What Is Bonding?
Bonding is a cosmetic medical procedure that is used to conceal or correct a wide array of dental imperfections or defects. The bonding process consists of the application of a biocompatible resin to your affected tooth that will correct minor imperfections. The composite is then sculpted into the proper shape and left to harden.
What Issues Can Tooth Bonding Address?
Bonding is an extremely versatile procedure that can target many dental imperfections, including chips, cracks, discoloration or staining, minor gaps, and inconsistent tooth sizes or shapes. If you believe you may be a candidate for tooth bonding, reach out to our office to schedule a consultation. Our dentists listen to your concerns and evaluate your smile to determine the best solution for your needs.
The Benefits of Tooth Bonding
Bonding is a convenient outpatient procedure that can usually be performed in just one appointment and requires no recovery period. While the process is simple and fast, your bonding can last for several years or even decades with proper care. It’s easy to take care of your dental bonding: all you have to do is maintain your dental hygiene routine. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, and floss at least once. You should also be sure to visit a dentist twice a year for a professional teeth cleaning and check-up. In addition, bonding is suitable for patients of all ages. Everyone from children to geriatric patients can take advantage of dental composites.
The Dental Bonding Process
The first step in your bonding procedure will involve a process known as dental contouring. Your dentist will carefully smooth the target area of your tooth in order to prepare it for bonding. A special adhesive will then be applied and the composite resin will be attached to your tooth. The material is shaded to match your natural teeth for seamless, natural results. Once your dentist ensures that the color is the correct shade, they will sculpt the bonding material into the ideal shape. Your bonding may be allowed to air dry, or a UV light may be used to facilitate the process. Your appointment should only take between 30 minutes and an hour.
Contact Dr. Kurt Kwiatkowski
At the dental office of Kurt R. Kwiatkowski DDS, SC, you can elevate your smile with professional dental bonding. For more information about our cosmetic dental procedures or to schedule an appointment, call 262-377-0852 or send us a message.