What is Dental Bonding?
Bonding is a cosmetic procedure that is specifically done to enhance your smile. Bonding uses composite resin tooth-colored material to effective fill in gaps, spaces and chipped areas on your front teeth. Bonding is minimally invasive, and many of our patients won’t even need local anesthetic in order to place the material. Your new bonding can easily last for roughly 10 or more years before it should be replaced.
Why would Dental Bonding be needed?
There are a few reasons for why bonding might be the best option for you. If your front teeth are chipped, slightly broken or cracked, we can place bonding to essentially fill in these missing areas of tooth. For other patients, they might have gaps and spaces between their teeth that are causing them to feel badly about their appearance. Bonding restores your smile to a beautiful, flawless look.
What makes you a candidate for Dental Bonding?
Because dental bonding is a minimally invasive procedure, it is often a great choice for many of our patients. Bonding is most often applied to the front teeth, and your smile should be otherwise healthy enough to have the material placed. Most patients who want or need bonding can easily sit for the procedure. Older bonding can and should be replaced as soon as it begins to look worn or damaged.
What can you expect during the Dental Bonding procedure?
The bonding procedure begins by slightly filing down the tooth and smoothing any rough edges. We then apply a bonding gel to help the material adhere to the tooth. The composite resin is matched specifically to your smile so that no one will even know it’s in place. The material is then placed over the tooth and carefully smoothed out so that it looks as natural as possible. The resin is cured with a bright light several times before the cosmetic procedure is considered finished. You can treat your new bonding as you would the rest of your teeth, and you’ll want to replace it after about 10 years.
If you’d like to learn more about dental bonding and how it can enhance your smile, call us today so that we can answer all of your questions.