What is dental bonding?
Bonding is specifically done to enhance the look of your smile. If your front teeth are chipped, cracked or have large gaps and spaces, we might recommend bonding. Bonding uses a tooth-colored composite resin material that will fill in these damaged or spaced areas. The finished result is a full, healthy-looking smile that will last for years.
Why would Dental Bonding be needed?
If you have minor imperfections at the front of your smile, you might feel self-conscious about the way that you look. Unfortunately, you might assume that only invasive treatments can fix the problems that you’re experiencing. Bonding is a noninvasive option for repairing minor issues. Little to no anesthetic is required in order to place and perfect the look of the new bonding material.
Who is a candidate for Dental Bonding?
To determine if bonding is right for you, we’ll carefully examine your front teeth. If there is extensive damage or underlying tooth decay, we may recommend other treatments. However, bonding is ideal for most patients who have minor imperfections and flaws that they want to fix. Your new bonding can last for 10 or more years with the proper oral hygiene and care.
What happens during the Dental Bonding process?
The bonding process begins by slightly smoothing the damaged area, if applicable. We then match the composite resin to your teeth so that the new material blends in flawlessly. The material is applied over the tooth after using a bonding gel agent. The material is then smoothed and detailed so that it looks completely natural. It is then cured into place with a bright light. This light hardens the composite resin, making it a solid piece that will not fall or shift out of place. You can brush your new bonded tooth and floss between it as you normally would. With the right care, your bonding will last for about 10 or more years before it should be replaced.
If you would like to come into our office to learn more about bonding, call us today to schedule an appointment to be seen.