Dental bonding is a fast and effective way to solve a wide variety of cosmetic issues. Made from tooth-coloured resin, dental bonding can repair decayed, chipped, or cracked teeth, change the shape or length of teeth, cover an exposed root, or close the space between teeth. The result is a natural appearance and a stronger tooth.
Receiving a Dental Bonding
If you think dental bonding might be the right option for your needs, you can receive a consultation at our clinic. We will examine your teeth and gums, which will include an X-ray to check the condition of your teeth under the gums. We will discuss other potential options to ensure dental bonding is the best solution.
For the procedure, anesthesia is unnecessary and your tooth needs no preparation. An exception is when bonding is for a cavity, in which case we will first need to remove the decay.
We will choose the right shade of composite resin for the bonding to match your teeth exactly. We will apply this material directly to your tooth and sculpt it into shape. We will then check your bite before curing the material with an ultraviolet light.
Advantages of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding has several advantages over other cosmetic treatments. For one thing, the treatment only requires one appointment, unless you are receiving bonding on multiple teeth. Another advantage is that we remove no enamel from your teeth, unlike crowns and veneers. Finally, dental bonding is inexpensive, making it ideal for minor defects or as a short-term solution for more extensive problems.
Maintaining Bonded Teeth
Care for teeth with dental bonding just like your natural teeth. Good oral hygiene, such as brushing twice a day and eating a healthy diet, are critical. You should also only use your teeth to bite food, never hard objects like fingernails and pens.