What Can Dental Bonding Do for Your Smile?

May 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Fresno Restorative Dentistry

dental bondingWith such a small area to work with, restoring the health and appearance of your teeth requires a great deal of precision. While the skill of your dentist plays an enormous role, the quality of the materials used can dictate the quality of your dental procedure. For more effective and discrete cosmetic and dental health treatments, your Fresno dentists, Drs. Alex and Claudia Denes, often use white composite resin, or dental bonding. Today, they explain the various uses of discrete dental bonding, and how the innovative material can improve your smile in a number of ways.

A More Secure Restoration

One of the most common uses of white composite resin is as a dental filling material. When the main structure of your tooth, called dentin, is infected with decay, treating your tooth often requires removing the infection, then replacing it with a manmade material to reinforce the weakened tooth. In the recent past, the material of choice was dental amalgam—a combination of mercury and other trace metals that offer a durable and affordable dental filling solution. Though effective, metal fillings can be conspicuous and diminish from your smile’s appeal. Also, the metal can expand and contract with extreme changes in temperature, possibly damaging your tooth and/or exposing the inside of your tooth to further decay. By contrast, composite resin is dyed to match the color of your teeth and bonds to your tooth’s surfaces, creating a more secure seal and decreasing your chances of reinfection.dental bonding

A Cosmetic Touch-Up

White composite resin’s ability to adhere to your tooth structure creates an opportunity to use the material for other purposes, as well. For instance, if your tooth is severely stained, chipped, oddly spaced, or slightly misaligned, then Dr. Denes may recommend a cosmetic dental bonding, which entails bonding white composite resin to the target area, then sculpting and polishing it to blend in with your tooth’s natural curvature and color.

White Dental Bonding and More at Your Fresno Dentists’ Office

If your smile is in need of dental health or cosmetic treatment, find out if dental bonding is the right choice for you. To learn more, schedule a consultation with your Fresno dentists by calling Fresno Dental Studio at (559) 297-1800. Located in the 93720 area, we proudly serve patients from Fresno, Clovis, Mendota, Orange Cove, Reedley, Selma, and the surrounding areas.

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