A Patient’s Guide to Dental Bonding

If you have chips or cracks in your teeth, then your dentist may recommend a dental bonding treatment. This is an effective and common cosmetic dentistry procedure done by our Dr. Teeth dentists. If you are planning on having a dental bonding procedure done, then we recommend you to continue reading, so you know what to expect.

What are the reasons for dental bonding?

Dental bonding helps to fix a variety of dental issues including chipped or cracked teeth. If you have discolored teeth, tooth decay, large gaps in between your teeth, or are looking to improve the size or shape of your teeth; then dental bonding is the right fit for you!

Preparation for Dental Bonding

Unless you are also getting a restoration done, you will not need a local anesthetic for a dental bonding procedure. Dental bonding is done with a composite resin material that closely resembles your natural tooth’s enamel. Your dentist will provide you with a customized composite resin for your new smile.

What is the procedure for dental bonding?

Your dentist will begin by roughing the surface of the teeth getting the procedure and then applying a conditioning liquid. This gives the composite resin a solid foundation to properly bond with. They will then apply the material and shape it to your tooth for its desired look. Finally, a laser will help to bond the resin material to your individual tooth.

How to Care for Bonded Teeth

To get the most out of your new pearly whites, proper care, and keeping is essential. Try to avoid pigmented drinks such as red wines, coffee, and teas. Avoid biting down on hard objects such as ice or your fingernails. To set up your consultation, contact our clinic today!