Dental Bonding could be the answer if you are undecided about porcelain veneers. Although dental bonding isn't as strong as veneers, you will have a beautiful smile.

What is Dental Bonding Used For?

Dental bonding is perfect for chips, cracks, and stains that cannot be treated with over the counter or professional tooth whitening products. Old dental restorations, such as small silver amalgam fillings can also look new again with dental bonding. Bonding can also be used to fill small gaps between your front teeth.

One of the least expensive and easiest cosmetic dental treatments, the composite dental resin that is used can be shaped, contoured, and polished to match the rest of your teeth.

The Bonding Process

If Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists determine that you are a good candidate for cosmetic bonding, a color will be chosen that best matches the rest of your natural teeth. The tooth or teeth that are to be bonded will be etched to make way for the cosmetic resin. After applying a liquid solution for the resin, your dentist will shape, sculpt, and place the resign before using a laser or light to harden the materials. Finally, your dentist will shape and polish. Most dental bonding can be accomplished in one dental visit.

Although bonding can last for years, it is important that you take care of your teeth and gums. If you practice good oral hygiene and make sure that you see your dentist at least twice a year, your new smile will keep you happy for years to come. If you smoke, quit as tobacco can easily stain dental bonding as can too much coffee, tea and red wine.

For more information regarding dental bonding or any other cosmetic dental treatment, call or click and talk to Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists today.