Correcting minor tooth damage such as a chipped or stained teeth.
When to Consider Dental Bonding
First impressions matter, which is why maintaining that bright smile is essential to so many people. However, life has a tendency of getting in the way, and before you know it, you’ve got a chipped tooth and aren’t as eager to show those pearly whites as you were before.
That’s where dental bonding comes in handy – for those small details that make a tremendous impact on your appearance. Dental bonding stands out as one of the most cost-effective procedures in cosmetic makeover dentistry.
But besides the affordability, patients also like the fact that it only requires a single 1-hour visit. The procedure is quick and can last up to 7 years.
How Dental Bonding Works
What to Expect from Dental Bonding
A tooth bonding procedure should take no more than 60 minutes. The initial stage requires cleaning the affected tooth. Next, the dentist applies an astringent gel to your tooth to remove some of the smoothness. Without this roughening the tooth it would be difficult to adhere the resin material.
Afterwards, the dentist brushes a thin layer of liquid resin onto your tooth. Next, the adhesive is hardened with a curing light, and the process of applying more coats and hardening them continues until the desired thickness is achieved. The final stage requires re-shaping the tooth with a dental drill and polishing it.