What is Dental Bonding?
Bonding is a cosmetic procedure that can help to cover flawed areas at the front of your smile. Bonding can last for up to 10 years before it may need to be replaced. The procedure can cover areas that are chipped, cracked, stained, discolored, or unevenly spaced. We match the bonding material with your existing teeth so that it’s virtually undetectable.
Why is Dental Bonding needed?
You may need dental bonding if you have a tooth that is cracked or chipped. The bonding covers this area, helping to rebuild the full structural look of the tooth. Likewise, bonding can be beneficial in covering spaces and gaps between teeth, and building on teeth that are shorter and more uneven than others. Bonding is an easy procedure done in our office, requiring little to no anesthetic.
Who is a good candidate for Dental Bonding?
The majority of patients who want bonding can easily have the procedure performed. We can examine your teeth and determine if bonding is right for you. If your teeth need additional treatment, we may suggest other procedures in place of bonding, or to prepare your mouth before having it done. Bonding is a durable and long-lasting dental option that you can trust for years to come.
What happens during the process for Dental Bonding?
We begin the process by applying a bonding gel to the teeth. We color match the composite resin we’ll use with your tooth. The material is then applied and formed into place. We work to smooth the composite resin so that it blends in seamlessly with the rest of the tooth. A bright curing light is used to harden the resin, keeping it solidly in place. We’ll make a few small adjustments to your new bonding, and you’ll be ready to head home. With proper care and hygiene, your dental bonding can last for about a decade.
If you think you might need dental bonding, and want to know more about this procedure, call our office today and we can answer all of your questions.