Dental bonding is a procedure done to repair or enhance a person’s smile. There are a wide variety of reasons why this may be necessary. Below, we’ll outline some reasons why people have this done, along with a quick guide to what this procedure entails.
Why Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding may be necessary in order to:
- Change shape or length of teeth
- Close gaps between teeth
- Fix cracked/chipped teeth
- Fix tooth decay
- Whiten appearance of discolored teeth
What is the procedure for Dental Bonding?
To start, this type of procedure typically does not require Anesthesia. In certain cases, such as an issue near the nerve, it may be necessary. Once your dentist explains your unique situation, you will have a better idea. A shade of white composite resin will then be chosen.
To apply the composite resin, your tooth will first need to be roughened, followed by the application of a conditioning liquid. This prepares your tooth to be able to bond with the resin. Once resin is applied, it will be molded and worked to fit your needs. A laser is used to bond the resin to your tooth.
Once hardened, your dentist will be able to shape, trim, craft, and polish as he or she sees fit. These finishing touches are important, as they ensure a uniform look to your smile. You may hardly be able to tell the difference between your bonded tooth and a real tooth!
Overall, dental bonding is an affordable and easy procedure that can truly improve your appearance and smile.
If you are in need of dental bonding, leave it to the professionals. Give Mesa Dental a call at 480-396-9900. We’ll be more than happy to discuss dental bonding with you and answer any questions you may have. Your smile is in good hands with us.