What Is Dental Bonding?
Dentists like Dr. Gabriel use dental bonding as a simple cosmetic procedure to restore a tooth’s shape and structure. This treatment involves applying a plastic-like resin to your teeth to mimic its surface. The materials used for the resin are composite and made to be long-lasting in order to protect your smile for years to come. The best part about dental bonding is that there’s no need for impressions or anesthesia since it’s applied freehand by a trained dentist.
The Benefits of Dental Bonding
There are a variety of benefits that come with dental bonding that can best complement your smile. Some of these advantages for your teeth can include:
- Fills gaps in between your teeth
- More affordable than porcelain veneers
- Can treat decay, damage, and discoloration
- Protects teeth from further damage or injury
- Restores your confidence in your smile
- Non-invasive procedure
The Dental Bonding Process
You’ll attend an initial consultation with Dr. Gabriel to determine if your smile is an ideal candidate for dental bonding. We’ll also let you know about our other restorative and cosmetic treatments so that you can make an informed decision based on your needs. Your dentist will then pick a shade for your resin that best matches the color of your natural teeth.
Dr. Gabriel will prepare your teeth by cleaning them to apply the resin. Anesthesia won’t be necessary in some cases, since the procedure is non-invasive and virtually painless. However, it may be needed if the resin is being used to fix cracked or chipped teeth. Your dentist will slightly etch the surface of your tooth so the resin stays in place. After applying and shaping the resin onto your tooth, a light will be used to harden it to complete the look.