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Dental Bonding

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is designed to improve the look of your smile. If your front teeth are chipped, slightly cracked or if you have gaps and spaces between them, bonding can essentially cover these imperfections. The procedure is noninvasive and most patients won’t even need anesthetic in order to place the bonding material. You can expect the bonding to last for roughly 10 years before it’ll need to be replaced.

Why Is Dental Bonding Needed?

The reason you might need dental bonding is because your teeth are slightly chipped, cracked or uneven. Many patients who have gaps and spaces between their teeth will benefit from bonding, since it helps to fill in these areas. Bonding offers many cosmetic benefits and can truly transform the look of your smile. Bonding material can be applied to one or more of your front teeth as needed.

Who Is A Candidate For Dental Bonding?

To determine if you’d benefit from bonding, we’ll examine your teeth. Bonding is best for otherwise healthy front teeth in need of slight cosmetic assistance. If your front teeth are severely damaged or decayed, we’ll typically recommend other treatments. Bonding can easily last for about a decade and once it begins to show signs of wear, we’ll recommend removing the old material and placing new composite resin.

What Happens During The Dental Bonding Procedure?

The bonding procedure will begin by slightly buffing the tooth and applying an etching gel to improve material adhesion. We then match the color of the resin being used to the color of your tooth. The composite resin is then applied to the tooth, smoothed into place and finely detailed to mimic the look and feel of a natural tooth. This ensures that the bonding looks seamless and won’t stand out. The material is then cured with a special dental light to prevent it from falling or breaking away.

If you would like to learn more about how dental bonding is done, call our office today so that we can get you in for a consultation appointment.