Tooth bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that repairs a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth, and can also help with discolored teeth and gaps between the teeth. Tooth bonding is conducted by a placement of tooth-colored resin. Bonding is considered a more conservative procedure than veneers or any other form of cosmetic dentistry.
Tooth Bonding Benefits
Tooth bonding has many benefits, including the ability to maintain the natural structure of the tooth and the ability to color and sculpt the resin to create natural-looking teeth.
Tooth bonding procedures aim to make the tooth as natural as possible. Therefore, the resin may stain with the use of coffee or other staining foods. Bonding is best for people who have had minor injuries, the tooth is not severely decayed, and they are already happy with the look of their teeth. If you lose a tooth or are damaged, a dental implant may be a better alternative.
The Tooth Bonding Procedure
Tooth bonding is a quick procedure that doesn’t require an anesthetic. The first stage of tooth bonding involves picking a composite resin color that’s similar to the color of your tooth. Then, the dentist will bond the composite resin to the existing tooth by creating a rough surface and applying a bonding agent so the liquid and composite stick together. The composite resin is then added to the area and molded before having UV light applied.
If you are looking for tooth bonding services, Dr. Shilo Annis can provide tooth bonding to ensure that your teeth stay naturally strong and prevent them from further damage.