Dental bonding is an alternative to veneersIf your teeth are discolored, chipped, cracked or misaligned then dental bonding may be the answer for you. Sometimes our teeth become discolored beyond the help of even the best tooth whitening treatments. When this happens at Curtis R. Couch D.D.S. in Thousand Oaks we have a range of treatment options to help you smile brightly again.
Dr. Curtis Couch’s Range Of Restorative Dental Treatments…Here at our Thousand Oaks dental practice we offer a range of cosmetic and restorative dentistry options to help you claim back your health-looking white smile. Our range of treatments include:
- Dental bonding
- Inlays and Onlays
1. Dental BondingAn alternative to veneers, dental bonding is an effective restorative treatment for chipped, cracked, discolored or misaligned teeth. The process: Dental bonding involves preparing the tooth by lightly etching the surface of the tooth. Once this is done a bonding liquid is applied to the prepared surface. After the liquid sets a plastic resin is applied and the sculpted by one our dentists. Once the resin is set it will be trimmed and shaped, smoothed and polished to replicate a natural appearance. The dental bonding procedure can be undertaken in one appointment, and can improve the appearance of your tooth significantly. It should be mentioned that the resin isn’t as strong as tooth enamel. This means that it is more likely to stain, chip or break than natural teeth. The bonding usually lasts between 3 to 5 years before it’ll need to be repaired.
2. Inlays and OnlaysInlays and onlays are pieces that are bonded to the damaged area of the tooth. There are three types of materials inlays and onlays can be made from: gold, composite resin and porcelain. What is the difference?