What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a procedure that helps repair a chipped, cracked, or otherwise broken tooth. It is also commonly used to help with discolored teeth, gaps between the teeth, and even lengthening a tooth that’s shorter than the rest.
The “bond” is a composite resin the takes over where your tooth broke to make it look as good as new.
Unlike a crown (used for fillings), the composite color will be similar to the color of the tooth, so it continues to look natural.
Why choose dental bonding, even for a small chip?
Many people are most concerned with their smile, but fixing chips and cracks is also vital for your oral health in general. It helps you chew properly and prevents further damage that could even threaten the health of the surrounding teeth.
Who does Dental Bonding work best for?
Dental bonding is best for teeth that suffered minor injuries and aren’t severely decayed.
Additionally, dental bonding is best for people who are already happy with the color of their teeth. If you have always wanted to whiten your teeth, you need to do it before you ask your dentist for dental bonding. Your dentist chooses a bond similar to the color of your natural teeth, and if you whiten your teeth later, then your natural enamel will get lighter, but your bond won’t change color. We explain in more detail below.
What’s involved in Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding typically is done during your visit and doesn’t even require anesthesia. The team at Vallejo Family Dentistry will advise you depending on your individual situation.
Are you ready to perfect your smile?
Are you ready to perfect your smile? We are here to help you learn more about Dental Bonding in Vallejo California.