Riverside, CA, dentist offers cosmetic bondings

Do you have discoloration on your teeth that does not go away with whitening? These intrinsic stains may be caused by trauma to the area or genetic problems. They can be frustrating, especially when it makes your smile look uneven. Riverside Dental Group in California can help minimize the appearance of these blemishes with the help of cosmetic bonding.

Whitening May Not Work For Everyone

When you have yellow or stained teeth, the first solution to come to mind may be professional whitening. Unfortunately, though, this may not be able to improve discoloration for all patients. A brightening treatment can help lift stains from the surface of your teeth. However, if this discoloration is occurring below the enamel, other options may need to be used instead. This type of staining is known as intrinsic discoloration, and it may occur due to trauma, genetics, and other health conditions. Your dentist will examine your smile before starting any cosmetic improvement to help determine the best solution for your needs.

How Cosmetic Bonding Can Help

If you have intrinsic staining, there are a few options that can help disguise these blemishes. One method may be porcelain veneers. With this process, tooth-shaped shells will be added to the front of your teeth. This is a great option for patients who have several corrections they would like to make. However, the process can be more invasive and is irreversible. For a more conservative approach, cosmetic bonding can be done. This is the process of adding composite resin to the areas of imperfection. Composite resin is a highly durable material and will mimic the lifelike appearance of your teeth. It can last for many years with proper care but does not require the extensive preparation that veneers may require. This treatment can be done in a single appointment.

Bonding can be done as an individual treatment, or it can be combined with contouring. Contouring is the process of reshaping uneven or jagged teeth. When combined with bonding, you can be left with an even and symmetrical smile. Many patients may prefer these treatments as opposed to veneers because the process is less invasive. You can discuss these options with your dentist to make the best decision for your personal needs.

Talk To Our Team About Your Options

If you are interested in improving the appearance of your smile, you can schedule an appointment with us to discuss your options.

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.