We have all been there. A special event is coming up, and we want to look our best. That includes our smiles. While small gaps between your teeth may not bother you on most occasions, this upcoming event is one where you want your smile to look perfect. That means finding a way to eliminate these small gaps you have lived with all your life. How can you make them less noticeable or eliminate them completely? Dental bonding is a treatment you can get from your local dentist, which is fast, affordable, and can hide these gaps. Patients in Sunnyvale, California, can visit Todd S. Adams DDS for cosmetic dental bonding.
If you have ever received a filling for a cavity, you are aware of the composite resin material used to fill in your cavities. It is tooth-colored, can be shaped as needed, and then bonded to the tooth. The same composite resin is used in dental bonding and can be utilized to close gaps between teeth.
To do this, your dentist will apply composite resin to teeth on either side of the gap (sometimes just one of the teeth), where it is then shaped and polished before being bonded. Adding this small amount of composite resin to the tooth and shaping it to match the shape of your teeth will close the gap as the composite resin covers it. This resin can be mixed in numerous shades so that your dentist can achieve the closest match possible to the shade of your natural teeth. A special light tool is finally used to harden the composite resin, creating the bond with the tooth.
Bonding works great for closing small gaps in teeth, but it is also great for several other dental issues, including:
Dr Todd Adams is passionate on providing the highest quality of personalized care at his practice in Sunnyvale, CA. He takes pride in creating beautiful smiles, and keeping his patients of all ages happy with healthy teeth and gums.
A graduate from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dr Adams then completed his Post-Baccalaureate studies at San Francisco State University. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University.