What is Dental Bonding?
Bonding is a cosmetic procedure that utilizes composite resin material to enhance and perfect the front of your smile. It is best for teeth that have chipped or slightly cracked or teeth that have gaps and spaces between them. Bonding is done to mimic the feel and look of your natural smile, so no one will even notice that the material has been placed. You will find that most bonding lasts for a decade or longer with the proper care.
Why is Dental Bonding needed?
The most common reason for needing bonding is because you’ve either chipped a tooth or you have gaps and spaces between one or more front teeth. Bonding is a noninvasive procedure, so most patients won’t even need anesthetic in order to place the material. Bonding provides you with cosmetic benefits so that your smile looks fuller and healthier. Bonding can be beneficial for patients of all ages who need minor cosmetic work done.
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Who is a candidate for Dental Bonding?
To determine if bonding is necessary, we’ll examine your teeth and look for any signs of damage or imperfections. Bonding can last for many years before showing signs of wear. If you have older bonding on your teeth, we can remove and replace it easily in our office. Most patients who need bonding can safely have the procedure done and benefit from a fuller, healthier smile.
What happens during Dental Bonding?
We start by preparing the tooth or area to receive the composite resin bonding material. We then apply an etching gel to the tooth to help the material adhere more firmly. We match the color of the resin to the color of your natural teeth for a flawless finish. The material is added to the tooth and carefully smoothed and detailed into place. We cure the resin with a special bright light that hardens it and prevents it from falling away. It’s important to brush your bonding and floss around it as you would your natural teeth.
If you’d like to learn more about dental bonding and how it can benefit your smile, call us today to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members.