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7 Ways Bonding Can Beautify your Smile

San Francisco Cosmetic Dentist

Dental bonding is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure in the San Francisco area, but there are many patients who don’t know exactly what it is. Today in the Kenneth Hovden DDS dental blog, we explain 7 ways dental bonding is used in cosmetic dentistry.

The dental bonding procedure uses a resin material that is sturdy and tooth-colored. It is applied to the teeth while soft, like putty, and then hardened or set with a special light. The material bonds with the tooth and can then be shaped and polished.

Dentists will usually consider the option of bonding when 1) decayed, 2) chipped, or 3) cracked teeth need to be repaired.

4) Large spaces between teeth can be filled with bonding material, and 5) roots can be protected by bonding after gums recede.

6) Discolored teeth can also be improved using the bonding process, and, since the material is easily shaped, teeth can be made to 7) look longer or just have the general shape changed. Bonding is often used, along with teeth whitening as part of a total smile makeover.

Hi. I’m Dr. Kenneth Hovden, of Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City.  My practice, Kenneth Hovden DDS, offers the following services:

restorative dentistry
sleep apnea and snoring
TMJ treatment

And more! So, if you are in the San Mateo, Pacifica, or Half Moon Bay area and are in need of dental care or have cosmetic dentistry questions, please give us a call at 650-755-6000.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Source:, accessed on March 7, 2013

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