Dental bonding is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure in the Boulder 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 Lafayette 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. Gordon West, of Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Lafayette. I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. I also want them to look their best, and my practice, Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry, offers the following services:
And more! So, if you are in the Boulder, Boulder County, or Lafayette, CO area and are in need of dental care or have cosmetic dentistry questions, please give us a call at 720-862-3630.
We hope to hear from you soon!
Dr. Gordon West
Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201
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