The Ideal Candidates for Cosmetic Dental Bonding
By Andrew Mortensen, DDS on May 29, 2014
Having a perfect smile means self-confidence and and great first impressions. Not everyone is born with a perfect smile, however. That's why it's so important to consider a visit to our practice. By discussing your dental issues with a cosmetic dentist, you will find out which treatments are right for you. That perfect smile you have always wanted is within reach.
Right now we would like to consider the nature of cosmetic dental bonding. It's a common and effective way of tackling many of those little imperfections that affect the smile.
What is cosmetic dental bonding?
Also known as tooth bonding, cosmetic dental bonding refers to the use of special tooth-colored dental resins to help mask various kinds of flaws from view. These resins are specially color matched to blend in seamlessly with the patient's smile.
With cosmetic dental bonding, patients will appear to have beautiful smiles that look totally natural.
General Candidacy for Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Ideal candidates for cosmetic dental bonding are people who suffer from aesthetic flaws that affect the appearance of their teeth. They should be in otherwise good dental health overall. Dental bonding is an aesthetic rather than restorative solution, which means that a dental restoration will be more ideal to address more serious damage to a tooth and overall tooth structure.
It's also important for cosmetic dental bonding patients to have realistic expectations about what the treatment can achieve. This helps provide realistic expectations for care and leads to better patient satisfaction in the process.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding for Minor Chips and Cracks
Cosmetic dental bonding is an ideal option to consider for minor chips and cracks so long as they are aesthetic in nature. This is actually one of the most common uses for dental bonding.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding for Tooth Stains and Discoloration
While teeth whitening treatment is one of the most common ways to address stains and discoloration, cosmetic dental bonding is also an effective option for making your smile look bright, white, and beautiful.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding for Other Uses
Cosmetic dental bonding can also be used to address the following:
- Minor tooth decay/cavities
- Gaps between teeth
- Extending the length of a tooth
- Altering the shape of a tooth
- Protecting an exposed portion of tooth root structure
As with the above, suitability for treating these dental issues with cosmetic bonding will be discussed in greater detail during your consultation at the practice.
Weighing All of Your Options for Advanced Dental Care
There are so many options to consider for advanced aesthetic and restorative care that it's important for you to visit our practice in person for a consultation. During this visit, we will be sure to go over all of your options for treatment in full detail so that you can make the best possible decision given your dental health needs.
Sometimes cosmetic dental bonding in combination with another treatment will be the best option for your needs. These custom smile makeover procedures can be discussed in full during your visit.
Learn More About Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
If you would like more information about dental bonding as well as your many other options out there for enhancing the beauty of your smile, be sure to contact our Fountain Valley, CA cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. The entire team here looks forward to helping you make the best possible decisions about your dental health and wellness.
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