Tooth bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure. It uses a composite resin that’s colored like a natural tooth. The material is applied to a chipped, decayed, or stained area to restore the appearance of the tooth. We can polish and shape it, so it blends naturally with the rest of your teeth.
How Is Composite Bonding Applied?
A shade guide is used to choose resin that will best match the color of your real teeth. The application site is treated with a conditioning liquid to help adhere the bond. Next, a putty-like resin will be added. We then mold and smooth the resin until it is shaped as needed. Once it is in place, the resin is hardened using a laser or ultraviolet light.
After the hardening step, we will polish the composite bonding so that it has the same sheen as the surface of your other teeth. The procedure usually takes 30 to 60 minutes to complete. Multiple visits may be required if more than one tooth will receive composite bonding.
What Are the Benefits of Composite Tooth Bonding?
Composite bonding is a great way to correct issues with your smile. It doesn’t take long and is minimally invasive. It’s also safe and will restore the appearance of teeth.
Modern composite bonding is strong enough to last for years with normal dental care. No special treatments or follow up visits are required. Schedule an appointment at Goldstein Dental Group in Novi, Michigan today to learn more about tooth bonding and how it can improve your smile.