Dental bonding is a fast and effective cosmetic dental solution that can transform your smile without the need for extensive dental work. In just a single visit, we can enhance your smile with minimal impact and downtime.
Dental bonding, or composite bonding, is a cosmetic procedure that preserves your natural tooth structure through the application of tooth-colored resin material to change the shape, size and color of the affected teeth. Unlike some other cosmetic dental treatments, there’s no need to remove enamel or expose your healthy teeth to potential damage. We gently apply the bonding material, sculpt it, harden it, and polish it to perfection, ensuring that your natural teeth remain intact and healthy.
Some common problems that can be treated with dental bonding include:
- Chipped teeth: Dental bonding can repair minor chips in your teeth, restoring their original shape and appearance.
- Gaps: If you have unsightly gaps between your teeth, dental bonding can help close those gaps, resulting in a more even and uniform smile.
- Discoloration: Dental bonding is a fantastic option for covering stains or discoloration on your teeth, giving you a whiter and brighter smile.
We make use of state-of-the-art technology and equipment and ensure that the bonding material and adhesive agents are placed to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. Additionally, we employ advanced techniques to achieve smooth, polished, and durable results that replicate the appearance of your natural teeth.
Procedure and Recovery for Dental Bonding
At Incredible Smiles, our experienced dental team has streamlined the dental bonding process, ensuring that you receive exceptional results with minimal discomfort:
Step 1: Prepping the Tooth
First, we will assess the tooth or teeth needing bonding and determine the correct shade of resin to match the color of your existing teeth. The surface of the tooth will be gently roughened, creating a slightly porous surface to which the bonding material will better adhere. Next, a conditioning liquid is applied, further promoting a strong bond between the tooth and the resin.
Step 2: Applying the Resin
Once the tooth is prepared, our dentist will carefully apply the tooth-colored resin. The resin is a soft, putty-like material, allowing it to be molded and shaped to match the contours of your other teeth. Our dentist will meticulously sculpt the resin, ensuring that it seamlessly blends with your natural smile.
Step 3: Curing and Polishing
When the resin has been shaped to satisfaction, a special ultraviolet light is used to harden the material quickly. This curing process only takes a few minutes. Once the resin has hardened, our dentist will make any final adjustments and then polish the bonded tooth, creating a smooth, natural-looking surface that matches the sheen of your neighboring teeth.
Recovery and Aftercare
Dental bonding requires little to no recovery time, allowing you to get back to your daily routine without delay. There may be some mild sensitivity in the treated area immediately following the procedure, which should subside quickly. To ensure the durability and longevity of your dental bonding, maintain a good oral hygiene routine, including regular dental checkups and cleanings. Be mindful not to bite down on hard objects, as the bonded tooth can still chip if put under excessive pressure. By following these recommendations, your dental bonding can last up to 10 years, supporting your incredible, confident smile.
Dental bonding can address various concerns, from chipped and discolored teeth to minor gaps and misalignments. Don’t wait any longer to transform your smile – schedule a complimentary consultation and learn how Incredible Smiles can help you achieve your own smile transformation.