The Dental Bonding Process
Dental bonding, also known as teeth bonding, is a simple, conservative way to improve the appearance of your smile. During the bonding process, our skilled dentist and team place a composite resin material directly onto the tooth structure. Because the resin is malleable and puttylike when first applied, we can shape and sculpt it to fit your tooth and correct flaws in the tooth’s appearance.
The composite resin is then hardened, trimmed and polished to provide a lasting, aesthetic restoration for your smile.
Dental bonding typically requires just one visit to our welcoming dental office, and because this treatment usually necessitates little to no tooth preparation, you can rest assured that your visit will be quick and comfortable.
Maintenance & Benefits
With proper maintenance, dental bonding can last anywhere from 5 to 10 years. To make sure yourlasts be sure to brush your teeth twice daily, floss once a day, and schedule dental visits every six months. Avoid coffee and other staining drinks/foods for the first couple days after your bonding to prevent early discoloration.
Our dentist may recommend dental bonding in order to close gaps and spaces between teeth, improve misshapen teeth, lighten stained or discolored teeth, or restore chipped or cracked teeth. We will use a shade of composite resin that matches the original color of your teeth for a natural-looking effect. If you would prefer, we can use a slightly lighter shade to whiten the color of your teeth.
Dental bonding is a popular cosmetic procedure because it is versatile and helps restore the look of your teeth so you can be more confident in showing your smile off to the world. It also tends to be more affordable than alternative options, but this might not always be the case.