Do you have a chipped tooth or need to fill a gap between your teeth, but aren’t ready to invest in porcelain or composite veneers? If so, then dental bonding is another option for you. Bonding is a convenient and natural looking way of repairing minor chips, cracks, stains and misalignments in your teeth.
How Does Dental Bonding Work?
Esthetic tooth restoration using dental bonding strengthens teeth while creating a flawless, natural looking smile. Using a high quality plastic or composite resin that is precisely matched to your natural tooth color, Dr. Nash paints over the problem area on the tooth. Once the plastic or resin is molded to its desired shape, it is then cured (or bonded) to the tooth for a long-lasting, durable finish.
The Dental Bonding Procedure
The dental bonding procedure typically takes between 30 and 60 minutes to complete. Since the process does not require extensive, invasive dental work, it is a painless process requiring no anesthetic. Dr. Nash will first match your tooth color using a color shade guide; this shade will be used to pick a resin or plastic that closely matches your surrounding teeth. He will then roughen the surface of the tooth and apply a conditioning liquid to prepare it for bonding with the resin or plastic. The plastic or resin material will then be applied to the tooth and molded to its desired shape (matching the surrounding teeth). An ultraviolet curing light will be used to harden the material, bonding it to the tooth. The procedure is finished with the tooth polished so that its appearance (sheen and texture) matches the patient’s natural teeth.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Nash Today
To learn more about the possibilities of dental bonding, contact Ross Nash, D.D.S. today by calling his office at (704) 895-7660.