Cosmetic dental work is a common solution for patients who have imperfections on the teeth that affect their confidence in their own smile. With solutions such as dental bonding, patients can enjoy same-day results that will last several years. Dental bonding can address a wide range of issues and allow patients to invest in the beauty of their smile without breaking the bank!
What is dental bonding?
Dr. Steven Holbrook of Albuquerque, NM describes dental bonding as a special material that is used to repair the smile while ensuring a natural finished results. This material, called composite resin, can be molded where it is needed and then cured with a special light to harden it. The dentist finishes the process by filing and polishing the bonding to create a beautiful finished result.
What can dental bonding be used for?
Composite resin dental bonding is used in many situations and patients with the following issues can speak to our dentist about using it for their own smile:
- Areas of tooth decay/cavities
- Gaps/spaces between the front teeth
- Repairing chipped or cracked teeth
- Covering teeth that are permanently stained
- Extending the length of a tooth
What alternatives are available?
Composite resin bonding is a viable option for many of our patients. It can last several years before it needs to be replaced due to breakage or staining. However, it is not the only option that can help with the above concerns. Other alternative treatments such as porcelain veneers may be discussed depending on the needs of the patient. Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells custom-created for a patient to bond over the front of a tooth to change its appearance. Porcelain veneers are not susceptible to staining and often last a decade or longer with proper care. However, composite resin dental bonding is the more economical choice.
Are you thinking about using composite resin bonding to restore your smile?
Connect with Dr. Steven Holbrook and his team in Albuquerque, NM to find out more about the advantages of composite resin bonding services. His practice is located at 8228 Louisiana Blvd., NE in Suite C and can be reached telephonically at (505) 881-1159. His facility offers comprehensive dental care and is always accepting new patients.