Sacramento dentists describe bonding, an alternative treatment for misaligned teeth
Drs. Kosta J. Adams and Kristen J. Adams offer patients with gaps, crowded, or otherwise unevenly-spaced teeth choices to achieve a uniform-looking, attractive smile. For some patients, misaligned teeth treatment in Sacramento may be as easy as dental bonding.
Dental bonding, explained
The material is applied and shaped to natural structure to correct everything from chips and stubborn discoloration to poor positions. “Bonding” gets its name from the material being bonded to the tooth’s surface.
Bonding for misalignment
After your teeth are examined and goals are discussed, the dentists may recommend this common approach to close gaps or for modest spacing issues. Bonding is not an orthodontic treatment. It is not a substitute for braces or other orthodontic appliances should you have bite-related problems or severe spacing issues. The doctors use their finesse and experience to manipulate the putty-like bonding material, so the appearance of straight, even teeth is achieved.
Know your alternatives
You may benefit from Invisalign. A clear, removable alternative to fixed metal braces, Invisalign treats a range of orthodontic problems including more minor crowding as well as more extensive functional problems with how the upper and lower teeth come together, such as an overbite or underbite.
If you can benefit from bonding for your spacing issues, you’ll probably be able to benefit from porcelain veneers. These thin layers of porcelain are prepared and placed in a couple of appointments. While they are generally costlier than bonding, veneers are known to be particularly lifelike. They are resistant to stains and are durable. A small amount of natural enamel is removed to accommodate the veneer, which makes it an irreversible procedure.
Bonding may be prepared and shaped in a single visit, and with no alteration of tooth enamel. Call (916) 999-1302 to schedule an exam and discover your best options.