What is Dental Bonding?
Bonding cosmetically helps to enhance your front teeth when they are cracked, chipped or unevenly spaced. Bonding uses high-quality composite resin to carefully fill in missing areas of healthy tooth structure. Because the bonding is matched to your smile, no one will even know it’s there. Most bonding can last for many years before replacement is advised.
Why is Dental Bonding needed?
Dental bonding is ideal for patients who have otherwise healthy teeth. The materials used are safe, effective and durable. Some of the reasons you’d want to consider bonding include:
- Your front teeth are cracked or slightly broken
- You have spaces and gaps between your teeth
- Your teeth are uneven or jagged-looking
- You have some slight staining and discoloration
Who is a candidate for Dental Bonding?
We can examine your teeth to determine if bonding is right for you. If teeth are too severely damaged, we may suggest other treatments like a crown or veneers. However, most people who want bonding can easily have the procedure done in our office.
What happens during Dental Bonding?
We begin by applying a bonding gel to the tooth. The composite is matched with your existing teeth and applied to the area. We then smooth out the composite so that it blends in well with the rest of the tooth. It is cured into place with a bright light to prevent it from moving or shifting out of place. Your brand new bonding will transform your smile and can last for years. You can treat your bonding the same way you would any of your other natural teeth. The procedure is easier than most people think, and little to absolutely no anesthetic is required in order to place the material and cure it into place.
If you think you’d benefit from dental bonding, call us today and we can get you in for a quick and convenient appointment.