One of the many services offered at Crown Dental, bonding is a simple, but transformative process that can really bring out your best smile. If you, for example, have a gap between your front teeth that was adorable in childhood but leaves you feeling bashful about beaming a smile, you might want to come in for tooth bonding.
Maybe the issue isn’t as significant as a space between your teeth, but your smile has lost some sparkle due to fading. Bonding can help that, too! Check out the basics of tooth bonding to determine whether a consultation should feature on your calendar sooner rather than later.
The Basics of Tooth Bonding
Bonding is really no big deal and rarely requires anesthesia of any kind, except in the instance of repairing decay or fixing an area too close to a nerve ending. After your dentist chooses a composite resin color to match your tooth, the surface will be shaped and treated with a conditioning liquid. This is where the resin comes in, which is molded and formed to the tooth before being set and hardened with a bright blue light. Once hardened, the tooth bonding is re-shaped and polished for a natural look.
Do I Need Dental Bonding?
There are many reasons why someone might pursue dental bonding. Most commonly, a tooth bonding is needed to repair an area of decay; in this case, a strong plastic substance, known as a composite resin, is used to fill the cavity, protecting the rest of the tooth and gum.
Many patients schedule appointments for teeth bonding for gaps. In other words, if you feel subconscious about a too-wide space between your teeth, tooth bonding can help close the gap — literally.
Another cosmetic cause of dental bonding comes down to discoloration. If your teeth have faded or stained over time, due to the aging process, favorite beverages like coffee, tea, wine or as a consequence of smoking, your dentist might diagnose dental bonding as the right course of action.
Give Denise a call and ask for a consultation with Dr. Chen. Bonding might just be the best way to bring out the brilliance in your smile.