At the practice of Dr. Eric Wiitala, patients in and around the area of Scottsdale, AZ may be able to achieve a more beautiful smile with one of his many cosmetic dental procedures available to patients in the community. Dr. Eric Wiitala finds many individuals have a specific area of the smile they want to improve. For many, this can be achieved with a treatment called composite dental bonding.
What is composite dental bonding?
Also known as composite resin bonding, composite dental bonding uses a special material that can be used in covering imperfections of the smile. This material looks like a clay that is placed onto the natural tooth and shaped as needed. By using a special light, the dentist can harden it before filing it down and polishing it to look just like natural tooth enamel. This treatment can be used in a variety of ways. It can be used to address teeth that are:
• Spaced apart
• Unusually shaped
• Permanently stained
Who is a candidate?
Most patients are proper candidates for composite bonding procedures. It is important for patients to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Eric Wiitala to find out if they are able to improve their smile with this material. Otherwise, alternatives may be discussed with a patient to decide how they want to continue with their cosmetic treatments.
How long does composite resin bonding last?
With proper care, dental bonding can last a few years. However, it can be susceptible to staining and discoloration, so patients who enjoy red wines or coffee on a regular basis may need to have them replaced more often than patients who don’t. Patients should brush and floss their teeth as they normally do to reduce the chance of staining their restorations.
Interested in composite resin bonding or other cosmetic procedures?
Contact Dr. Eric Wiitala today to book an appointment with our practice to discuss your options and find out if composite dental bonding is right for you. Our practice is located in Scottsdale, AZ at 9755 North 90th Street #B250 and can be reached for an appointment at (480) 657-6981.