When is Dental Bonding the Best Option for Dental Imperfections?
Posted on 3/30/2020 by Ranches Family Dental
Have you wondered if bonding may be for you? If so, you will want to read the following information about how dental bonding is used.
This conservative form of preserving and improving the smile is an ideal way to enhance the looks of your teeth if they have been chipped, cracked, discolored, or need to be reshaped. Bonding uses a plastic resin to repair decayed teeth or other dental flaws. The bonding material is then hardened with a special light.
Are You a good Candidate for Bonding?
You may be a good candidate for bonding if you need to fill cavities with a composite resin or you have a chipped or cracked tooth. You may also consider bonding if your teeth have yellowed or you wish to close up some gaps between your teeth. Bonding may also be used if you wish to make your teeth appear longer or want to reshape them. This type of dental material can also be used instead of amalgam fillings. Bonding may also be recommended if a part of a tooth's root has been exposed, due to gum recession.
What Happens during Bonding
If you discover that this procedure will fix your specific dental problem, you usually do not need anesthesia, unless bonding involves filling a decayed tooth or drilling is involved. Patients can refer to a shade guide to select a composite resin that will match their teeth's color. During bonding, the surface of the tooth is roughened, and a special liquid is applied to support the resin. A light or laser is used to cure the material and harden it. After the resin hardens, it is trimmed and shaped and polished. Expect to spend about 30 to 60 minutes when undergoing this type of dental procedure.
If you would like to know more about bonding, call our office today. We recommend bonding for anyone who wants to improve their smile by using a conservative approach. By setting an appointment for a consultation, you can learn more about bonding and improve your smile in a small amount of time.