A very simple and cost effective modern cosmetic dental treatment, dental bonding is used to:
• Repair chipped or cracked teeth
• Cover stains
• Whiten discolored teeth
• Fill gaps between teeth
• Fill teeth damaged by decay (a white filling)
• Protect the root of a tooth that’s been impacted by gum recession
Dental bonding is made of a material called composite resin. Composite resin can be colored, shaped and polished to match neighboring teeth, correcting the problem while giving you a natural look.
How is dental bonding applied?
The first step is to put a mild chemical on the surface of your tooth. It will roughen the enamel to allow the composite resin material to stick to your teeth.
Next, Dr Sudikoff applies layers of the bonding material. Each layer is hardened with a special light.
After the last layer has hardened, Dr Sudikoff shapes and polishes the tooth.
After your bonding treatment, Dr Sudikoff will monitor the restoration during subsequent dental exams. If there are any issues, the treatment can be touched up quite easily.
What are the advantages of dental bonding?
The main advantage of dental bonding is the speed of the treatment. A bonding treatment can usually be completed in only one visit. When compared to dental veneers, a lower price tag and less tooth enamel removal are additional benefits. Dental bonding is usually painless and, unless it is used as a dental filling, doesn’t require a local anesthetic.
Dental bonding does have a few drawbacks to consider. It is not as durable or stain resistant as veneers and the bonding materials can chip or break off if you are not careful.
Is dental bonding is the right treatment for you?
The condition of your overall oral health, the location of the teeth that require attention and the function of your jaw joint are considerations that Dr Sudikoff will take into account when advising you on the best cosmetic treatment option.
If you would like to learn more about dental bonding or other cosmetic dental treatment options, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Sudikoff by calling .(704) 413-3688