When it comes to effective dental care, there are plenty of options to consider to improve your dental health as well as the overall appearance of your smile. When you come to our Freehold cosmetic dentistry practice for a visit, we'll be more than happy to go over all of your options for effective dental care. All options will be considered to help you meet your various dental health goals. One such option which has proven quite effective for many years is dental bonding.
About Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that is used to help improve the overall appearance of a tooth. The dental bonding material is a tooth-colored ceramic that is applied directly to the surface of a tooth. When in place, the tooth will look great and free from flaws. Our cosmetic dentist in Freehold will determine if dental bonding is ideal for you after you undergo an examination.
The Dental Bonding Procedure
The dental bonding procedure is a relatively straightforward one. The first step will involve the cleaning of the affected tooth. Once that is done, the tooth will then need to be prepped from the dental bonding material. This means that the surface of the tooth will be made a little rough to support the dental ceramic.
Once that is done, the dental bonding material is mixed and color-matched to your teeth. It is then carefully brushed on and allowed to set. When it is dry, the dentist will then remove any excess material and make sure the bonding material is properly smoothed out to match your tooth. That's all there is to it.
Dental Bonding and Tooth Damage
Dental bonding is an ideal option to restore teeth damage by trauma, chips or cracks. Viewing the damaged tooth with the eye of an artist, Dr. Sternberg will clean and prepare the damaged tooth to accept the dental bonding material. Dental bonding materials are then mixed, blended, and color matched to recreate a seamless blend to your adjacent natural teeth. The result will be an outstanding work of dental art. As long as these are generally cosmetic matters to address, dental bonding will be an ideal option. For more substantial dental damage, the best option is something like inlays, onlays, or dental crowns. Those dental restorations are much more substantial and are ideal for structural restoration.
Dental Bonding and Tooth Stains
If you have a stain on your tooth, it can actually be masked by dental bonding material, and in most cases quite effectively. In most instances, we'll do our best to meet your needs with teeth whitening treatment instead, though in some cases dental bonding proves more effective for a patient's needs.
Dental Bonding Candidates and the Best Solution for You
Every patient is different, which means that we will take into account numerous factors when designing a treatment plan just for you. Sometimes we may suggest Freehold porcelain veneers instead of dental bonding since it provides a greater level of flexibility when it comes to cosmetic and restorative enhancements.
Learn More About Dental Bonding and Other Cosmetic Dentistry Options
If you would like more information about your many options for great dental care and dental treatment, it's important that you contact our cosmetic and restorative dentistry practice in Freehold today. During your visit, you will be able to learn more about the various cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry options that are available to meet your needs. We look forward to your visit and the discussion we will have about your dental health.