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What is Dental Bonding? February 13, 2019

What is Dental Bonding?, ,

Having a beautiful smile can boost your self-esteem and help you face each day and personal interaction with added confidence. That’s why many individuals choose to explore cosmetic dentistry options at their family dental care clinic to enhance the appearance of their teeth. One common cosmetic dentistry procedure is dental bonding. If you’re unfamiliar with this process, here’s some helpful information to review before your next visit to the dentist. 

Understanding Dental Bonding

What Is Bonding?

DeCosmetic Dentistryntal bonding is a process in which your dentist applies composite resin to your existing tooth. This treatment can successfully conceal discoloration, chips, decay, or fractured teeth to restore your smile. Unlike veneers, dental bonding does not require custom molds or multiple visits to a dental office. The procedure can be completed in one sitting as the tooth-colored plastic is adhered to your existing tooth and bonded to it immediately using a special lighting device.

When & Why Do Cosmetic Dentistry Clinics Recommend This Treatment?

This treatment option is a low-cost and simple way to restore your smile. If your teeth are discolored, chipped, or slightly gapped, dental bonding is an effective, affordable procedure. Dental bonding is also used as an alternative to amalgam fillings and to protect the tooth root if it’s been exposed due to a receding gum line. 

What Can You Expect During the Procedure?

Minimal preparation is required for dental bonding, and in many cases, anesthesia is unnecessary unless your dentist has to get close to a tooth nerve. The process starts with your dentist selecting the right color composite resin. Next, your natural tooth will be etched and coated with a conditioning liquid to help strengthen the bond. The resin is then applied and shaped to your tooth and hardened using ultraviolet light. Once hardened, the resin will be polished. Generally speaking, the procedure can be completed in under an hour. 

 

Whether you need dental bonding or want to pursue teeth whitening, you need to work with a dentist you can trust. Anderson Family Dentistry, led by Dr. Gregory C. Frese III and Dr. James M. Seibert, has been serving families throughout Hamilton County, OH, from their Cincinnati-based practice since 1978. They offer both preventive and cosmetic dentistry to enhance and protect your smile. For more information about their services, visit the clinic online, and call (513) 231-9300 to schedule an appointment.

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