What is Dental Bonding?
Bonding is a type of cosmetic procedure that works to improve your smile, covering imperfections in your tooth enamel. Unlike veneers, bonding can be tooth-specific, so that small flaws are covered without changing every one of your front teeth. Bonding uses composite resin material, matched to your existing teeth, to perfectly blend into your smile. It’s not uncommon for most bonding work to last for more than a decade before replacement is needed.
Why would Dental Bonding be needed?
Bonding is noninvasive, with most patients not requiring any anesthetic to have the work done. It is often done on one or more of the front teeth, enhancing the look of one’s natural smile. Some things that bonding can help cover include:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Slight stains and discoloration
- Gaps and spaces between teeth
- Uneven, unsightly teeth
Who is a candidate for Dental Bonding?
Bonding is typically done on just the front teeth, so Dr. Ferdkoff will first examine your smile to determine if the procedure is the right choice for you. If your teeth are decayed, we will recommend other treatments before bonding is done. The procedure is typically done on adult teeth, but some pediatric patients and teens will find bonding helpful in improving their smile. Typically, no anesthetic is used, and your tooth is not damaged or compromised in the process of completing the bonding work.
What happens during the Dental Bonding process?
The dental bonding procedure begins by smoothing out jagged and sharp edges of the tooth. Dr. Ferdkoff will then apply a bonding agent to the teeth, followed by the composite resin. The composite will match perfectly with your smile, preventing it from looking out of place. The next step is to smooth and detail the material, ensuring that it blends in well. Next, the material is hardened with a bright curing light several times. Finally, any final adjustments are made to the new bonding, and you’ll be ready to see your fully transformed smile.
If you think you might be interested in dental bonding, and want to learn more about the process, call us today so our staff members can further assist you. We offer extended hours to fit easily into your family’s schedule.