Good Candidates for Dental Bonding Treatment

June 2, 2013 — by Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky
Tags: Dental Bonding Smile Makeover Cosmetic Dentistry

Good Candidates for Dental Bonding TreatmentIf you have ever wanted to have a perfect smile, you know how difficult it can be to get one without professional help. All those over-the-counter whitening and smile design products just don't have the same potency or effectiveness as the care of an Edmonton dentist. We strive for excellence. 

One way that we have helped many patients address issues with their smile is dental bonding. We'd like to take this opportunity to go over some of the basics of dental bonding so you understand how it can benefit you.

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding refers to the use of a special tooth-colored resin applied to the teeth. This resin is color-matched to the patient's smile so that it blends in seamlessly. 

Problems That Dental Bonding Can Address

Dental bonding is a great cosmetic dentistry option for addressing the following problems:

  • Cracked teeth - Minor cracks that don't compromise the structural integrity of the tooth can easily be treated with dental bonding
  • Chipped teeth - A chip on the tooth that isn't too substantial is no problem with dental bonding treatment
  • Tooth discolorations/dental stains - If you have an unsightly stain on your tooth, we can conceal it very easily through dental bonding

Ideal Candidates for Dental Bonding

The best candidates for dental bonding are people who suffer from the above listed dental problems. It's common for dental bonding to be used as part of a comprehensive smile design , allowing patients to look their absolute best.

It should be noted that dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure by nature, meaning that major dental health issues will be better addressed through the use of other restorative treatments. Our team will make that call during your visit.

The Dental Bonding Procedure

During the dental bonding procedure, the teeth are first cleaned and the tooth will need to be treated prepped. The prepping of the tooth simply involves the scuffing of the tooth's surface. This ensures better hold of the bonding material in the long run once it dries.

The dentist will carefully paint on the dental resin, dry it with a safe laser light, and then polish the bonding material so that it blends in with the patient's natural tooth structure. 

Alternatives to Dental Bonding

While dental bonding has proven very effective for many people, sometimes another treatment will be better suited to the patient's needs. We will be sure to consider Edmonton porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and other cosmetic and restorative options during your visit.

Schedule a Consultation for a Smile Design

As you can see, cosmetic dentistry can greatly enhance your overall dental appearance and self-esteem. If you would like more information about dental bonding and what it can do for you, be sure to contact us today. We look forward to your visit and the discussion that we will have about your dental health.