When you need a cosmetic touch-up for a tooth, dental bonding can help. Bonding can help with issues including a chip or crack in the tooth, a discolored area, spaces, or crookedness.
How is bonding done?
The process is relatively simple. We will roughen the surface of your tooth just slightly so the bonding liquid can better adhere to it. We will then wait for it to harden and set. Next, Dr. Rupenthal will shape or sand the bonded area, trim it down to size, and polish it up so it matches the tooth. The results are natural and undetectable.
How long does the procedure take?
We can do the bonding during one visit. Because of the simplicity of the process, there is no need to take impressions or come back for a follow-up. The results of your bonding can last an average of 3-5 years. If your bonding becomes chipped or damaged, we can easily fix and restore it at your next appointment.
Is bonding as strong as my natural teeth?
While the resin is strong, it is not as robust as your natural teeth. Bonded areas may stain, so it is important to limit drinks like red wine and coffee. If you are a tobacco user, you are likely not a good candidate for bonding, as this can yellow the appliance. While your bonds will be strong, they are not immune to breaking and cracking. If your bond gets damaged in any way, come see us.
What are the advantages of dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a great treatment option because it is a non-invasive way to correct a tooth. It is ideal for cosmetic issues that do not affect the health or structural integrity of the tooth, such as minor chips and cracks. Dental bonding is quick and convenient, and can be done easily in one appointment. This procedure can help you to restore your smile and get your confidence back. If you are looking for a simple way to enhance your smile, bonding may be right for you.