What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic and restorative option that helps cover imperfections at the front of your smile. Bonding is most often used to fill in areas that have chipped, cracked or for large gaps and spaces between front teeth. Bonding is noninvasive and normally requires little to no anesthetic. Your new dental bonding can last for up to 10 years before it should be replaced.
Why is Dental Bonding needed?
Dental bonding is a highly-regarding cosmetic option that’s been used for years in the dental field. Bonding material, which is often composite resin, is matched to your existing teeth so that it blends seamlessly. Some of the most common reasons for needing bonding include:
- Cracked and chipped teeth
- Large gaps and spaces between front teeth
- Uneven teeth
- Stains and discoloration
What makes you a good candidate for Dental Bonding?
The bonding procedure is easy and quick, so it’s ideal for most patients wanting to perfect their smile. The procedure is more cost-effective when compared to other options because it uses the same material that is used using filling procedures. To determine if you’d benefit from dental bonding, you will come in for an exam so that we can examine your teeth. Most patients who want bonding and feel they would benefit from it can easily have the procedure done.
What happens during the Dental Bonding procedure?
The first step is preparing the tooth for the bonding material. Once the tooth is completely prepared, the composite resin is placed over the tooth and smoothed out. This intricate detail work is done so that the bonding looks and even feels like a natural tooth. The material is then hardened with a specialized curing light. Once cured, your new bonding is in place and can last for many years. Bonding is relatively resilient and durable, so you can still brush and floss normally to keep your teeth healthy.
If you are interested in dental bonding and would like to learn more about your treatment options, call our office today and we will be happy to answer your questions.