Dentist in San Francisco Discusses the many Benefits Offered by Dental Teeth Bonding Procedure
Dental teeth bonding is a cosmetic option that is becoming popular and offers many wonderful benefits. You may find yourself wondering if such a procedure is worth the cost and time required. Bonding teeth allows a dentist to correct any cosmetic imperfections and defects using composite resin. Terri Nguyen and her team at West Portal Family Dentistry in San Francisco, CA provide this solution for patients looking to enhance and better their smile through a simple, comfortable procedure. Dr. Nguyen will apply a tooth-colored composite resin (which matches the natural shade of your teeth) onto any affected teeth to correct cosmetic defects. It is incredibly cost-effective and, when comparing to some other cosmetic options such as veneers or crowns, less expensive.
Dental bonding works great for correcting issues including cracked teeth, teeth which have large gaps in between, and discoloration. Dental bonding will have you showing off your teeth again with confidence.
Dental Bonding – What Does It Treat?
Dental bonding can successfully correct any number of dental issues.
- Can be applied to a tooth to repair decay and fill cavities
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Closes gaps that exist between teeth
- Whitens discoloration
- Applied to elongate a tooth/teeth
- Corrects crooked or misshapen teeth
- Used as a substitute for metallic amalgam fillings
- Can shield the root of a tooth which has become exposed because of receding gums
Dental bonding carries minimal risk within the procedure. There are a few matters to keep in mind when you are considering dental bonding. Composite resin is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, which means it can chip or break if poorly cared for. Intense pressure such as occurs when biting down on hard foods (candy or ice, for example), biting nails, or sticking hard objects into your mouth to chew on (a pen or pencil, for example) and can cause the resin to chip.
Resin is also not as resistant to stains when compared to some other materials which dentists work with. Porcelain, for example, as used in veneers and crowns is more stain resistant than composite resin. This is something to keep in mind of you use tobacco products or regularly drink coffee.
If you are interested in learning more about the dental bonding experience or would like to schedule an appointment to undergo the process, please call Milford Dental Care at (415) 604-9292 to schedule an appointment with Dr Nguyen.