Corcoran, CA patients benefit from cosmetic treatments such as dental bondingPosted By Dr. Nikunj Raiyani
When patients have imperfections on the teeth near the front of their smiles, they may be feeling self-conscious when they laugh, speak, and talk with others. These minor cosmetic issues within the smile can greatly impact one’s self-esteem. Corcoran, CA area patients who are interested in aesthetic treatments are often advised to consider dental bonding.
Yes! Many of our patients will find that certain imperfections of the smile can be treated in more than one way. Our team educates patients on the pros and cons of each solution so that they can make an educated decision as to how they can improve their smiles. With dental bonding, patients may also want to consider the advantages of porcelain veneers. These are thin ceramic facings that are used over the natural tooth structure to cover problem areas. They are not susceptible to staining, allowing patients to enjoy them longer, and provide a solution that can last a decade or more.
What is dental bonding?Dental bonding is the use of a material called composite resin that looks like the natural tooth enamel. It can be utilized by a dentist to address a variety of imperfections on the visible teeth near the front of the smile, called the anterior teeth. It is best utilized to address:
- Gaps between the teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Unusually shaped teeth
- Permanently stained teeth
Who is a candidate for dental bonding?Most patients can use composite resin bonding for their smiles. Composite resin is used in many different situations for patients and is a common material used in tooth-colored fillings.
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How is dental bonding placed?Once patients have had a consultation appointment with our team at Hanford Family Dental Center and have decided to move forward with composite resin bonding, they may undergo some preparations of the smile. This may include filing down the enamel to help the material attach to the natural tooth structure. Once filed and etched for better adhesion, the composite resin bonding is applied to the tooth. This clay-like material is shaped in place by the dentist to cover the areas of concern. After this has been done, and the excess removed, the dentist will then utilize a curing light. This hardens the material, which then allows the dentist to file and polish it to match the natural tooth structure. When composite resin bonding is in place and completed, it is practically indistinguishable from the enamel. This is because our team pays close attention to the color of the restoration to ensure that it is as aesthetic as possible.
How long does dental bonding last?Dental bonding will often last several years when patients properly care for their smile and maintain routine dental visits with the team at Hanford Family Dental Center. The material is susceptible to staining and discoloration. This means that over time, it may become yellowed due to eating and drinking certain foods or beverages. We encourage patients to ask questions about how to reduce staining to extend the life of their restorations.
Is there an alternative to composite resin?
Wondering how cosmetic treatments can improve your smile?Contact the team of Hanford Family Dental Center today to book an appointment with Dr. Nikunj Raiyani to discuss the options available to you. Dental bonding is just one of many aesthetic services available in our practice for patients of all ages! We welcome you to schedule a consultation visit with our team to evaluate your smile and discuss ways to enhance its appearance. Call (559) 530-8080 and take the time to visit us personally at 425 West 7th Street, Suite 104.
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