How Is Dental Bonding Used in Cosmetic Dentistry?

Posted by Osuna Dental Care Sep 23, 2021

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Dental bonding is a cosmetic treatment that repairs minor flaws in the teeth, such as chips or cracks. At Osuna Dental Care, a tooth-colored resin material is bonded to the teeth to improve their shape and appearance. The resin material can be shaped to disguise unevenness in the teeth and conceal chips or cracks in the enamel. In addition, the resin material can be layered to create a more aesthetically pleasing shape for the teeth. 

This process typically requires only one visit to the dentist’s office. First, the surface of the teeth will be roughened before applying the tooth-colored resin. This will create a stronger bond between the material and your teeth. Next, the resin will be applied in layers to the surface of the teeth. Each layer is hardened using a specialized light or laser before the next layer can be applied. Once the process is complete, the resin will be polished to match the sheen of your surrounding natural teeth. This will improve your smile's appearance and help it appear more attractive and healthy. 

How Dental Bonding Works?

Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material is applied to the surface of teeth to restore or improve the smile's appearance. It can fix chips, cracks, and discoloration on front teeth. When the material is bonded to a tooth, it encases the entire front of the tooth, creating a protective barrier for the tooth and strengthening its structure. The material is sculpted to the desired shape by the dentist, hardened with ultraviolet light, and polished to look like your natural enamel. This procedure is non-invasive and can usually be completed over an hour; however, multiple appointments may be required if more than one tooth is restored. Before the procedure, your dentist may ask that you avoid eating or drinking certain foods that may stain your teeth, such as tea, coffee, or wine. You may also be asked to quit smoking or using tobacco products several weeks before treatment. This helps the bonding materials adhere to the tooth more easily.

The Benefits of Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a process in which composite resin is bonded to the surface of the teeth to repair damage to the smile. This cosmetic procedure improves the appearance of a tooth that has been chipped, cracked, stained, or discolored. It can also close spaces between the teeth and lengthen worn-down teeth. They won’t have to worry about the tooth further damaging due to the materials used. With dental bonding, patients can enjoy natural-looking results almost immediately. 

Contact Osuna Dental Care at 5900 Cubero Dr NE suite B, Albuquerque, NM 87109, or call (505) 884-1989 if you are interested in learning more about how dental bonding can benefit you!

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