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What is Bonding?

Illustration showing Dental Bonding being applied.Bonding is a cosmetic-type procedure that covers minor flaws and imperfections at the very front of your smile. Bonding’s great for areas that are cracked, chipped, discolored, stained and even for large spaces and gaps. Bonding can last for about 10 years before it’s recommended that it be replaced. Dental bonding is made to match your existing dentition perfectly so that it looks completely natural.

Why is Dental Bonding necessary?

Dental bonding utilizes a material known as composite resin to correct flaws at the front of your smile. Because bonding is a noninvasive alternative to more complicated procedures, it’s a go-to choice for many patients. Some of the different issues that bonding can help with include:

  • Gaps & spaces between front teeth
  • Chipped, cracked and slightly fractured teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Teeth that are stained and discolored

What makes you a viable candidate for Dental Bonding?

Bonding’s relatively noninvasive, requiring little to no sedation. Because of this, it’s an ideal choice for most patients who are looking for a quick and highly durable cosmetic option. Bonding can last for about a decade before it should be replaced. The bonding material is matched with your existing smile so that no one will know it’s there but you and our dental team.

What happens during the Dental Bonding procedure?

First, the area that will be receiving the bonding will be prepped for the bonding agent. The bonding agent is applied and given time to dry and cure. Composite resin is then placed over the tooth and carefully smoothed into place. The material is hardened with the curing light and the area filed down for a perfect, even fit. The procedure takes very little time and the results are quite drastic. You can rest assured that your bonding will look completely natural and will complement your existing teeth by matching beautifully. Bonding is a safe and highly sought-after cosmetic option for correcting minor flaws.

If you are interested in bonding and would love to learn more about this procedure, call us and our helpful staff members can answer your questions.


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