Dental bonding is one of the treatments that may be recommended for a person who has chipped or broken teeth. Composite resin and porcelain are the two bonding materials that can be used. One of the reasons that tooth bonding is chosen over other procedures is because it only requires that our dentist remove a small portion of the enamel.
In many cases, our South Charlotte cosmetic dentists are not required to remove any enamel. Dental bonding is also less expensive than crowns and porcelain veneers. Furthermore, this procedure does not require the use of anesthesia, sedation dentistry services.
How Bonding Your Teeth Works
The first step in performing dental bonding is to apply a conditioning liquid. This liquid will help the bonding material adhere to tooth. After that, our dentist will apply the composite resin to the tooth. The next step is to harden the material with an ultraviolet laser or light. The dentist may be required to trim or shape the material after it has hardened in order to ensure that it fits properly.
It usually takes 30 minutes to one hour to complete this procedure. You may be required to make more than one trip to the dentist office if you are getting this procedure done on multiple teeth.
Tooth Bonding Maintenance & Care
Keep in mind that the bonding material is prone to staining. That is why you will need to avoid consuming foods and beverages that could possibly stain your teeth for 48 hours after surgery. This include things such as coffee, tea, sodas, wine and blueberries. Bonding material can potentially last for several years.
If you are interested in tooth bonding, please contact our cosmetic dentist office to schedule a consultation.