Dental bonding is a minimally invasive procedure used to enhance your smile and improve your oral health. The process involves applying a tooth-colored resin to the tooth and hardening it with a special light, allowing us to reshape or repair your tooth. With dental bonding, Dr. Jessica Barton at Harmony Dentistry in Westfield, IN, can correct imperfections such as gaps, chips, and discolorations.
According to the American Dental Association, dental bonding can usually be done in one office visit unless several teeth are involved.
Dental bonding requires little to no preparation. Dr. Barton will use a shade guide to select a composite resin color that closely matches your natural teeth.
The surface of the tooth is roughened and a conditioning liquid is applied. This helps the bonding material adhere. Then, the tooth-colored, putty-like resin is applied, molded, and smoothed to the desired shape.
An ultraviolet light or laser is used to harden the resin. Once the resin is hardened, Dr. Barton will further trim, shape, and polish it to match the sheen of the rest of the tooth surface.
Immediately after the process, you'll see an improvement in the appearance of your tooth. Dental bonding provides an easy, effective solution for enhancing your smile.
With dental bonding, Dr. Barton can restore decayed teeth, providing a healthier and more attractive smile.
Chipped or cracked teeth can be repaired easily with dental bonding, preventing further damage and improving aesthetics.
Dental bonding can be used to close gaps between teeth, enhancing the uniformity of your smile.
Dental bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic dental procedures, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
While dental bonding isn't considered a permanent solution, it can last several years with proper care. The longevity of your dental bonding treatment depends largely on your oral hygiene habits and lifestyle.
The dental bonding process typically takes between 30 minutes to an hour per tooth. However, complex cases might require multiple visits.
No, dental bonding does not require special care. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups will help maintain your bonded teeth.
Most people are good candidates for dental bonding. However, if the tooth damage is severe, other treatment options may be more suitable. Dr. Barton will discuss the best treatment options during your consultation.
Bonding materials have been significantly improved in recent years, resulting in restorations that are stronger and more natural-looking than ever before.