Cosmetic bonding is a non-invasive procedure used to repair your smile using composite resin. It is ideal for those who are insecure about their smile or want a more affordable alternative to procedures such as orthodontics or veneers. With bonding, chipped or uneven teeth can be repaired easily and affordably, restoring your self-confidence. Additionally, bonding is often completed in a single visit and doesn’t require any anesthetic!
Although it will eventually need to be replaced, bonding is a long-lasting and durable cosmetic procedure.
Reasons for cosmetic bonding:
- Closing spaces or gaps
- Fixing chipped teeth
- Fixing decayed teeth (teeth with cavities)
- Lengthening uneven teeth
- Protecting roots exposed by receding gums
- Restoring badly discolored teeth
What does dental bonding involve?
To start, Dr. Jefferson will isolate the teeth included in the procedure and then prepare them for bonding by etching them. After applying a conditioning liquid that slightly etches the surface of the tooth. This will create a strong foundation so the tooth can bond more easily.
After the bonding resin is applied, several layers of tooth-colored composite are set in place. The next step is to shape and harden the material with a specially calibrated light. Once it's fully set, we smooth, buff, and polish the bonded areas so they blend naturally with your other teeth.