What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding can help to repair and enhance your natural smile. Using composite resin material, we are able to build up in areas that are lacking healthy tooth structure. This might be an area that has chipped or broken off, or an area that has a large space in between the teeth. Bonding can last for about a decade before it should be replaced with new material.
Why is Dental Bonding needed?
Dental bonding is a type of cosmetic procedure and is done on otherwise healthy teeth. It can be done to repair teeth that have been damaged in some way or to enhance your natural smile. Some reasons you may consider bonding include:
- You have gaps and spaces between your teeth
- Your front teeth have chipped or slightly broken
- You have slight discoloration or staining
Who is a candidate for Dental Bonding?
Bonding is relatively noninvasive, and most patients won’t even need anesthetic in order to place the new material. Because of this, most people are good candidates for bonding. The material used is matched with your existing smile so that it blends in seamlessly. We will perform an exam to help in identifying the need for dental bonding.
What happens during the Dental Bonding procedure?
We begin by applying a bonding agent to the tooth needing to be bonded. We then work to apply composite resin to the area after carefully matching it to your teeth. The material is blended and smoothed into place so that it looks completely natural. Once this is done, we cure the bonding material using a bright light. This prevents the bonding from falling out of place or shifting. You can treat your new bonding the same way you would the rest of your teeth. You can and should consider having the bonding replaced after about 10 years or as it shows signs of wear or damage.
If you think you might need dental bonding, call us today so that we can get you in as soon as possible for a consultation.