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How Dental Bonding Works and What It Can Do For You
Dental bonding remedies all sorts of problems with tooth aesthetics and even some tooth integrity challenges. Cosmetic dental blemishes have the potential to ruin your smile. If you attempt to live with such unsightly tooth stains, discolorations, and other visual flaws, you won't be your true self in public or other situations in which others are present. You will hesitate to talk, laugh and eat around other people. Dental bonding is the solution you have been looking for.
A Definition of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is best defined as the placement of composite resin along the surface of the tooth. This bonding matches the color of the teeth to hide stains. Resin is incredibly strong. Once placed on the teeth, the resin is exposed to a laser or ultraviolet light to allow for the proper setting. Upon hardening, the dentist further perfects the dental bonding shape to create an aesthetically pleasing finish.
The end result of dental bonding is a natural-looking tooth that others will not be able to identify as dental bonding unless they get right up close to your mouth. Aside from concealing those ugly stains, dental bonding is also favored as it can be completed in a single office visit. The same cannot be said of alternative dental solutions like veneers that require multiple visits.
Dental Bonding Conceals Those Ugly Stains
Teeth stains can be addressed fairly quickly and easily with teeth whitening. However, some of those who have their teeth whitened find certain stains just won't fade away. Some stains even have the potential to develop below the tooth's enamel, preventing teeth whitening agents from beautifying the exterior.
Dental Bonding Bolsters Worn Teeth
Those who grind their teeth, as well as crooked teeth or an imbalanced bite, will find one or several of their chompers gradually wear down in due time. This damage can reach the point at which it affects all the muscles and joints in the mouth. The dentist will use dental bonding designed for your unique mouth to rebuild teeth that have suffered such wear and tear.
Dental Bonding Repairs Tooth Decay
Tooth decay occurs when oral hygiene is not properly tended to. Flossing and brushing the teeth with regularity removes bacteria and plaque that have the potential to rot the teeth. If teeth decay to the point that the enamel has completely dissipated or become highly sensitive, dental bonding will prove effective. Dental bonding reduces the pain created by the decay and ultimately enhances the look of your smile.
Dental Bonding Even Repairs Cracked Teeth
Cracks can form in the teeth following a physical trauma, the aging process and/or improper dental care. Dental bonding repairs such cracks with ease. Have your cracked teeth remedied with dental bonding and you will find they are no longer as sensitive or painful. Though dental bonding won't prove as durable as traditional veneers, dental bonding will rectify cracked teeth and beautify your smile.
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