Don’t Let Small Imperfections Remain When You Can Use Dental Bonding

Dental BondingWe provide dental bonding and use it on a regular basis to improve our patients’ smiles. This is an easy procedure and can be completed in one appointment. Other solutions like dental veneers and dental crowns also cover imperfections, but they are more invasive and take longer to place. This is because they both require a portion of the enamel to be removed from the surface of the tooth prior to using the bonding material. If you are looking for a faster, less invasive, and more affordable way to improve your smile, try dental bonding.

What Dental Bonding Can Do for You

A bonding procedure is incredibly versatile. We can use it by itself or in conjunction with shaping, where a portion of the enamel is removed so an imperfection can be dealt with. For example, if a tooth juts out too far, a portion may be removed by shaping it and then applying bonding to protect the tooth and finish the transformation. Bonding can also be used to cover dark stains that are not responding to a whitening treatment, to close small gaps in between teeth, and to correct teeth that have been chipped or cracked. The bonding material can even be applied when teeth look dull, have lost their luster, or appear aged in general. These are only a few of the ways dental bonding can improve the appearance of teeth.

Dental Bonding: The Procedure

This is one of the least invasive dental procedures you can have. To get started, all we will need to do is roughen the surface of your teeth. Unlike the process of getting dental veneers or crowns, your natural enamel will remain in place. We will select the right shade for your bonding material since it is tooth-colored and must blend in with your surrounding teeth in order to appear natural. Next, we will apply the bonding material to your tooth and mold it until it has the perfect shape. It will then be hardened in place.

The procedure itself will not cause you any discomfort, and it can be completed in one visit. This makes bonding incredibly popular and an ideal solution for busy adults and children. No anesthesia is required because your natural enamel remains intact. This procedure is a good choice if you are looking for a quick fix. However, you should note that bonding material typically will not last as long as a veneer or crown. It can, but typically, if you are looking for a procedure that will last the longest, a dental crown is your best bet. Still, given how easy the procedure is to complete, it is a wise option for a variety of reasons. It is important to note that the dentist performing the procedure needs to be skilled at doing so. Since the material is shaped and hardened on the spot, your restoration will either look beautifully natural or out of place, depending on the skill of your dentist. We work with bonding material all the time, and our patients are always thrilled with the results. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, give us a call.