A cosmetic dentist’s toolkit is filled with handy tools for fixing most types of cosmetic tooth problems. In the past few years, porcelain veneers, dental implants, and same-day teeth whitening have received a lot of publicity.
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 strong 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 repair tooth dilemmas caused by decay, chips, or cracks. Large spaces between healthy teeth can be filled with bonding material, and bonding can safeguard tooth roots if the gums have receded.
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 frequently used as part of a total cosmetic dental smile makeover.
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At Steven T. Cutbirth DDS, 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 Waco area since 1981. 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.
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