Bonding is an excellent option for repairing a variety of smile imperfections.
Bonding can repair cracked, chipped and discolored teeth, as well as replace silver amalgam fillings. "With today’s stronger resins, bonding has also become a popular choice for repairing misaligned teeth, providing a straighter, more uniform smile," explains Dr. Anundsen.
What is composite bonding?
To begin the treatment, Dr. Anundsen selects a composite resin (dental bonding material) that matches or enhances the natural shade of your teeth. Then he roughens the existing tooth so the resin can adhere properly. Next, he applies the enamel-like resin to the tooth and carefully sculpts it to the desired shape. Then, Dr. Anundsen uses a special high-intensity light to harden the resin before the bonded tooth is polished, so it has the same appearance as the surrounding teeth.
How well does bonding work?
Bonding is quick, affordable and relatively comfortably procedure. Additionally, the composite resin is very flexible, expanding and contracting with the natural tooth to increase the longevity of the bonding. With good oral hygiene, bonding can last 10 or more years.Less expensive than veneers, bonding can usually be completed in just one office visit.