Dental Bonding Can Create A Beautiful Smile!

Dental Bonding Can Create A Beautiful Smile!

August 17, 2018

Do you have a chipped tooth, gaps in your teeth, stains, sensitivity or tooth decay? Then Dental Bonding is for you! Dental Bonding is one of the most important cosmetic & restorative dental procedures out there.

What Exactly is Dental Bonding?

Dental Bonding is the application of bonding dental composites to your affected tooth. Dental composites are resin based composites that can be shaped and colored to fit your affected area. The composites help facilitate desired change in your teeth, whether it be cosmetic or restorative. The outcome of this procedure is a positive aesthetic or functional change to your teeth.

How Does it Work?

The procedure is straightforward and can be completed in a single appointment. Depending on the purpose of the work, it may or may not require the application of anesthesia. If the procedure is intended to fix a more serious issue, like tooth decay or nerve damage, anesthesia will be applied. If the goal is a cosmetic change, like fixing a chipped tooth or closing a gap in your teeth, anesthesia is not necessary.

What Does the Procedure Look Like?

In about 30 minutes to an hour, the look and feel of your teeth can magically change.

  • A composite shade will be picked to match the color of your existing tooth.
  • Using a phosphoric acid aid, your tooth is then slightly scraped to roughen the surface.

This is done so that the composite resin applied to your damaged tooth has a surface to easily stick to.

  • Now ready, the dental composite is carefully applied to your tooth. It is molded and shaped to ensure it matches with your tooth shape.
  • UV light is then used to harden the material.
  • Finally, and most importantly, the dentist adjusts the composite to remove any excess material and achieve aesthetic perfection.

Whether it’s feeling better about an aesthetic issue or a physical trauma, dental bonding will leave you with a brand new smile!