What is Dental Bonding?
Bonding is a cosmetic procedure that involves placing a composite resin material over damaged or compromised areas at the front of your smile. You might choose to have bonding done if you have chips, cracks or spaces between front teeth. Other patients choose this cosmetic option when they’re looking for a quick and easy way to cover deep stains and discoloration. Bonding can easily last for about 10 years before replacement is recommended.
Why is Dental Bonding needed?
Bonding can be applied to healthy adult teeth. It can cover a range of imperfections that may cause you to feel badly about your appearance. Some of the things that bonding can cover include:
- Spaces and gaps
- Chips, cracks or small breaks
- Discoloration or stains
- Uneven-looking teeth
Who is a good candidate for Dental Bonding?
In order for bonding to be effective, the teeth need to be otherwise healthy enough to undergo this cosmetic treatment. If there is decay or other issues with the teeth, we may recommend other treatment options prior to bonding being done. Bonding is best suited for adult patients. We carefully match the color of the composite resin to ensure it blends in well with the rest of your smile.
What can you expect with Dental Bonding?
We begin the procedure by buffing the tooth to make room for the new bonding. A bonding gel is applied to the teeth and washed away. The composite resin is then placed over the tooth and smoothed into place. Once the material has been carefully detailed, we will cure it into place with a special light. This light hardens the bonding to prevent it from falling away or shifting out of place. Once the procedure is finished, your new bonding will last for about a decade before it can be replaced. Bonding is a great way to transform your smile without the need for anesthetic or more invasive procedures.
If you’re ready to change your smile with bonding, call our office today and we will be happy to get you in for an appointment.