Dental bonding is a restorative dentistry procedure that involves the application of a tooth-colored resin material to repair or improve the appearance of teeth. It is a versatile and minimally invasive treatment option that offers several benefits. At Dental Care of Fremont, it involves applying a tooth-colored material called dental resin to the surface of your tooth. This material is then hardened and cured with a special light, ultimately bonding the material to the tooth. This procedure can improve the appearance of your smile by closing gaps, covering chips, and covering stains.
The Benefits of Dental Bonding
One of the main benefits of dental bonding is that it is a simple procedure and can usually be completed in one visit to the dentist’s office. The process typically doesn’t require an anesthetic and can be completed in one visit. The tooth-colored material used in this restoration type is also safe and natural looking. Dental bonding is a great option for patients who would like to see a change in their smile but aren’t ready to commit to more permanent solutions such as veneers or crowns.
Another perk of dental bonding is that it can be used to treat various issues. Teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained, or slightly gapped can all be treated with this procedure. It can also be used to fill small cavities, repair minor damage, and even improve the appearance of misshapen teeth. This makes it a versatile treatment option that can improve a smile’s appearance for nearly any patient.
The Procedure for Dental Bonding
The dentist will prepare the tooth surface by roughening it slightly and applying a conditioning liquid. This helps the bonding material adhere effectively to the tooth. A tooth-colored composite resin material, which is malleable and putty-like, is applied to the prepared tooth. The dentist will shape and mold the material to achieve the desired result. Multiple resin layers may be applied, and each hardened using a special curing light. The dentist will sculpt and shape the resin to match the natural contours of the tooth. They may also adjust the resin's color to closely match the surrounding teeth closely, ensuring a seamless and natural-looking restoration. Once the resin is properly shaped and positioned, it is bonded to the tooth using the curing light. The light initiates a chemical reaction that hardens and bonds the resin to the tooth structure. After the bonding material has hardened, the dentist will trim, shape, and polish it to blend with the natural teeth and achieve optimal aesthetics and functionality.
Compared to other restorative options, dental bonding is generally more affordable. Visit Dental Care of Fremont at 43195 Mission Blvd # B4, Fremont, CA 94539, or call (510) 651-8479 to determine if dental bonding is the right treatment option for your dental condition.