What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding can cosmetically enhance your smile by correcting minor imperfections on the front teeth. Issues like cracks, chipped teeth, gaps and spaces can all benefit from dental bonding. Bonding uses a material known as composite resin to match your existing teeth. The bonding is placed over the problem area, smoothed into place and then cured with a bright light to keep it from falling out. Most bonding can last for about a decade before any type of replacement is needed.
Why is Dental Bonding needed?
The reason dental bonding may be needed is because you are unhappy with your smile. You might have minor imperfections that need to be covered, but you don’t necessarily need extensive dental work. These imperfections include:
- Gaps and spaces
- Chips and cracks
- Discoloration and stains
- Uneven teeth
Who is a candidate for Dental Bonding?
Most patients are good candidates for dental bonding. The procedure itself is helpful in that it prevents the need for more invasive procedures. We will conduct an examination to determine if you might benefit from bonding. Bonding often requires little to no anesthetic because of how simple it is to do in the office.
What happens during the Dental Bonding procedure?
The bonding procedure begins by applying a bonding gel to the area needing the work. We then carefully remove the gel, place the perfectly-matched composite resin and smooth it into place. The next step is to carefully detail the resin to ensure that the finished tooth looks as natural as possible. We cure the composite with a bright light to keep it from falling out of place. The process is repeated on any other tooth that requires bonding. Most often, anesthetic isn’t needed unless we need to smooth out an area or are doing more extensive bonding. Your new bonding will last for roughly a decade before you may need to replace it.
If you think you might benefit from dental bonding and want to know more about the procedure, call us today so that we can get you in for an appointment.