What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a procedure that involves adding resin material to a tooth that has chipped, cracked or broken. The procedure is even helpful for patients who have gaps and spaces between their teeth. Bonding is a minimally invasive procedure, and most patients won’t even require anesthetic in order to perform treatment. You can expect the bonding to last for a decade or longer depending on the amount of wear it receives.
Why would Dental Bonding be needed?
The reason you might need to have bonding done is because one or more of your front teeth have chipped or broken. Rather than place a full crown, we can build up in the area where you’re missing tooth. Another reason for many patients wanting bonding is because they have unsightly gaps and spaces between their teeth. Bonding helps to close up these spaces, improving the overall look of your smile.
Who is a candidate for Dental Bonding?
Bonding is a great choice for patients wanting a quick cosmetic option. Because bonding is minimally invasive, most patients won’t even need an anesthetic in order to provide treatment. Older bonding can be replaced as it begins to show signs of wear. Your new bonding can help to enhance your smile and improve the way that it looks.
What happens during the Dental Bonding process?
We begin the procedure by applying a bonding gel to the area where it is needed. We then work to apply a composite resin to the tooth. This resin is matched to your tooth’s color so that it looks completely natural. We delicately smooth the resin into place and then cure it with a special dental light. You can brush your teeth normally and floss around the bonding as you would your normal teeth. Your new bonding will be able to last for about a decade before you may want to consider replacing it.
If you’re interested in learning more about dental bonding, call us today to speak with one of our knowledgeable and friendly team members.