Dental technology has come a long way over the years. Even in just the last decade, there have been so many incredible innovations and advancements that cosmetic dentistry is something that is no longer consider a high end service. However, with all of the innovation there is one time-tested technique that has continued to endure as one of the simplest yet most effective methods of restoring the appearance and function of one’s teeth; bonding.
Bonding has long been used in a number of different applications from filling cavities to altering the size or shape of the tooth itself. Here at Esthetic Smiles, our expert dental practitioners are highly experienced in all types of cosmetic procedures using bonding materials.
What Is Bonding and What Does It Do?
Bonding uses a resin material which, when applied, adheres to the tooth and allows it to be molded and shaped to repair the damage and improve its appearance. This is because the bonding material can be colored to match the hue of the existing teeth. Once the resin is applied to the tooth/teeth, it hardens, allowing the dentist to customize the fit and take care of the problem. It is a quick and simple solution to many common dental issues.
Who It Benefits
Nearly anyone who does not have a more serious underlying dental problem can take advantage of the diversity of bonding applications. Since it binds directly to the tooth, it can be placed on any part of the surface. For patients who suffer from broken, chipped or cracked teeth, discoloration, large gaps or other spacing issues, decay, as well as several other similar concerns, bonding might just provide the fastest, best method of treatment.
An Inexpensive and Convenient Option
On top of the fact that this is such an effective and broad method of dental therapy for a number of issues, bonding is also one of the most cost-effective options as well. While other treatments may have their own advantages, things like crowns, veneers, implants and other similar devices are usually much more expensive. For those without insurance who need a reliable, high quality solution to their dental problems, bonding may be able to help.
What to Expect From The Bonding Process
Most of the time, the procedure itself is relatively quick and easy. The dentist will prepare the area on the tooth where the material will be applied by roughening up the surface to create better adhesion. Once this area of the tooth has been prepared, the bonding mixture will then be applied and allowed to harden. From there, the material can be shaped to correct whatever problem the patient is suffering from.
Bonding is a highly versatile dental technique that can help manage or correct a number of different issues. There is no reason to continue putting off treatment. The longer the problem is ignored, the worse it will become over time. Our oral health professionals here at Esthetic Smiles perform this and many other types of procedures daily. Contact our clinic by dialing 805-365-4222 to learn more.