Dental bonding is both a restorative and cosmetic dental procedure that can be performed in a single visit to your dentist’s office. In this treatment, a tooth-colored resin is applied to your teeth. The resin bonds with your tooth to restore its functionality or help improve the look of your smile.
Who May Need Dental Bonding
You may need dental bonding to repair a small area of decay in a tooth. The resin acts as a filling. Bonding can also be performed to correct a small chip or crack in a tooth. Your dentist may also suggest bonding to brighten your smile, close a gap between two teeth, make a tooth look longer, correct the shape of a tooth, or cover a sensitive area of a tooth’s root.
How Dental Bonding Works
To perform dental bonding, your dentist begins by using an abrasive disk to roughen the surface of the affected tooth. A conditioning material is then applied to the tooth to prepare it to receive the resin. The bonding resin is mixed to match the color of your teeth. The dentist applies the resin and uses an ultraviolet light to harden the material.
The Benefits of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is an efficient procedure that usually only takes one visit to the dentist. It is an affordable alternative to having a crown made for your tooth. Very little enamel needs to be removed from your tooth to apply the bonding material. This helps to maintain the structural integrity and strength of the tooth. Since no drilling is required, you will not experience any pain and will not be likely to need any anesthetic medications.
Contact Princeton Park Dental Associates today to learn more about dental bonding.