Okay, so we aren’t exactly here to talk about James Bond, but we are here to talk about a different type of bonding that we specialize in at our office; dental bonding. Dental bonding is used to fix cosmetic dentistry concerns in a short amount of time. Let’s take a closer look at why you may want to get a tight bond with dental bonding.
What’s the Procedure Like?
Step 1: Dr. Pappas will match the color of the material to your tooth so that it matches seamlessly.
Step 2:Unless the bonding is done to fill a decayed tooth, we won’t need to use anesthesia. Next, we will prepare the tooth for bonding by roughening up the surface of the tooth.
Step 3: The bonding material is placed on the tooth. This material is similar to a putty and can be molded and sculpted to fit perfectly on top of the tooth and give off a natural appearance.
Step 4: Once the material has been molded, an ultraviolet light will be used to help the material quickly harden.
Step 5: As the last step in the process, Dr. Pappas will smooth and polish the bonding.
What Is It Used For?
One of the great things about dental bonding is that it’s fast, effective, and it can be used for a variety of different cosmetic concerns including:
- Filling gaps between teeth
- Improving discolored teeth
- Changing the shape of the teeth
- Lengthening teeth
- Repairing chips and cracks
- Repairing tooth decay damage
How Long Does it Last?
Depending on how much wear and tear your mouth gets, will determine just how long your dental bonding lasts for. If you take good care of it, it should last for several years.