Enhance Your Smile
Dental bonding is a popular type of cosmetic dental procedure that enhances the appearance of cracked, chipped, misshapen or discolored teeth. Bonding is also useful for other types of dentistry. Cosmetic dental bonding involves the application of a composite resin that can help teeth appear more white or correct minor visible issues.
Dental bonds are somewhat like shallow fillings. Although they are not as strong as dental crowns or veneers, they make a suitable treatment option for many patients. Most patients have dental bonds placed on the front teeth, which are more visible.
When might I need dental bonding?
Your dentist may recommend that you undergo dental bonding if you are dealing with any of the following:
- Exposed tooth root due to gum recession
- Stained teeth
- Tooth decay
- Minor chips or cracks
- Overly short teeth or teeth with gaps between them
What To Expect
Most dental bonding procedures take up to an hour to complete. Unless your dental bonding procedure involves filling a cavity, no anesthetic should be needed.
Your dentist will begin by brushing tooth surfaces using a gel or liquid that etches the tooth, increasing the adhesion of the bonding material to your teeth.
Next, your dentist will begin actually applying the composite material to your teeth in several layers. They will shine a special blue light onto the composite to harden it.
Finally, your dentist will shape and polish the bonded tooth. This ensures that the bonded tooth is smooth and will not scrape against your tongue or mouth.
Is dental bonding painful?
No. The process of receiving dental bonds is not painful, and recovery involves no pain. If you should notice that your bonded tooth feels jagged or you have an uncomfortable bite, let your dentist know right away.
Is there any downtime involved?
You should be able to return home and return to your regular activities right after your dental bonding treatment.
How should I care for my dental bonds?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that will improve the appearance of your teeth and smile. Although bonding is effective, it is not considered to be a permanent treatment. The bonding material will eventually experience some wear and tear. You may find that your dental bonds require touch-ups or replacement within three to 10 years.
Schedule Your Consultation
Are you ready to improve the appearance of your teeth and smile with dental bonding? Please contact our office at your earliest convenience to book your dental bonding consultation.