What is Dental Bonding?
Bonding is a type of cosmetic procedure that aims to improve the look of your smile. If your front teeth are cracked, chipped, uneven or have spaces and gaps between them, a composite resin material can be used to enhance the look of these teeth. Bonding is durable and can easily last for 10 or more years with the proper care. Bonding is done to complement your existing smile and is noninvasive in nature.
Why would Dental Bonding be needed?
The reason you may want or need bonding is because one or more of your front teeth are chipped or slightly cracked. Many patients choose bonding because they have gaps and spaces between their teeth. You might even benefit from bonding if your front teeth are uneven-looking, with some being significantly shorter than the others. Bonding is one of the easiest and most effective cosmetic procedures available currently when it comes to enhancing the front of your smile.
Who is a good candidate for Dental Bonding?
Most patients who need or want bonding can safely have the procedure done. We can examine your teeth to determine if you might benefit from bonding. Because bonding is so noninvasive, most patients can benefit from having it done. Your front teeth should be otherwise healthy in order for bonding to be effective. Your new bonding can last for about a decade before replacement may be needed.
What happens during the Dental Bonding process?
The dental bonding procedure begins by slightly filing down the front teeth and smoothing out any sharp edges. We then apply a bonding gel to the tooth and wash it away. This bonding gel helps to hold onto the composite resin material, keeping it firmly in place. We match the existing tooth with the material being used and place it over the area. The material is smoothed and detailed into place before being cured with a bright light. The process is repeated for any other teeth that may need bonding work done.
If you would like to learn more about dental bonding, call our office today to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members.