Just because one of your teeth is chipped or discolored doesn’t mean you have to live with it forever or spend several expensive sessions at the dentist for whitening or veneers. At Fonthill Marketplace Dental, we can easily apply a cosmetic bonding process to your teeth in a single session, instantly improving your confidence and the appearance of your smile.
Bonding is a cosmetic procedure in which composite material is permanently attached to your tooth in a quick and painless manner. The color of the material can even be matched to your other teeth, so it won’t stand out visibly. Bonding is most commonly used to fill in cracks and chips, or to repair discolored teeth, but can also be used to fill in gaps between teeth or protect roots exposed from gum recession.
Little preparation is needed for the process. In fact, anesthesia typically isn’t even required unless the tooth being worked on is one that is decayed. Once your dentist has chosen a composite resin color that closely matches your adjacent teeth, the affected tooth will be abraded to roughen the texture, then coated with a conditioning liquid to help the bonding composite adhere to properly to your tooth.
Then your dentist will apply a composite resin to your tooth, and mold it into the proper shape. The resin will be smoothed out afterward to ensure there are no sharp edges. Lastly, the composite material will be hardened into place with a curing ultraviolet light or laser. Your dentist may make further adjustments after using the ultraviolet light, like polishing the material.
Although the procedure is typically cosmetic, and not part of a routine visit, dental bonding helps improve the look of your smile. If you have chipped, discolored, or decayed teeth, a single trip to the dentist can fix the problem and restore your confidence. Call Fonthill Marketplace Dental today to schedule an appointment. During your examination, our dentist will be able to determine the extent of bonding you may need and get it applied immediately.