Dental bonding is a procedure used to restore or improve a person’s smile with the use of a tooth-colored resin material, a synthetic and durable plastic material. The dental bonding procedure is an option for people who need to repair damage to their teeth and can also be used to improve the appearance of teeth. Bonding can repair the damage of chipped or cracked teeth and can be used to fill cavities. Dental bonding for appearance purposes can be used to improve upon discoloration of teeth and the shape of teeth such as size or length. Call an Grace Dental professional today to see if dental bonding can restore and improve your smile. Our office is located in Palm Harbor with convenient hours that are certain to meet your needs.
In the dental bonding procedure the tooth is carefully prepared for the bonding process, then the resin is applied and hardened with an ultraviolet light or laser. The entire bonding procedure typically takes about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth but will vary depending on the patient. Dental bonding is not usually a very intensive process and commonly does not require anesthesia at all unless for the purpose of filling a decayed tooth. Your dentist will select a color of resin to blend in with your teeth and hide discoloration; your dentist will also shape and polish it to further match the appearance of the rest of the tooth’s surface.
Dental bonding is one of the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedures. However, dental bonding may not always be the best option for those looking to improve the appearance of their teeth. And bonding may not be the best treatment for teeth that have been damaged. You will need to consult with your dentist to find the best cosmetic or restorative approach for your teeth. Contact Palm Harbor dentist, Dr. Elizabeth Ho and Grace Dental to discuss what options are best for you.