What is Dental Bonding?
Bonding is a type of cosmetic procedure that can enhance and perfect the front of your smile. If your front teeth have chipped, cracked or have large spaces and gaps between them, bonding can help to cover these areas and restore them to a more natural look. Bonding uses a composite resin material that is carefully detailed over the front teeth that need work. Your new bonding can last for upwards of 10 years before replacement is needed.
Why is Dental Bonding needed?
Bonding is ideal for patients who need only a small amount of cosmetic work done. You may not necessarily want veneers and you don’t need to place a full dental crown over a tooth that isn’t horribly compromised. If you have gaps and spaces between your front teeth, you may feel badly about the way that you look and are ready for a change. Bonding is matched specifically to your existing smile, so it’ll look completely seamless.
Who is a candidate for Dental Bonding?
With an examination, we can determine if you may benefit from dental bonding. Dental bonding can be placed over virtually any tooth in the front of the mouth, and it’s durable and long-lasting. Once placed, your new bonding can be brushed and flossed carefully as you would all of your other teeth. Most patients who want bonding done can come in to have the procedure completed.
What happens during the Dental Bonding procedure?
We begin by applying a bonding gel to the tooth in need of work. We then wash the bonding gel away and dry the tooth thoroughly. The composite resin is matched to your smile and placed over the damaged or unsightly area. We then smooth the material into place so that any excess is removed. The next step is to cure the material with a bright light. This sets the bonding in place and prevents it from falling away. The process can be repeated, as needed, for any other tooth at the front of your smile.
If you would like to learn more about dental bonding, call the office today to speak with one of our helpful staff members.