What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that will help to enhance the front of your smile. Whether your front teeth are cracked, chipped or unevenly spaced, we can use a tooth-colored composite resin to fill in these areas. Bonding looks naturally and provides a seamless finish to your teeth. You can expect most bonding to last for about 10 years before it may need to be replaced with new material.
Why would Dental Bonding be needed?
The reason you might benefit from bonding is because you have one or more front teeth that is experiencing minor cosmetic problems. These imperfections might include cracks, slight breaks, chips and spaces or gaps between your teeth. We use composite to fill in these areas, improving and enhancing your smile. This helps each of your front teeth to look even and whole despite the damage that might have been done.
Who is a candidate for Dental Bonding?
Bonding is a minimally invasive procedure that can easily be done in our office. In fact, most of our patients won’t even need anesthetic in order to have the work done. We will examine your teeth to ensure that bonding is right for you. If your front teeth are extensively damaged or decayed, we may recommend additional treatment.
What happens during the Dental Bonding procedure?
The process will begin by smoothing or roughing up the surface of the front tooth. We then apply a bonding gel to this area and place the composite resin. The resin is matched to the color of the tooth, ensuring that it blends in seamlessly without looking out of place. We then light cure the bonding with a special dental tool so that it hardens the material. Bonding is durable and can be brushed and flossed around as you would your natural teeth. You can expect the material to last for about a decade before you’ll need to have it replaced.
If you think you might benefit from dental bonding, call us today to speak with one of our professional and highly trained team members for further assistance.