What Is Dental Bonding?
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What Is Dental Bonding?

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Also known as teeth bonding or composite bonding, dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that is used to enhance your beautiful smile and fix broken, chipped, discolored, or cracked teeth. Dental bonding is an inexpensive procedure during which the dentist uses a thick and moldable tooth-colored composite resin to fill in the gaps, resulting in a beautiful smile.

When Is Dental Bonding Recommended?

As stated earlier, during a dental bonding procedure, dentists      use a tooth-colored composite resin material to improve your smile. Dental bonding is recommended in the following cases:

  • Change the shape of your teeth.
  • To make your teeth look longer.
  • Camouflage tooth discoloration.
  • Conceal cracks or chips in your teeth.
  • Fill the spaces and gaps between your teeth.
  • Replace old silver dental fillings.
  • Fill cavities.
  • Protect the roots of your teeth after gum recession.

What Is a Dental Bonding Procedure?

A typical dental bonding procedure takes approximately 30 minutes to an hour. Here is what to expect during a dental bonding appointment:

  • The dentist will use a shade guide to select a composite resin color that matches your natural teeth.
  • They will then clean your teeth to create a smooth bonding surface.
  • Next, the dentist will apply the resin and mold it in the desired shape.
  • The dentist will turn on the UV light to harden the resin and further shape your teeth.
  • Lastly, the dentist will polish the bonded resin for a natural shine and floss it to ensure there are no rough edges.

How to Care for Bonded Teeth    

Follow the below-mentioned tips and tricks to protect your bonded teeth:

  • Don’t chew on ice.
  • Try not to pick at the bonding.
  • Pass on chewy and hard candies.
  • Avoid putting sharp objects in your mouth.
  • Use a mouth guard to protect your teeth during sports.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

At Severance Dental, we are committed to providing personalized, high-quality dental care in Windsor, Greeley, Eaton, Ault, Fort Collins, Pierce, and Severance, CO. So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call to book an appointment right away!

Posted on Oct 24, 2022
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