Are you shy to show off your beautiful smile just because of that minor chipped portion of your teeth, or because of gaps between your front teeth? If so, dental bonding may be the right answer for your condition.
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a procedure by which the dentist would restore your chipped or broken teeth by bonding it with a tooth-colored resin material that is completely biocompatible with your enamel's biological composition. Bonding is not only a restorative procedure but a cosmetic procedure as well. It is a relatively simple and easy procedure as compared to dental veneers that may have to be crafted and mold to suit your unique needs.
When it comes to making cosmetic improvements, bonding can certainly improve the appearance of chipped, broken, cracked, or stained teeth. It is also a great alternative to amalgam fillings, or to act a gum-protector against receded teeth.
Being a simple procedure, this procedure requires no need for local anesthesia. Before beginning the dental procedure, the dentist would etch the surface of the tooth to roughen it and a conditioning liquid would be applied to the surface that'd help the bonding material adhere to the tooth.
Once the tooth is prepared, the dentist would apply the bonding material and it would be crafted to shape. After setting the bonding material in place, the dentist would polish it. The procedure wouldn't last more than one hour and no post-procedure complications.
Invasiveness: Dental bonding requires a minimal need for tooth extractions.
Time: Unlike other dental procedures, bonding is not a time-consuming procedure and can be completed in a single visit.
The patient can follow simple post-procedure steps to ensure their newly restored tooth stays in good form and shape.
The dentist would advise the patient to practice good oral hygiene methods for a beautiful and healthy smile. The patient can also avoid stain-inducing drinks such as tea, coffee, red wine, and other substances.
To understand more about dental bonding, request an appointment with Dr. Tognotti by calling our office at (925) 934 2066 or by placing an appointment online.