What is Dental Bonding?
Bonding is a cosmetic option that enhances and perfects the front of your smile. It can be used to fill in areas that are spaced, gaped or that are chipped and broken. By using tooth-colored composite resin material, we are able to completely restore and reshape your existing tooth. The procedure is minimally invasive, and most bonding can last for upwards of 10 years.
Why is Dental Bonding needed?
Bonding is a viable alternative to many other treatments and procedures. Because we use a tooth-colored material that is matched specifically to your smile, you won’t even know the bonding has been done. Some reasons to consider bonding include:
- A tooth has chipped or slightly broken
- You have gaps and spaces between your teeth
- Your teeth and smile are uneven
- You want a quick, easy and minimally invasive cosmetic alternative to other treatments
Who is a candidate for Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is ideal for patients who have otherwise healthy teeth. If the teeth to be bonded are decayed, we will recommend other treatments before bonding can be done. Otherwise, most patients who want bonding to be done can benefit from the procedure. It is done quickly and effortlessly in our office at your own convenience.
What happens during the Dental Bonding procedure?
We begin by applying a bonding gel to the tooth and washing it away. We carefully match composite resin material and apply it directly to the tooth. It is smoothed and detailed in place before being cured with a brilliant light. This light works to harden and set the material, preventing it from washing away or shifting out of place. Your new bonding will improve your smile and does not require that your natural teeth be filed down in any way. Most bonding can last for about a decade before the area of material may need to be replaced with new composite.
If you think you might need dental bonding, call us today and our staff members will help to get you in for an appointment.