When the term “bonding” is used in dentistry, it can be used to describe several repair or restoration options for your teeth that utilize a tooth-colored composite resin material. The term bonding comes from the fact that it physically bonds to the natural tooth structure. Bonding can be used to repair teeth that have had decay removed or are cracked or chipped. Patients in the San Jose, California area can reach out to Natalie K. Provenzano DDS, Inc, for their bonding needs. Bonding can also be used for cosmetic purposes to correct discoloration, misshapen teeth, etc.
The composite bonding material is tooth-colored and comes in various shades to match the color of your natural teeth. One of the most important things for patients seeking a bonding treatment is having the bonding material match. A factor that is sometimes not considered is a patient’s desire to have a future whitening treatment. Bonding material does not respond to whitening treatments like a natural tooth. Because of this, if you want your teeth whitened, it is recommended that you do so before you have your tooth/teeth bonded.
With composite bonding, Dr. Provenzano and Dr. Ram will be able to shape the bonding material to match your tooth’s natural shape so that nobody will ever know the tooth has been bonded. Some patients do not like the natural shape of their teeth. If you want to alter your tooth’s shape, you can communicate this desire to your dentist before the bonding procedure, and the bonding material can be shaped to match your cosmetic desire!
Another factor you should consider before having a tooth bonded is how much you clench or grind your teeth. Bonding material can break or chip under too much pressure, so treating possible bruxism should be considered before having a tooth bonded.
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