Dental bonding is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure at The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, but there are many patients who don’t know exactly what it is. In this blog post we explain seven ways dental bonding is used in cosmetic dentistry.
The procedure uses a tooth-colored material that is applied to the teeth while soft, like putty. Next it is hardened with a special light. The material bonds with the tooth, and can 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 as part of a total smile makeover.
At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston bonding is a versatile cosmetic dentistry procedure. We’ve treated people from East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein, who also come to us for Invisalign clear braces, and much more. Schedule an appointment today!
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