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Even if your teeth are healthy, they may have slight cosmetic flaws. Perhaps they suffer from minor stains, chips, or cracks. Thankfully, there’s an alternative to just living with these imperfections. Cosmetic dental bonding, you see, is a great way to treat them! As performed by Dr. Ponnaganti, this procedure covers problem areas to ensure a gorgeous grin. To learn more about what it can do, keep reading or book a consultation with us.
Cosmetic dental bonding is a service that improves a tooth’s appearance. In particular, it works by covering up chips, stains, and cracks with enamel-colored resin. (In rarer cases, it can also close large gaps between teeth.) Its results often look highly lifelike and blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
Rest assured, dental bonding’s resin is safe and effective. The material is the same kind used for fillings, meaning it’s metal-free and does no harm. You can thus expect a treatment that beautifies your smile without affecting oral health.
Being a good candidate for cosmetic dental bonding doesn’t take much. The treatment will likely benefit you if your smile has minor aesthetic issues. These can range from small chips and cracks to minor discoloration and irregular tooth shapes. Bonding could even hide hints of crooked teeth.
That said, you may need prior oral work before a bonding procedure. Cavities, gum disease, and similar concerns might get hidden by the resin. If that happens, such problems will worsen while you’re unaware.
Ultimately, you can only confirm your candidacy by consulting Dr. Ponnaganti. Once she’s assessed you, she’ll determine whether bonding is proper for you.
If you get permission, your consultation will quickly proceed with the bonding treatment. In fact, the process itself only takes one office visit.
The first step is a light tooth cleaning. This action removes debris clinging to your enamel, thus creating the best possible bonding surface. It also roughens the top tooth layer so the resin will stick.
Next, the dentist will coat the treated tooth (or teeth) with resin. Once sculpted, this material will then be hardened by a curing light. You’ll then be ready to enjoy your new-and-improved smile!
By getting cosmetic dental bonding, you’ll enjoy various benefits. The most common of these are: