What is Tooth Bonding and What to Expect During this Procedure

Our dedicated and experienced dentists here at the Dental Anesthesia Center can help you achieve a picture-perfect smile.

Do you have chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth? Yes? Well, what if we told you there is a simple solution to your problem? Tooth bonding can help fix your chipped or cracked teeth and protect them from more damage, leaving you with a smile you can be proud of.

Tooth Bonding: What Is It? This is a dental cosmetic procedure that utilizes dental composite, resin, or porcelain to fix a tooth problem or enhance esthetics. It can also be used to fix gaps, decayed teeth, and tooth discoloration. Your tooth enamel is fused with the composite resin, which creates a strong, natural-looking tooth.

What to Expect During This Procedure

For most people, tooth bonding is a straightforward procedure that shouldn’t take more than an hour. It’s also painless and non-invasive.

To start the process, the dentist will begin by selecting a composite resin that almost matches the color of your dentition. Next, they’ll rub the bonding surface of your tooth using a mild chemical. This makes the composite resin easier to stick to the tooth. The dentist will then apply layers of the composite resin on the tooth. After this, they will shape and mold the composite to fit in with the rest of your teeth. The composite resin will then be hardened by ultraviolet light. And you are done!

As you can see, this is a safe, simple, and painless procedure, and it can make a world of difference in the appearance of your teeth and smile.

Why Should You Get Tooth Bonding?

There are many reasons why you should get tooth bonding. Let’s take a look at some of them.

  • Dental bonding can be used to correct flaws in your teeth and, in the process, improve the appearance of your smile.
  • It can be used to protect a tooth whose root has been exposed due to gum recession.
  • This procedure can be used to repair chips and cracks on your tooth.
  • It can fix visible discoloration of teeth by putting a layer of composite resin to cover the discoloration.
  • Anesthesia is not required during this procedure, however, you can choose to have it done under anesthetic.
  • This procedure can be done in one dentist visit because it takes only about 30 minutes to an hour.
  • It’s also one of the least expensive dental procedures.

How to Take Care of Your Tooth After Bonding

While tooth bonding restores your teeth to a natural-looking state, you still need to take good care of them. Here’s how:

  • Avoid biting on hard foods as they could chip the composite resins
  • Brush and floss your teeth twice a day as you usually would

Make Your Dental Checkup Appointment Today!

Yearning to improve your smile? Our dedicated and experienced dentists here at the Dental Anesthesia Center can help you achieve a picture-perfect smile. We are also ready to answer any questions you may have about smile and teeth improvement procedures. Get in touch with us today to schedulean appointment.

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Updated: August 31, 2023

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