Dental bonding is a procedure that can improve the appearance of your smile by repairing chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth. Bonding is a quick and painless process in which a tooth-colored resin material is applied to the tooth and then hardened with a special light. At Queens Dental Design, our dentist can shape the material to match the color and appearance of your tooth.
Dental bonding can also be used to improve the appearance of teeth that are stained or discolored. It is a popular cosmetic procedure because it is quick, easy, and affordable. However, it is essential to avoid biting down on hard objects such as ice or fingernails, as this can cause dental bonding to break. Brushing and flossing regularly to prevent tooth decay around the dental bonding is also essential.
The Advantages of Dental Bonding
- Bonding Is Affordable and Effective
Dental bonding is an affordable and effective solution for minor cosmetic issues. It’s less expensive than other treatments like veneers or crowns. Plus, the procedure can be completed in just one visit.
- Bonding Can Be Used to Fill Gaps Between Teeth
If you have gaps between your teeth, dental bonding can help close them. The dentist will apply the resin to the tooth's surface and mold it to fit the gap. Once the resin is in place, it will be hardened with UV light.
- Bonding Can Help You Feel More Confident About Your Smile
If you’re self-conscious about your smile because of chips, cracks, or other imperfections, dental bonding can help you feel more confident. The dentist will match the color of the resin to your natural teeth so that it blends in seamlessly.
- Bonding Is a Safe Procedure
Dental bonding is a safe and minimally invasive procedure. There are no needles involved, and the process is painless.
The Procedure for Dental Bonding
The procedure for dental bonding is relatively simple and quick, often taking less than an hour per tooth. First, the dentist will roughen the surface of the affected tooth and apply a liquid conditioner to help the bonding agent adhere to the tooth. Then they will apply the composite resin material and mold it to the desired shape. Once the material is molded, it is exposed to a special light that hardens it. Finally, the dentist will trim and shape the bonded tooth before polishing it for a natural look.
If you want to learn more about dental bonding, contact Queens Dental Design at 80-15 164th St., 2nd Floor, Jamaica 11432, or call (718) 523-1525.