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What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding can be done to improve the look of the front of your smile. This procedure uses a tooth-colored composite material that is used to cover up damaged areas or spaces. You can use bonding to fill gaps, spaces and to cover up areas that have chipped, cracked or look uneven. Most bonding material will last for about a decade before full replacement is necessary.
Why would Dental Bonding be necessary?
You might benefit from bonding if you have gaps, spaces and chips on your front teeth. Rather than undergo more invasive treatment, the bonding can be applied without the need for anesthetic. Because bonding lasts a long time, many of our patients find it to be a suitable cosmetic option. Bonding is most often done on the front teeth.
What makes you a candidate for Dental Bonding?
We will examine your teeth to determine if bonding is necessary. If you do need bonding, we recommend having it done as soon as possible to prevent further damage to a tooth that has chipped or cracked. If you have older bonding, we might advise you to have it replaced as it begins to show signs of disrepair.
What happens during the Dental Bonding procedure?
We start by smoothing out any sharp or jagged edges. A bonding gel is applied to this area and a composite resin is added to begin the bonding process. We smooth the bonding out so that it looks flawless and natural. It is then cured with a special bright light that hardens the resin material. You can brush and floss around the bonding as you would any of your other teeth. You can expect the new bonding to last for about a decade before it is a good idea that it be replaced. Bonding can easily enhance your smile with little to no anesthetic required for it to be done.
If you’d like to schedule an appointment to have bonding work done, call us today so that we can get you into our office as soon as possible.