Dental Bonding

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding uses a composite resin material to shape and alter the appearance of your teeth. Most often, patients have bonding done when they have chips or gaps between their front teeth. Bonding is long-lasting and durable, so you can expect the work to last for years before needing to be redone. Bonding is a more cost-effective cosmetic option when compared to other procedures.

Why do you need Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is great for minor imperfections on the front of your teeth. Most often, bonding is done to fill gaps that are noticeable between front teeth. It’s not uncommon for bonding to be used when there is a small chip, break or crack in the tooth. Some patients prefer bonding to other procedures because it is easier and more affordable. At J&A Dental, we’re able to perform the bonding procedure quickly and at a time that’s convenient for you.

Bonding can last upwards of 10 years with proper care and oral hygiene. You can expect to enjoy a full, beautiful smile without needing routine touch-ups.

What makes you a good candidate for Dental Bonding?

You will first come into our office for an exam and consultation. Most people who want dental bonding are able to have it done. However, there are certain situations where bonding isn’t the right choice. For example, a tooth that has a severe break or crack that is affecting the inner pulp will need to have a root canal before being bonded. Only a consultation can help to determine if dental bonding is right for you.

What happens during the procedure for Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding often requires little to no anesthesia, so the procedure is done comfortable and easily. The doctor will shape composite resin material to the surface of your teeth. The resin material is matched to your specific tooth color so that it blends in seamlessly. Using specialized tools and techniques, the resin is shaped to look like your natural tooth. Bonding can last upwards of 10 years with proper care and oral hygiene. You can expect to enjoy a full, beautiful smile without needing routine touch-ups.

If you are interested in dental bonding, call our office today and one of our helpful staff members will be happy to assist you.