What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that aims to cover imperfections at the front of your smile.
Whether you have spaces, gaps, chips, cracks or discoloration, bonding can work to cover these problems and enhance your smile. Bonding uses tooth-colored composite resin, so it’s durable and realistic-looking. Most bonding can last for about a decade before replacement is recommended.
Why is Dental Bonding needed?
Dental bonding is often needed when you have an imperfect smile. You might have spaces or gaps between teeth or have a tooth that’s broken or chipped. Likewise, bonding can be helpful when it comes to covering areas of severe, deep staining and discoloration. You might want to have bonding done before a special event, like a wedding. Others choose this cosmetic procedure because they’re tired of feeling badly about their smiles.
What makes you a good candidate for Dental Bonding?
We can perform an examination to determine if and when you may need bonding. Most patients who are unhappy with their smile can benefit from bonding being done. The beauty about bonding is that it is done with little to no anesthetic. It’s a noninvasive way to completely transform the front of your smile.
What happens during the Dental Bonding procedure?
We begin by roughing up and buffing the area that will be receiving the bonding material.
A bonding gel is applied to this area and washed away. The composite resin is matched precisely to your existing teeth and smoothed into place. This material is then cured and hardened so that it does not move. The bonding is filed down so that it looks natural and blends in well with the rest of your smile. You can treat your bonding as you would any other tooth, and it’s important to brush and care for the bonding so that it can last for many years without needing replacement.
If you think you might need dental bonding, call our office and one of our friendly staff members will be more than happy to further assist you.