We know how important a healthy-looking, straight smile is to you. If the only thing holding you back from one is a light cosmetic issue, dental bonding is a versatile treatment that can get you the smile you’ve been waiting for in as little as one visit.
Easy, affordable, and quick, dental bonding is one of the most common treatments we offer as part of our cosmetic dentistry services. Dental bonding allows the dentist to sculpt the shape of your teeth using a tooth-colored composite resin. This resin is matched to the shade of your teeth, making the treatment virtually undetectable and incredibly natural-looking.
Most dental bonding procedures can be completed in a single, painless visit. The first step is selecting a matching shade of resin for your teeth so it blends seamlessly. Your tooth is cleaned thoroughly and a conditioning liquid is applied to allow the bonding to set properly. After the composite resin is applied, it’s molded to the desired shape before allowing it to harden under a curing light. From there, the dentist will polish the bonding to blend in with the rest of your smile, make any final adjustments, and you’re out the door.
What is Dental Bonding Used For?
The dental bonding procedure can be used to quickly and affordably address a number of cosmetic issues. Here are a few of the most common uses.
- Conceal tooth discoloration
- Repair chipped or cracked teeth
- Reshape irregularly shaped teeth
- Elongate teeth worn down through grinding or clenching
- Minimize excess spacing between teeth
Dental bonding offers several benefits that make it a great choice for many cosmetic dentistry needs. Bonding is quicker than veneers and crowns, and can usually be completed in one short appointment. This makes it a great option when you want to make quick changes to your smile. Tooth bonding also comes at an affordable cost compared to other cosmetic procedures.
How Long Does Tooth Bonding Last?
Tooth bonding typically lasts between three to ten years. Once it becomes necessary, your dentist will work with you to refine or replace the previous bonding material. Good oral hygiene will help prolong your use of dental bonding. Brush twice a day, floss at least once, and visit your dentist for regular cleanings and checkups.
Small imperfections in your teeth can make a large impact on your self-confidence and the idea of cosmetic repair can be daunting. Dental bonding is a simple, affordable treatment that can fix up exactly what you want in a single visit. At Eagle Dental, we’re here to answer your questions and make cosmetic dentistry less stressful and intimidating. If you think dental bonding might be a good option for you, contact us today and set up an appointment.