Dental bonding is one of the most cost-effective and versatile procedures offered here at 32Care Dental Clinic. The procedure can be restorative, preventative, and cosmetic, meaning it can be used by patients with all sorts of issues and backgrounds. Because of bonding’s simplicity, the process often takes less than an hour per tooth and can be used to repair problems like cracked or broken teeth, chips, fractures, and stains that can’t be removed. It can even be used to lengthen or reshape the teeth.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is when a dentist uses a composite resin to restore or change a tooth’s shape. This resin is the same material that is used when making tooth-colored fillings. When someone makes an appointment for bonding, the tooth that will be worked on is first cleaned and sanitized. The dentist applies some of the resin as putty and shapes it into the desired form. The resin is then hardened using a curing light. Afterward, any slight adjustments that need to be done are made to the tooth.
People often choose to have bonding done because the process is simple and inexpensive. The composite resin can also be color-matched to the teeth, so no one will know that the smile was worked on by a professional.
Should You Ask for Dental Bonding?
While bonding is often decided upon by a patient and their regular dentist, it is a procedure that you can ask for if you have a certain issue you would like to be fixed. Bonding can be done as an inexpensive replacement for other more invasive procedures like the application of porcelain veneers, dental crowns, or even amalgam fillings.