Bonding is a general dentistry treatment that can be used in both tooth repair and aesthetics to enhance the appearance of a tooth or teeth. It is a simple technique and sometimes can be done with little or no anesthetic, depending on the circumstances.
In the case of tooth repair, bonding is used to basically “glue” parts of a tooth back together again. This is the case when a tooth has a clean crack that can be repaired. It is also used when part of a tooth breaks off cleanly and is able to be bonded back into place.
Bonding material is also used to build up a tooth that has been broken and the missing part cannot be bonded back onto the tooth. In this case, a composite material is used to build up the structure of the tooth restoring it to its original appearance. When a tooth is chipped, this method of repair is often used to restore it.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Bonding is also used for aesthetic purposes. Sometimes a tooth or teeth can be so discolored that whitening is not effective. These teeth may look dark or mottled, or a tooth may have a spot of discoloration on it that affects your smile. In these situations, dental bonding may be the answer for providing uniform color to all the teeth involved or can make that one tooth match the rest of your teeth.
The procedure for cosmetic dental bonding is simply overlaying the tooth or teeth with the preferred color bonding material. This process yields a brighter, uniform look to all the teeth. When dental veneers are not advisable, cosmetic dental bonding is a nice alternative.
Make an appointment to consult with Dr. Vashisht, and find out if dental bonding is right for you. Contact Parklane Family Dentistry today, and speak with one of our office staff to book your time with Dr. Vashisht.