What is Dental Bonding?
Bonding is a cosmetic procedure that can enhance your smile and fix minor imperfections. If your teeth are chipped, cracked, spaced or are uneven, we can apply a bonding material to the tooth to repair the flaw and improve the way that your smile looks. Bonding is a long-term cosmetic solution, since it can last for up to 10 years before replacement is needed. Bonding is often done on one or more of the front teeth and is less invasive than other cosmetic procedures.
Why is Dental Bonding needed?
The main reason for needing dental bonding is because your front teeth have minor flaws. Most often, a chipped tooth or cracked tooth can be repaired with bonding. It’s not uncommon for patients to wait to fill in a gap or space between their teeth with bonding material. The material used is matched perfectly to your existing smile so that it doesn’t stand out.
Who is a candidate for Dental Bonding?
Dr. Ally can examine your teeth to determine if bonding is the best choice for you. Bonding is often done on just one or two teeth. If you have major flaws at the front of your smile, we may suggest other treatments that are better fit to your needs. Most patients who want bonding can safely and easily have the procedure done.
What happens during the Dental Bonding process?
Depending on the patient and the type of work needing to be done, local anesthetic may not be needed. Dr. Ally will smooth out the small area of the tooth that will be receiving the bonding. A bonding gel agent is then placed over the tooth and a composite resin material is matched and placed on the tooth itself. Dr. Ally carefully smooths out and details the bonding to ensure it looks natural. It is then cured with a bright light and hardened into place. Your new bonding can last for up to a decade before it may need to be replaced.
If you would like to learn more about bonding and how it can benefit your smile, call us today to schedule a convenient appointment.