What is Dental Bonding?
Bonding is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to enhance your smile and cover areas that are flawed or damaged. Bonding uses composite resin material that is matched perfectly to the color of your teeth. Most patients will have their bonding in place for 10 or more years before it may need to be replaced. Bonding looks seamless, and it can be done to build areas that are spaced, chipped or uneven.
Why is Dental Bonding needed?
Bonding is a noninvasive procedure that can perfect the look of your front teeth. If you’ve chipped or broken a front tooth, the area may be jagged and sharp. In order to rebuild the tooth without severely compromising it with a crown, we can apply bonding to the area. Bonding can even be used to fill in gaps and spaces between your front teeth.
Who is a candidate for Dental Bonding?
Because dental bonding is noninvasive and typically requires little to no anesthetic, it is a good choice for most patients. We can examine your teeth to determine if bonding is right for you. Most patients who want or need bonding can have the procedure done in our office. Your front teeth should be otherwise healthy enough to hold onto the bonding material.
What happens during the Dental Bonding procedure?
We will smooth any jagged or sharp edges before preparing the tooth for bonding. We then apply bonding gel to the area and wash it away. This bonding gel helps the material to adhere properly to the tooth. We then match the color of the composite material used to the color of your tooth. The material is placed over the tooth and carefully smoothed and detailed into place. We cure the material with a bright light and make any minor adjustments as needed. You can have older bonding replaced in a similar manner once it’s shown signs of wear.
If you’d like to learn more about dental bonding, call us today so that we can help to answer all of your questions. Our low office wait times and one-on-one approach to care can benefit your family’s dental experience.