Dental bonding uses a tooth-colored resin to fix imperfections in a tooth. Bonding can be used in a variety of ways and can help many patients.
Why Would You Need Dental Bonding?
Some of the most popular reasons for using dental bonding include:
- Eliminate small gaps between teeth
- Repair cracks or chips
- Fill in large cavities
- Modify a tooth by enlarging or elongating it in order to match other teeth
- Cover a root that is exposed due to the recession of the gums
Who Qualifies for Dental Bonding?
The vast majority of patients can benefit from dental bonding. Many patients may not be ready to commit to veneers, which are more involved of a procedure and more expensive, so dental bonding becomes a great alternative. After a consultation with your dentist, they can go into more detail about the benefits of bonding and what issues it can fix for you.
How Is Dental Bonding Done?
In many instances, dental bonding can be done in the same appointment that an issue is discovered since it does not require as much planning as something like veneers or a dental crown. To apply it to a tooth, your dentist will first use special equipment to slightly roughen the surface of the tooth. Then, several layers of the bonding resin are applied to the tooth. Your dentist will shape the material in order to help it achieve its desired result.
A light is then used to harden the resin and to strengthen it further. To finish, it is buffed and shined to bring out the look of a natural tooth. In on session, you can strengthen, whiten and repair a tooth. A Smile 4 U offers dental bonding, veneers and several other options!