Dental bonding is a useful procedure performed by Dr. Ali Sarkarzadeh, a cosmetic dentist in Rockville, MD. As far as cosmetic treatments go, this one is quick, easy, and painless. Dental bonding can also be used in many different applications. Here’s what you can expect.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding uses a malleable composite resin for cosmetic purposes on the teeth. Since it’s so easy to manipulate, dental bonding has a variety of uses. Once it’s in the perfect placement to fix your cosmetic issue, it’s hardened with a special light and polished to resemble a natural tooth. It can also be color-matched to your teeth or brightened to the shade of white you desire.
What Can Dental Bonding Fix?
Tooth bonding has so many different uses. First, it can be shaped to repair a chipped or cracked tooth, ensuring it doesn’t get damaged further. If there are larger gaps between your teeth, dental bonding can be added to eliminate those gaps and make your teeth appear fuller. For misshapen teeth, the bonding resin can be shaped to make the tooth look the way you want it to in your smile.
Lastly, dental bonding can be used for discolored teeth. If whitening hasn’t worked, or you only have a few teeth that are discolored, bonding can be a solution. It’s an adaptable material, so it can be made into the exact shade that you want your teeth to be!
What Can I Expect From Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a procedure that should be basically painless. First, a small layer of enamel is removed from the tooth. This is to ensure that the space for the dental bonding is sufficient and so the bonding adheres better to the tooth.
After that, Dr. Sarkarzadeh will match the color you desire the tooth to be. When this is completed, he applies the resin to the tooth, shaping and molding it, whether it’s just shaping it to the whole normal tooth or reshaping to cover a misshapen one. When both you and Dr. Sarkarzadeh are satisfied, a special light is used to harden the resin onto your tooth. Then, that resin is polished to that it reflects light as a normal tooth would.
Dental bonding can last about ten years if it’s taken care of properly. You may need some additional touch-ups in that time, to make sure that it’s still looking its best. In the future, you can get full dental bonding again for the same issue. For a more permanent restoration, some patients turn to porcelain veneers.
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