Ideal Candidates for Dental Bonding Treatment
By Eugene D. Stanislaus on April 28, 2014
There are so many different dental problems that a person may experience, many of which have a negative effect on the appearance of your smile. Advances in cosmetic dentistry have made getting a beautful smile easier than ever, allowing dental health professionals to address chips, cracks, stains, and other issues with ease. Thanks to these modern advances in dental care, patients are able to smile with renewed confidence, sometimes after just one visit to their dentist.
Right now, we'd like to take a moment to consider dental bonding, which is an excellent treatment option for a number of different aesthetic dental problems.
About Dental Bonding
Also referred to as tooth bonding, dental bonding involves the use of special dental resins that are painted directly onto the surface of a tooth. These resins are tooth-colored and carefully color-matched to ensure that they blend in seamlessly with a person's smile. The procedure is minimally invasive, which means it will not have any lasting or negative effects on the patient's overall dental wellness.
Problems That Dental Bonding Is Best Suited to Address
Some of the most common dental problems that are addressed through dental bonding are as follows:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Stained teeth
- Discolored teeth
General Candidacy for Dental Bonding
The ideal candidates for dental bonding are people who suffer from minor aesthetic problems of their smile such as those listed above. They should be in otherwise good dental health and have realistic expectations about what dental bonding involves and what it can achieve.
Dental bonding is predominantly aesthetic in nature, which means that patients who suffer from more serious dental health issues would be better suited for another treatment of some kind.
Alternatives to Dental Bonding to Consider
One of the most common treatment alternatives to dental bonding are porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental ceramic that conceal major flaws from view. Porcelain veneers are often used to address chips, cracks, stains, tooth gaps, and minor misalignments. In addition to porcelain veneers, dentists often consider teeth whitening treatment to address matters of discoloration and staining, and these results tend to be quite good.
For more serious chips and cracks that affect dental health and wellness, the more ideal option for patients is a restorative measure, such as the use of inlays, onlays, or dental crowns.
Weighing All of Your Treatment Options
As you can see, there are plenty of ways that you can have the health and the beauty of your smile enhanced. It's simply a matter of tailoring treatment to the patient as needed. During your consultation with Dr. Eugene Stanislaus, you will receive all of the information you need to understand how your treatment plan was determined, allowing you to make smart choices about your overall health and wellness.
Learn More About Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
If you would like more information about dental bonding and your many other options to consider for advanced dental wellness and improved dental aesthetics, be sure to contact our Brooklyn Heights cosmetic and restorative dentistry practice today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the very best results through the latest in dental care.
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