Dental bonding or teeth bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that is widely used for small and short-term cosmetic changes through the use of composite resin. The dentist will apply the material onto the affected teeth, mold it into the right shape, and finally harden it with a special light to bond it together with the teeth.
Dental bonding is commonly used for:
Repair chipped or cracked teeth
Restore discolored teeth
Close the gap between teeth without resorting to orthodontic measures
Increase the length of shorter teeth to make it consistent with the other teeth
Dental bonding is so popular because composite resin is a very cheap material, making the procedure extremely affordable. The downside to keep in mind is that composite resin is not as strong as our natural teeth, so there is a chance for the bond to chip or crack if you bite down on hard food.
Dental bonding is painless and hence doesn't require the use of anesthesia. While it is a very simple and fast procedure that can usually be done within an hour, it is important to note that dental bonding is best for fixing small imperfections like cracks or gaps between teeth and not for major damages on the teeth. Therefore, make sure that you consult a qualified dentist to check if it is suitable for you.
Call Dental Care for professional consultation and schedule a dental bonding appointment in 4005 Biddeford, ME today.