What is Dental Bonding?
Bonding is a type of cosmetic procedure that can improve the look of your smile. Bonding can be placed over teeth that are chipped, cracked or unevenly spaced. It can last for about 10 years before needing to be replaced. Bonding is a noninvasive procedure that often doesn’t even require anesthetic.
Why would Dental Bonding be needed?
You might want or need bonding to enhance the front of your smile. Your front teeth may be chipped, cracked or have spaces and gaps between them. Rather than undergo a different cosmetic treatment, bonding is much easier and can be done quickly in the office. The material used is known as composite resin, and it’ll match your smile perfectly.
Who is a candidate for Dental Bonding?
Dr. Sylvie Lam will examine your teeth to determine if you might benefit from bonding. Most patients who would like to have their front teeth bonded can sit for the procedure easily. Bonding is a long-term solution to many cosmetic problems. It can last for about a decade before it can be replaced just as easily.
What happens during the Dental Bonding procedure?
The bonding procedure will begin by applying a bonding gel to the front teeth. This gel is then washed away and the tooth dried thoroughly. We then match the composite resin material before placing it over the tooth. The material is placed in the area it is needed and any excess is removed. Dr. Sylvie Lam will then smooth and shape the bonding material before hardening it with a curing light. The entire procedure takes about 30 minutes in the office, and no anesthetic is required for most patients. With care and hygiene each day, you can expect the bonding to last for over a decade before it may need to be replaced with new material. Replacing bonding is just as easy as having it placed in the first place.
If you would like to come into our office for bonding and want to benefit from our comfortable spa-like environment, call us today to speak with one of our staff members.