During dental bonding, a resin filling is “bonded” onto a tooth that’s slightly chipped, discolored or crooked in order to improve its appearance. Bonding can also be used to fill in large gaps between teeth (as opposed to wearing braces or other orthodontics.) It’s considered a conservative treatment and doesn’t usually require anesthesia.
How Does Dental Bonding Work?
Bonding works by placing the resin directly on top of existing teeth. The doctor will prep the tooth by using a roughing gel to etch the existing enamel surface as well as a conditioning treatment designed to help the material stick to the tooth. From there, the resin is applied and molded into shape. It’s then hardened using a dental UV light, polished and buffed to a natural shine. The resin is customized to match the color and appearance of your other, natural teeth for a natural look.
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Why Choose Dental Bonding?
- Minimally Invasive: Dental bonding is a conservative treatment option.
- Affordable: It’s a cost-effective way to improve your smile.
- Quick and Effective: Most procedures can be completed in just one visit.
- Easy Repairs: If issues arise, bonding can usually be patched or repaired in a single appointment.
While dental bonding offers numerous advantages, it’s essential to note that it’s not as durable as some other cosmetic treatments like porcelain veneers and may stain over time. However, our team is here to address any concerns or issues promptly.
If you’re ready to transform your smile with dental bonding, schedule an appointment with Dr. Geoffry Hallstead, DMD, in Canandaigua, NY. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted!