Many of us desire to achieve the smile of our dreams. Sometimes, a smile imperfection may make you feel uncomfortable about the appearance of your teeth or gums. In such situations, a cosmetic dental procedure like dental bonding can provide a viable, affordable treatment. Dental bonding can correct many minor tooth defects and give you the self-confidence to show off those pearly whites.
Read on to learn about the dental bonding process.
Dental bonding is the application of a tooth-colored composite resin to one or several of your teeth to repair tooth damage. The procedure is termed bonding because the material bonds to the tooth and effectively restores the appearance of your teeth. It's a relatively painless and straightforward procedure that can be done in a single visit.
Dental bonding has many applications. It can be used to address:
In the procedure, a tooth-colored composite resin is made to adhere to a tooth that's broken, chipped, or decayed. The resin is then hardened and set through a special light. Finally, the resin is buffed and polished to the preferred shape and finish.
Your dentist will use a bright, usually blue light, or laser to harden the material. Once this material hardens, it will be further trimmed, shaped, and polished to match the shine of the remaining tooth surface.
If you notice a crack or stain on any of your teeth, call us today to set up an appointment with us.