Cosmetic Dental Bonding: Uses for Tooth-Colored Resin

Woodinville Cosmetic Dental Bonding Uses

Sep 19, 2014 — by Cristin Dowd, DDS
Tags: Dental Bonding Cosmetic Dentistry

A woman laughs and shows off her smileWhen patients come to Signature Smiles, they can expect excellent dental care that emphasizes aesthetics as well as overall health. This attention to advanced smile makeover and cosmetic dentistry treatments as well as state-of-the-art general and restorative dental care has made Signature Smiles one of the most trusted names for dental care in Woodinville.

We'd like to take a moment right now to consider dental bonding, a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment for a number of different dental issues that affect the appearance of the smile.

About Dental Bonding

Also known as tooth bonding, dental bonding refers to the use of a composite tooth-colored resin that is painted directly onto the teeth. The tooth-colored resin is carefully custom made and color matched to the patient's teeth. By painting the resin directly onto the teeth, various cosmetic flaws can be concealed. The treatment is minimally invasive, allowing patients to retain much of their natural tooth structure while getting much needed aesthetic enhancement.

Dental Bonding for Chipped Teeth

One of the most common treatment options for minor chips is dental bonding. As long as the chip is not severe enough to affect and/or compromise the actual structure of the tooth, dental bonding is an ideal solution.

Dental Bonding for Cracked Teeth

Another common use for dental bonding is addressing minor cracks. As with chips, dental bonding is ideal for cracks that are very small and aesthetic in nature, ones that do not affect the overall structural fidelity of a tooth.

Dental Bonding for Tooth Discoloration and Stains

One use for dental bonding that many people do not consider is masking major tooth stains and discoloration. When teeth whitening isn't an ideal option, the tooth-colored dental resin can work wonders when painted onto the tooth itself.

Addressing Crookedness Through Dental Bonding

While many people believe that tooth gaps and other forms of misalignment can only be addressed through orthodontic care, the fact is that dental bonding can be used to address these matters as well. Gaps, minor crowding, and issues with short teeth can all be treated with the use of dental bonding.

Alternatives to Dental Bonding

While dental bonding is an ideal option for many dental health issues, you may have dental problem in which bonding is not ideal. In such cases, alternatives such as teeth whitening treatment, porcelain veneers, or tooth-colored dental restorations (e.g., white fillings, composite inlays and onlays) may be more ideal. In addition, major issues with alignment and gaps may be better addressed through actual orthodontic treatment, particularly when the malocclusion affects overall dental health.

During your consultation at our practice, we will be sure to go over all of these matters in greater detail so that you can undergo the treatment that you need most. Your dental health will be considered along with smile aesthetics.

Learn More About Cosmetic Dentistry

To learn more about dental bonding and how it may be the right solution for you and your needs, be sure to contact our cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. The entire team at Signature Smiles looks forward to your visit and helping you achieve all of your dental health goals.

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