What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to enhance the front of your smile. Bonding material, which is typically made of composite resin, is applied to areas that have chipped, cracked or that have large gaps and spaces. Bonding is durable and applied to look realistic and seamless. You can expect your bonding to last for 10 or more years while providing you with comfortable daily wear.
Why would Dental Bonding be needed?
Dental bonding is often best for otherwise healthy adult teeth that have minor flaws and imperfections. These flaws may include chips and cracks, areas of discoloration or staining as well as gaps and spaces between the teeth themselves. Bonding typically requires little to no anesthetic, so it’s a safe option for patients wanting a complete change to their smile. Your bonding is durable and can be maintained as you would any of your natural teeth.
Who is a candidate for Dental Bonding?
Bonding is ideal for most patients needing to have work done. We will examine your teeth to determine if bonding is necessary. We recommend that bonding be applied to otherwise healthy adult teeth. If you need older bonding replaced, this can easily be done in our office at your own convenience.
What happens during the Dental Bonding procedure?
We will begin by smoothing the front teeth and preparing them for the bonding material. We then apply a bonding gel to the teeth as well as the composite resin material. The material is matched perfectly to your teeth so that it looks as natural as possible. We will then work to smooth the composite resin into place. It’s then cured with a bright light to prevent it from moving or shifting out of place. You can expect the new bonding to last for about 10 years before it may need to be replaced.
If you would like to learn more about dental bonding and how it can benefit your smile, call us today to schedule a convenient appointment with one of our friendly staff members.