Have you recently chipped a tooth? Damage can occur as a result of everything from a sports injury to biting down on a peach pit. However, treating the chipped tooth is crucial to avoid the onset of decay or possibly infection. In order to repair the tooth, we may recommend a bonding procedure. What is cosmetic bonding?
Common Questions About Cosmetic Bonding
Question: What is cosmetic bonding?
Answer: Cosmetic bonding involves applying several layers of a composite resin to repair a damaged tooth. The entire procedure is completed in a single visit, which makes it convenient for people with busy schedules. In addition, the procedure is cost-effective when compared to restorations, such as dental crowns or porcelain veneers.
Question: Who needs this procedure?
Answer: We may suggest the procedure for people who have chipped a tooth or who have discoloration they would like to see masked. We also use the procedure to reshape a tooth or close unsightly gaps between teeth.
Question: What does treatment involve?
Answer: First, the doctor will need to thoroughly clean the tooth and remove any decay. Next, the tooth will be gently etched, as this helps the composite resin better adhere to the tooth prior to curing. After applying multiple layers of the material, the doctor sculpts the tooth while the material cures under a special light.
Question: Will the results look natural?
Answer: The material is the same we use for white fillings. We can shade the composite resin to help it better blend with the surrounding tooth structure. Our goal is for you to receive quality tooth repair and for your competed tooth to look natural. If you have any question about this or any of our other cosmetic and restorative procedures, then please contact our office today.