Do you have chips, cracks, gaps, or misshapen teeth? If so, dental bonding may be a perfect solution to restore your smile. While large areas will need to be restored with veneers or other procedures, dental bonding is a fast, simple, and cost-effective way to make smaller restorations.
Dental bonding involves repairing minor dental problems or imperfections with composite bonding material that is colored to match your teeth. It is commonly used in fillings but is also used to repair small fractures and chips, close gaps, and reshape and restore discolored or misshapen teeth.
Bonding is completely reversible, so if you’re not sure whether you want to commit to a more invasive procedure, bonding may be a good alternative. It’s also perfect for children who have cracked or chipped teeth.
Since bonding is not a permanent solution, it may periodically need to be repaired or replaced. However, you can expect bonding material to last up to 10 years with good care.
Dental bonding is minimally invasive and can be completed in one visit, making it an attractive and cost-effective option to repair your teeth. And because your enamel does not need to be removed, you can choose to reverse your bonding at any time.
Dental bonding is one of the most frequently performed procedures in dentistry. If you’ve ever had a composite filling, you’ve already experienced dental bonding! In contrast to fillings, however, many dental bonding procedures don’t require anesthesia. For example, repairing a gap or misshapen tooth is likely to be a painless procedure because Dr. Cowdin won’t be working near the nerves inside your teeth.
Dr. Cowdin will first need to perform an exam and X-rays to make sure you’re a good candidate for dental bonding. Then, she’ll create a treatment plan for you.
If you need to repair decay or replace existing fillings, local anesthesia will be used to numb your tooth. Once any decay is removed, Dr. Cowdin will choose the best dental bonding material for your tooth.
Since Dr. Cowdin specializes in cosmetic dentistry, she is able to precisely evaluate the color variations and translucency of your teeth. This allows her to select the perfect blend of shades and bonding materials to perfectly match your teeth.
Next, Dr. Cowdin will prepare your tooth for bonding by creating a rough surface and applying a conditioning liquid. Then, the bonding material is applied and shaped as needed to restore your tooth.
Once Dr. Cowdin has finished shaping the bonding material, she will cure it using a light. This helps the material harden and bond to your teeth.
Finally, Dr. Cowdin will check your bite, make any needed adjustments, and polish your tooth. You’ll leave with a beautiful restoration that perfectly matches your teeth.
Although dental bonding is a common procedure, you won’t get the same results everywhere. Cosmetic dentistry requires a trained eye and a combination of artistry and dental experience. Rather than choosing a single shade, Dr. Cowdin can create a custom mix of shades and materials to give your restoration a natural, seamless appearance.
Are you interested in visiting Cowdin Cosmetic Dentistry for dental bonding? Schedule an appointment today!