Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Bonding? By Thomas G. Zarger Jr., D.D.S. on April 27, 2011

If you would like to improve the appearance of your smile, there are plenty of options that you can consider. In some cases, you’ll want to find ways to whiten your smile, and in other cases, the road to an improved smile will involve fixing chips and cracks. The team here at our Oak Ridge, TN cosmetic dentistry practice will suggest any number of options that could help you, but one helpful treatment option to consider is dental bonding.

Also called tooth bonding, dental bonding is a commonly used and generally effective cosmetic dentistry treatment that has helped plenty of patients get the smile that they have always wanted. Let’s cover what dental bonding is, what it can accomplish, and who are good candidates for treatment.

Oak Ridge, TN dental bonding involves the use of a special tooth-colored resin that is applied directly to the teeth. This dental resin is color matched to make its appearance as invisible and seamless as possible with your existing teeth. Once the tooth to be treated is cleaned, the bonding material is applied to directly to the tooth. As it dries, your dentist will help blend it and shape it to ensure the resin is smoothly integrated into your smile.

So just what can dental bonding do? Well, if you have chips or cracks on your teeth, dental bonding is a great way to mask those chips and cracks. It will help fill in the spaces and build up sturdy, strong material on your tooth. If you have some tooth decay on the front surface of a tooth, dental bonding is usually used for treating the tooth decay rather than a cavity. In some cases, tooth stains can be effectively addressed using tooth bonding.

It should be noted that while dental bonding can address a number of problems, it may not be the right solution for you or your needs. In some cases, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, inlays, onlays, or dental crowns may be a better treatment option. The only way to find out which option is best for you is to visit our practice for a consultation.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Thomas G. Zarger, contact our Nashville, TV cosmetic dentistry office today.

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