Dental Bonding: A Versatile Restoration

Albuquerque NM DentistAs an option for restoring the appearance of teeth that are cracked, chipped, broken or decayed, dental bonding utilizes a tooth-colored resin that is applied and hardened (WebMD). Without question, dental bonding is a versatile and widely used restoration that improves and enhances the appearance of teeth. This includes improving the look of stained and discolored teeth, closing spaces between teeth and re-shaping teeth after heavy wear and tear. In turn, the resin used in dental bonding is a cosmetic alternative to silver amalgam fillings.

Not only is dental bonding a reliable solution for improving and repairing teeth, little preparation is necessary, meaning there is less time in the dental chair (30-60 minutes). To better understand, a conditioning fluid is used to “roughen” the surface of a tooth. The resin material adheres easily to the new texture of the tooth, and is easily molded and smoothed over the tooth’s surface. Typically, a curing light is used to dry and harden the material. Final adjustments can be made to the shape of the tooth through trimming, shaping and polishing its surface.

For patients with small cosmetic needs, dental bonding is both an easy and cost-efficient procedure, when compared to dental veneers or crowns. Yet, another advantage of dental bonding is that very little of a tooth’s original structure is removed. Finally, patients seeking to improve the appearance of their teeth with dental bonding find it easy to maintain good oral care with their newly bonded teeth. Though it’s important to visit the dentist regularly to ensure that the bonding material does not chip, rules concerning brushing and flossing remain the same.

Do Not Put Your Teeth In Jeopardy

Because a hairline crack or chip in your tooth can jeopardize the integrity of your tooth and put you at risk for more dental problems, it is important to see you dentist if you suspect that your tooth has been damaged.

Along with specialty services regarding dentures, Dr. Darren C. Norby and Dr. Peter Roukema of ABQ Dentures in Albuquerque realize that your smile needs a variety of general dentistry services to look its best. That’s why we offer dental bonding as well as customized dental crowns to ensure that your teeth stay in top condition. You’ll feel at ease with the comfortable and attentive care at ABQ Dentures. Call today!

Posted on behalf of ABQ Dentures

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