In dental bonding, a tooth-colored composite material is applied to the tooth and hardened with a special light. Bonding is a solution used to accomplish the following:
- Cosmetic improvement
- Change the shape of teeth
- Close spaces between teeth
- Repair chips or cracks in teeth
- Repair decay in teeth
- Protection of sensitive teeth
Bonding restores beauty and functionality to the teeth. After bonding, your teeth will be stronger, your smile brighter, and your confidence higher. The smile you have always wanted may not be far away. Like most restorative dental services, bonding may need to be treated or replaced in the future. The bonding usually lasts for many years before any replacements are needed.
The bonding process is usually completed in one visit. In preparation to bonding, the surface of the tooth is prepared and conditioned for the application of a material called resin. The resin is applied with careful sculpting, shaping, and coloring to match the naturally grown teeth in your mouth. A high-intensity light makes the resin harden, or bond, to the surface of your teeth. The resin is then smoothed and polished to feel and look like your natural teeth.
After the procedure, Dr. Richard Barton will inform you with care and maintenance instructions for the new bond. By following these hygiene practices, you will aid the life of your bond. To learn more about dental bonding in Henderson, Nevada, contact our dentist and team at Richard Barton DDS by calling 702-456-1147 today.