A cosmetic dentist’s toolkit is filled with capable tools for fixing most types of cosmetic tooth troubles. In the past few years, porcelain veneers, dental implants, and same-day teeth whitening have garnered a lot of attention. In today’s post, we are going to talk about an effective, yet relatively uncelebrated dental treatment that has been used successfully for decades. We’re talking about dental bonding.
The dental bonding procedure uses a resin material that is sturdy and natural looking. It is applied to the teeth while soft and putty-like, and then hardened (or cured) with a special light. The material bonds with the tooth and can then be shaped and polished.
Dentists use bonding to correct tooth problems caused by decay, chips, or cracks. Large spaces between healthy teeth can be filled with bonding material, and bonding can guard tooth roots if the gums have regressed.
Discolored teeth can also be lightened with bonding. Since bonding material is easily molded, teeth can be lengthened or re-shaped to more beautiful proportions. Bonding is often used as part of a total smile transformation.
I’m Doctor Wes Yemoto, of Wesley P. Yemoto DDS in San Jose. My practice, Wesley P. Yemoto DDS, offers teeth whitening, prepless veneers, sleep apnea/snoring, dental implants, as well as general dentistry.
If you live in the San Jose area and are looking for quality dental care or have cosmetic dentistry questions, please call my office at 408-266-9957.
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