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Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure where a tooth-colored plastic resin composite is used to fix small tooth imperfections.  It is a painless procedure that can often be completed in one office visit.  It is an affordable alternative to porcelain veneers for repairing teeth that are chipped, cracked, or discolored.  

What are the benefits of dental bonding?

Dental bonding looks great when crafted properly.  If you have any minor tooth defect, whether fixing tooth decay, cracks or chips, or want to improve the color, shape, or space between teeth, dental bonding may be the treatment option for you.  When choosing a dentist for your dental bonding needs, you want one who has an artist’s eye and a sculptor’s talent.

What is the dental bonding process?

To begin dental bonding, your tooth is prepared with a bonding liquid.  This helps the dentist lightly etch and roughen the tooth enamel for an attachment surface.  While this liquid sets, the dentist sculpts a composite resin to the desired shape, ensuring a perfect look.  The sculpted resin is then placed onto the prepared tooth surface, where it is trimmed and cured with a special light.  And finally, it is shaded and polished to give it that natural look. 

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This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.