If you notice cracking, chipping, discoloration or other minimal damage to your teeth, dental bonding offers a solution to help them look like new again. This is a cosmetic dentistry service that improves the appearance of the teeth while also adding strength and stopping problems from worsening.
At Linworth Family Dental, bonding helps our office provide a simple and affordable method to fix dental problems. We can turn to this solution to restore your teeth or help you compare it to our other cosmetic services.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Bonding is a procedure in which a tooth colored resin material is used to fix minor problems with a tooth. The material can be molded in a variety of ways to fit the needs of the situation. For example, our dentists Dr. Whittaker, Dr. Glasgow or Dr. Soungpradith can shape the resin to fill in cracks, chips and small gaps, to restore worn teeth and also to change the size or shape of a tooth.
The hardened resin is strong and effective at solving small problems. You may choose bonding as a treatment if tooth grinding has caused your teeth to become worn or cracked, you have a small tooth blemish you don’t like, if your teeth experienced a minor injury or if you want to extend or change your teeth. We can also use this substance to coat teeth with discoloration that can’t be solved through teeth whitening.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Bonding?
Bonding offers a simple way to restore and improve the appearance of teeth. It is faster and more affordable than options like veneers, Lumineers or porcelain restorations. Also, the bonding is non-invasive and painless, with no need for anesthesia.
A bonding treatment is complete within an hour, instantly providing you with a new smile. Nonetheless, there are pros and cons to each type of cosmetic treatment, so one of our dentists can help you compare your options. For example, you may prefer a different treatment that is stronger and longer-lasting compared to bonding.
What Is the Bonding Process Like?
Our team of dentists like to begin with a consultation appointment to examine your dental situation and talk about your goals. We can see if bonding makes the most sense for you.
During the bonding procedure, one of our dentists first prepares the tooth surface and then applies the resin material to it. They move and mold the material until it provides the intended purpose, whether it’s to fill a chip, cover the entire tooth or something else.
Once our dentist is satisfied with the molding step, they use a curing light to harden the resin in place, making it strong and resembling the look of a natural tooth. After dental bonding, the completed tooth looks great again and blends in with the rest of your teeth.
Set Up a Consultation
Make an appointment to receive an exam and talk to our team about dental bonding. We can discuss your goals and various cosmetic options to see if you want to move forward with bonding for a restored smile.
Call our office at 614-799-9500 to set up your bonding consultation.