What you need to know about Dental Bonding
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding involves the use of a composite resin that is color-matched to the shade of your natural teeth. It can be applied to conceal very minor chips, cracks, and discoloration, or cosmetic concerns related to the size or shape of the teeth. The entire procedure can be performed in just one appointment.
Why is dental bonding used?
Bonding teeth can conceal a number of minor dental imperfections, including:
The resin can replace small portions of a tooth that have broken away.
Your dentist can apply resin to teeth that appear abnormally small in order to create an appearance of symmetry in your smile.
By applying a small amount of resin to the sides of teeth, our dentist can create the appearance of a straighter smile.
Gaps in teeth:
Dental bonding can close large gaps between teeth for a uniform, symmetrical appearance.
Following treatment for trauma or decay, we can use tooth-colored resin to repair and strengthen the structure of the tooth, while achieving a natural appearance.
How long does dental bonding take?
Dental bonding procedure typically takes around 30- to 60-minutes depending on the extent of the procedure. Because dental bonding is an outpatient procedure there is no recovery time involved and patients can resume normal activity relatively soon.
Is dental bonding safe?
Dental bonding is a safe procedure but you may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold after a dental bonding procedure, however this should subside shortly after treatment. If you continue experiencing heightened sensitivity several weeks after receiving a dental bonding, call your dentist or schedule an appointment to discuss your concerns.
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