When you damage a tooth you need a restorative treatment to avoid the risk of cavities or infection forming. Fortunately, we have a cosmetic option to help your tooth look natural and whole again. Do you have questions about dental bonding?
Frequently Asked Questions About Bonding
Question: When do you recommend this treatment?
Answer: We may suggest dental bonding if a tooth becomes chipped. The treatment also helps close gaps between teeth and can mask unsightly discoloration. We will examine your smile and decide if this is the best option for restoring your tooth.
Question: How long does the procedure take?
Answer: The entire procedure can be completed in a single visit. First, we clean the tooth and remove any decay. We then gently etch the tooth, which allows the material to better adhere to the tooth while it cures. The material we use is a metal-free composite resin, which can be shaded to match your tooth. After applying the material in several layers, the doctor sculpts it as the material cures under a light.
Question: How will my tooth look afterward?
Answer: The material is shaded and shaped to help ensure it blends seamlessly with your tooth. We want your tooth to look natural afterward.
Question: How does the procedure compare to porcelain veneers?
Answer: Veneers are thin shells of porcelain placed over the front of the teeth, which can also close gaps between teeth, mask stains, and repair minor chips. As a result, bonding is often considered a more cost-effective alternative to veneers. However, if the teeth in question are front facing, then veneers may offer a more lifelike appearance. If you have any questions about dental bonding then please contact our office today.