Complete Guide to Dental Bonding

Posted by SOOS CREEK DENTAL on Mar 8 2023, 06:26 AM

Dental bonding is done to improve the appearance of teeth and is most effective when treating front teeth that are visible when you smile or talk. A tooth-colored resin is applied and hardened with a special light, then shaped and polished for a natural-looking finish. The bond is not as strong as a natural tooth, so it isn’t recommended to bite into hard or sticky foods; however, the bonded surface can be polished with toothpaste to maintain a bright appearance for several years.

Dental bonding also helps treat chips, cracks, gaps, discolorations, and other cosmetic issues. The material comes in a wide variety of shades and can be matched to the color of your natural teeth to ensure a seamless blend. 

Dental Bonding Process Explained

During the dental bonding procedure, your cosmetic dentist will apply a thin layer of tooth-colored composite material to the tooth. This material will be molded and shaped until it looks like a natural part of your smile. The dentist will then harden the material with a special light. Once hardened, the composite will remain bonded to your tooth and can be used to fill chips or cracks in your teeth. It can even be used to correct the appearance of minor cosmetic flaws such as misshapen teeth or small gaps between your teeth. With proper care, dental bonding results can last up to ten years.

Dental Bonding Benefits

Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that can fix small imperfections in your teeth. It is typically less expensive than other tooth restorations, like dental crowns. However, you’ll need to get a touch-up treatment every five to eight years to keep your teeth looking healthy. Also called direct composite bonding or tooth bonding, dental bonding can improve the appearance of your smile in just one appointment. You can completely transform your smile with this procedure. You’ll love the improvements you see!

Bonding is a great way to repair minor issues, including chips, cracks, discolorations, gaps, and misshapen teeth. It can also reshape a tooth if it has been worn down by age or grinding. It is even used to fill cavities in some instances. It’s also a good option for patients who don’t have time for more invasive procedures, such as veneers. It doesn’t require any preparation on your teeth beforehand because it’s only done on the surface of the tooth. Plus, it’s a lot less expensive than other options.

To learn more about dental bonding, schedule a consultation with Dr. Singh by calling Soos Creek Dental at (253) 631-8241 or visiting our office located at 17615 SE 272nd St, Covington, WA 98042

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