Tooth BondingAn Overview
Tooth bonding can be the perfect solution for a wide range of dental health and cosmetic related concerns. An economical, easy and quick procedure, tooth bonding is completed during a single visit. Our team of experienced cosmetic and restorative dentists at Great Smile Dental can use skilled artistry to change the appearance of your smile or improve oral health with a tooth bonding procedure.
A less expensive alternative to porcelain veneers for cosmetic concerns, tooth bonding is also used to repair chipped or cracked teeth. It is often recommended for younger patients and adult patients with minor problems to address or those not ready for the larger commitment required with dental veneers.
Tooth bonding can be used for:
- Chipped teeth, cracked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Misshapen tooth
- Worn teeth, often due to teeth grinding
Tooth Bonding What to Expect
The tooth bonding process is similar in many ways to a dental filling. Most patients are comfortable with a local anesthetic during this minimally invasive treatment.
We will begin by cleaning the area and tooth/teeth to be treated and planning the color and shape of the restoration for a natural looking result. Your dentist will remove a very small amount of the tooth’s surface enamel to accommodate the composite material and allow a secure bond. The composite resin is placed on the tooth and sculpted into the desired shape.
We will check to see if your bite feels comfortable and that the new bonding material is not impacting any neighboring teeth before sealing the material. The surface of your newly bonded teeth will be polished and you will leave the office with a beautiful new smile.
Tooth bonding can last for 10 years or more with good oral hygiene and routine dental care where we can monitor for any signs of wear.