There are two basic ways to help your smile: one is to help maintain the health and one is to help maintain the appearance. Dental bonding can help your smile in both of those ways. Bonding can address chips or cracks on teeth, small gaps, misshaped teeth, deep intrinsic stains, unevenly sized teeth, and more. Bonding uses the same composite material that is used in tooth-colored fillings. When it used to repair a chip or a crack, it can restore durability, while also improving the appearance. Dental bonding is a minimally invasive way to help address cosmetic and minor structural issues with your teeth.
How Does Dental Bonding Work?
Dental bonding is the application of tooth-colored composite resin to the outer layer of your tooth. The composite resin can be matched to the desired color if covering stains or to match your teeth for a seamless addition. Your dentist will first clean the tooth thoroughly before applying a mild acid that will create a rougher surface to adhere the bonding to. Your dentist will apply the bonding resin to the prepared tooth and then sculpt and shape to the desired result. Your dentist will then harden the resin with a curing light before giving it a final polish.
The composite resin looks and acts like a natural tooth. The material itself is durable and protective to the tooth underneath it. While the bonding material is not susceptible to decay, the tooth below still is meaning that good oral hygiene is still important. Dental bonding can usually be done in a single visit, and can be applied to one or more teeth. Dental bonding can be a great option to structurally shore up vulnerable teeth or to address minor cosmetic issues. More severe cosmetic issues affecting your full smile may be better addressed by an option like porcelain veneers.
Can dental bonding help your smile?
Dr. Jing and his team at 7 Day Dental can help your smile with dental bonding. To schedule a consultation, contact our office closest to you at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive or 817-339-6413 in Lake Worth.