Tooth bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that replaces lost or harmed enamel on the surface of the tooth. This procedure can be used to help men and women feel better about their smiles, to restore functionality to the teeth and to create a more symmetrical and aesthetically beautiful smile.
The Basics of Dental Bonding
For this procedure, the dentist will use a special tooth-colored composite material that is specifically designed for teeth. The composite is strong and durable and can last for years. Plus, composites come in many natural shades so that the bonding will be practically invisible to the naked eye.
Once the dentist chooses the correct color of composite material for the tooth, the tooth enamel will get prepared to ensure the bonding material will stick. Once the material has been applied, the dentist will mold it to the correct shape before curing it with UV light.
Benefits of Restorative Dentistry for a Chipped Tooth
Dental bonding is used to repair teeth to their original beauty. While this procedure is often used to repair issues that arise from an injury, it can also be used for cosmetic purposes. The benefits of this treatment include the following:
- Quick, easy procedure typically done in one office visit
- Very little natural tooth enamel is removed
- Repairs minor chips and cracks in the teeth
- Closes gaps between teeth
- Lengthens shorter teeth
- Covers sensitive areas of teeth
If you have a chipped tooth, or if you are looking to improve the overall look and function of your teeth, contact New Image Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Vancouver WA. Our goal is to provide exceptional customer service while creating a treatment plan that works best for you.