Are you interested in improving the appearance of your smile?
Do you have chips or cracks or are you unhappy with the proportions of your teeth? Dental bonding may be a solution for you. Dental Bonding can improve the appearance of teeth making them more uniform. It also has some functional uses, protecting teeth from decay and replacing outdated amalgam fillings. Some patients opt for dental bonding instead of veneers as it is a cheaper option and easily repaired in case of an emergency.
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a quick in-office procedure that doesn’t require any sort of anaesthesia unless a special case arises. A resin material is adhered to the affected teeth to mask any discrepancies and strengthen underlying teeth.
Dental bonding works by roughening and conditioning the affected teeth so that the resin used for dental bonding adheres. The resin that is used is carefully matched to the colour of your natural teeth so that it blends in and isn’t noticeable at all. Once the resin colour is matched it is then applied to the tooth, moulded, and left to harden to match the strength and feel of your natural tooth. Minor touch-ups may be required after hardening to ensure the most natural finish. When the resin is in its proper shape and is hardened, it is polished to match the shine of natural teeth. Once completed this treatment shouldn’t be noticeable so no one has to know you’ve had dental work done if you don’t want them to.
Dental Bonding – Its uses
When looking at dental bonding there are a lot of different reasons that the procedure may be required. Remember that dental bonding can be used for both cosmetic dentistry and practical reasons, so patients are left with an improved but natural looking smile. Dental bonding is often used for:
- Closing gaps between the teeth
- Repairing a chipped or cracked tooth
- Elongating the teeth
- Masking discoloured teeth
- Protecting a tooth from further decay
- Altering the shape of a tooth
- Replacing amalgam fillings
If you have chipped, cracked, or teeth that appear to be too short, come to Dr. Hall for dental bonding in Colorado Springs. Not only will your dental health benefit but your smile will also get a boost as well!
A number of factors can cause teeth discoloration and staining. Dark foods and drinks like coffee, red wine, berries, and soya sauce can cause stains, as can smoking, certain medications, and some illnesses. Discoloration can also occur as part of the ageing process. By identifying the cause of your staining, Dr. Hall can help you to reduce re-staining after a whitening treatment.
During the process of dental bonding, a resin material, which is matched to the color of your teeth, is secured to the affected teeth. The material works to conceal any imperfections and to strengthen the underlying teeth. The affected teeth are roughened and conditioned so that the resin material can stick to their surface. When the resin has been placed, and has hardened, it is polished to match the shine of your natural teeth.
Dental bonding can be used to close gaps between the teeth; repair a chipped or cracked tooth; elongate the teeth; conceal discolored teeth; protect a tooth from further decay; alter the shape of a tooth; and replace an amalgam filling. Dental bonding is generally a more affordable alternative to veneers.