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Will Dental Bonding Whiten Teeth

Dental bonding has become quite the popular means of whitening and repairing teeth. Teeth gradually stain with exposure to food, beverages, cigarettes and the natural aging process. Dental bonding is one of the many ways to lighten stained or discolored teeth. Dentists and patients actually prefer dental bonding over other options like veneers since bonding is comparably quick and cheap.


Dental bonding is a type of resin containing plastic. This material is fairly easy to shape. Dentists can apply the bonding material to one or several teeth to alter color as well as shape. The bonding material bonds to the tooth once we use a special light. This bonding is permanent. Aside from smoothing the front portion of the tooth in order to enhance its color, bonding can also rectify the shape of a misshapen, chipped or broken tooth.

Dental bonding whitens teeth with significant stains. The process begins with etching the front of the tooth. This etching helps resin connect with the natural tooth. It even allows more room to permit dental bonding and prevent a fit with a bulky feel. The etching process involves putting a mild acid along the tooth in question.

After the etching is complete, the dentist will work with you to select the optimal bonding shade for a white smile. The dentist applies a thin layer to the stained teeth. By curing this layer with a special light, it allows for a whitening process that is faster than veneers. The dentist will then buff and polish it to create the smoothest possible surface.


All in all, the dental bonding process to whiten teeth takes about half an hour per tooth. The total amount of time hinges on the tooth that requires the bonding. For the most part, this procedure can be done in a single appointment. It is important to note dental bonding will not react well to teeth whitening products. If you are considering professional teeth whitening, it is prudent to have it done prior to bonding.

The proper bonding can then be selected for a suitable match. After all, the last thing you want following your dental visits is to end up with teeth that are different shades. Though dental bonding certainly whitens the teeth, it is more likely to be stained than dental veneers.

Consciously avoid especially dark foods and beverages, your smile will stay white for that much longer. If you are hesitant to take advantage of dental bonding, you should know there is nothing to fear. There is no need for anesthesia unless bonding is required to fill a tooth that has decayed. Compared to crowns and veneers, bonding requires comparably little enamel removal.


Request an appointment in our Rancho Mission Viejo dental office here: Call us at (949) 204-3761 for more information from Sendero Dental Studio.

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