You’d Be Amazed How Quick And Effective This Is
Our patients are always amazed when we tell them about the variety of options they have to fix the appearance of their teeth, ranging from subtle changes to more complex treatments. There is one service we offer that can quickly and effectively change the look of your teeth without any downtime. Read on to find out about this treatment.
Dental bonding is primarily used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of teeth, close spaces between them, or adjust their shape to fix slight misalignments. It can also be used to protect and cover portions of exposed tooth roots.
The way bonding works is that we place a tooth-colored resin composite material and mold it to create a desired look. Imperfections like cracked, chipped, or slightly uneven teeth are instantly improved.
The Dental Bonding Process
Sometimes there’s no tooth preparation needed for bonding, and anesthesia is typically not necessary when it’s used for cosmetic purposes. The entire procedure takes just up to 60 minutes to complete.
Here are the steps:
- First we use a shade guide to find a color that best matches the color of your natural teeth.
- Next, we roughen the surface of the tooth with a conditioning liquid. This allows the bonding material to stick to the tooth for a strong fit.
- The composite resin is then applied over the liquid, and we mold and shape it accordingly.
- Finally, we use a UV light to harden the material.
The result is a natural look and feel that can last up to 10 years with proper dental care. You can eat whatever foods you like, but it is recommended that you avoid chewing hard foods like ice and hard nuts.
If you are looking to change the appearance of your teeth, we are happy to discuss options like dental bonding with you at our Burton office. Until we see you again, have a great day!