Dental Bonding at Curtis Couch can strengthen your smile
Dental bonding is one of the easiest ways to treat the problem of sensitive teeth, and bonding also has other cosmetic benefits as well!
Dental bonding is offered here at Curtis Couch D.D.S as a standard procedure that provides splendid results. Not only does bonding strengthen your teeth and protect the enamel, it can also improve the overall cosmetic appearance of your teeth if you suffer from issues such as discoloration (browning or white flecks). Even better still this procedure can be completed in one easy appointment performed within 30 minutes to an hour.
Dental bonding is a small amount of resin applied by your dentist
Dental bonding involves ‘painting’ the teeth with a composite resin. Your dentist at Curtis Couch D.D.S will have a keen eye for tooth coloration and therefore will precisely match the shade of your tooth with the dental bonding resin. You can rest assured that the material used will be completely safe as we do not utilize harmful resin containing amalgam or mercury. When Dr. Curtis Couch is analysing the color of your teeth he will also take into account the distinct translucency so that he can determine how opaque to make the gel-like solution.
To prepare your tooth your dentist at our practice in Thousand Oaks will need to slightly roughen the surface of the tooth so that the composite can correctly act as an adhesive. The resin will then be able to be applied to the tooth and molded with a small implement. Dental bonding will generally not last as long as veneers, although if cared for correctly they can last for many years.
Bonding can be used to conceal discoloration
One of the main uses for dental bonding is its ability to conceal small imperfections on the teeth. Many individuals suffer from white flecks on the teeth caused by an excessive intake of fluoride into the body when the teeth are developing. It can also be used to reduce the appearance of other stains that may have been left by braces.
The benefits of bonding extend far beyond the aesthetic
Not only does bonding enhance the appearance of your teeth, it can also salvage the teeth from other dental conditions. Bonding can fill small gaps between the teeth as well as small chips, the same composite resin can also be used as a preventative measure to fill in deep crevices in the back teeth which are known to increase risk of dental decay and fillings. Bonding composite can also be used to treat tooth sensitivity in some cases where it is not caused by decay. If you have lost some of the enamel of your teeth due to age or lack of dental hygiene it is possible to still protect your teeth through the use of dental bonding, veneers or crowns for more extensive damage.
Curtis Couch D.D.S’s practice in Thousand Oaks is famous for its friendly atmosphere and welcoming approach to dentistry. Curtis Couch D.D.S is passionate about providing a quality service for all of his Thousand Oaks patients so why not make an appointment with him or his team today.
If you are interested in finding out more about dental bonding at Curtis Couch D.D.S in Thousand Oaks please do not hesitate to contact us.