cured) with a special light. The material bonds with the tooth and can then be shaped and polished.
Bonding Fixes a Variety of Problems
Dentists use bonding to correct tooth issues caused by decay, chips, or cracks. Large spaces between healthy teeth can be filled with bonding material, and bonding can shield tooth roots if the gums have shrunk.
Discolored teeth can also be lightened with bonding. Since bonding material is easily molded, teeth can be lengthened or re-shaped to blend appropriately with the other teeth. Because of the versatility, bonding is ordinarily used as part of a total smile redesign.
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At Pence Family Dentistry, we provide advanced general and cosmetic dentistry. In addition, we can help you avoid dental problems with preventative dentistry that includes twice-yearly exams and professional dental cleanings.
We have been serving your friends and neighbors in the Indianapolis area since 1985. If you are looking for an experienced and personable dental team, give us a call to schedule a visit. We are confident that you will like what you find.