What is teeth bonding?
You don’t have to live with chipped, cracked, or broken teeth. Teeth bonding is a cosmetic procedure that can help restore your confidence in your smile by applying a tooth-colored composite resin to one or more of your teeth, repairing damage. The procedure can also be used to correct the discoloration of a tooth or to address gaps between teeth.
Not only are there cosmetic benefits to teeth bonding, but addressing chips and cracks can help protect your oral health by ensuring you are chewing properly, preventing further damage.
How does cosmetic bonding work?
Teeth bonding can be completed in one visit to your dentist, with no additional preparation required on your part. The dentist will start the bonding process by roughening the surface of the tooth, before applying a fluid that will aid the resin in sticking to your teeth. After applying the resin, the dentist will mold it into shape and smooth it down. A bright light will then be used to harden the resin in a matter of seconds through the application of UVA waves.
It is normal to experience some sensitivity for a few days after the bonding procedure, so it may be necessary to avoid foods and beverages that aren’t too hot or too cold.
Bonding may not be an effective alternative to a veneer or crown if the damage or decay is too severe, but it is worth consulting with your dentist to see if you are a candidate for the procedure. Schedule an appointment with your local Kimball & Beecher office today.