What is Dental Bonding?
Bonding is a cosmetic procedure that can fill in flawed areas at the front of your smile. Bonding material is made of composite resin, which is perfectly matched to your existing teeth. This prevents the bonding from standing out so that you have an even, flawless smile. Bonding is a noninvasive procedure that often does not even require local anesthetic.
Why is Dental Bonding needed?
Dental bonding is a quick cosmetic option for filling in flaws and imperfections at the front of your smile. It’s best suited for otherwise healthy adult patients wanting to avoid the work and expense of other procedures. Some things that bonding can cover include:
- Areas of discoloration and staining
- Chips and cracks
- Gaps and spaces
- Uneven teeth (one being much shorter than others)
Who is a good candidate for Dental Bonding?
Because bonding is noninvasive and can be done easily in-office, it’s suitable for most adult patients. The tooth that will be receiving the bonding should be otherwise healthy and free of decay. If a cavity is found, a filling is required before the bonding can be done. Bonding is long-lasting and can stay on the tooth for up to a decade before it’s easily replaced.
What happens during the Dental Bonding procedure?
We first match the material being used to your current teeth. This improves the bonding’s ability to blend in with your smile to create a flawless finish. We then apply the bonding to the tooth and smooth it into place. Small details are made to mimic the look and feel of the actual tooth. The material is then cured and hardened into place so that it is not able to move or shift out of place. The bonding should not require any special treatment in order to keep looking its best. It will stay in place for up to 10 years before it can be replaced in the same manner it was initially applied.
If you think you might need dental bonding, call us today and we can help to answer all of your questions.