Dental bonding is a fast and inexpensive way to correct any damage or imperfections with you may have with your teeth. This procedure is a wonderful alternative to dental veneers. Since dental bonding can be done in one visit at our dental office, it is one of the most popular forms of dental cosmetology.
Dental Bonding can be used to:
- Close gaps between teeth
- Lengthen teeth
- Improve the shape
- Fix a damaged or cracked tooth
The end result makes achieving the smile you always wanted easy and painless. The typical time to bond a tooth usually takes only about an hour for the whole procedure to be completed. One day is all it takes for you to have your brand new smile.
How is Dental Bonding Done?
Tooth bonding is typically done in one visit to our dentist. The process can take anywhere from 30-60 minutes per tooth and it is not an in-depth, or painful process. If bonding is being used to fill a cavity, our dentist may use a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable for the procedure.
Before the bonding process begins, our dentist will give you a tooth shade guide, and will help you match the bonding material to your other teeth so the newly bonded tooth will blend nicely.
Step 1: Using a shade guide, our dentist will choose the right shade of resin that is the closest match to the color of your tooth.
Step 2: The tooth is slightly abraded to roughen the surface. To help the bonding stick, the chafing is followed by a light coat of a conditioning liquid that is special for this procedure.
Step 3: Once the tooth has been prepared, the putty-like resin will be applied and smoothed out until it reaches the right shape of your tooth.
Step 4: To stabilize the material inside of your mouth, an ultraviolet laser or light is used for hardening.
Step 5: The finishing touch from our dentist will be some extra trimming, shaping and a little polishing to make sure the tooth is utterly indistinguishable.