Dental bonding is a cosmetic and restorative dental procedure that involves the application of a composite resin material to the teeth in order to conceal cosmetic flaws such as chips, cracks, imperfections in size or shape, and discoloration, to repair damaged teeth and to fill cavities. At Pompano Family Dental, we use tooth-colored bonding material to give a natural and flawless look to your smile.
Cosmetic dental bonding is a relatively quick and inexpensive, yet excellent and long-lasting way of beautifying your smile. It is a conservative therapy that does not require the natural tooth structure to be altered and can be used in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments such as crowns, bridges and whitening. Another great thing about dental bonding is that the procedure shows instant results and can be accomplished in a single appointment. To be an ideal candidate for the dental bonding procedure, one must have good oral health and teeth that are free of decay and gum disease. Any such issues, if they exist, should be addressed and treated prior to the bonding procedure.
Bonding can be used for the following purposes:
- Repair cracks and chips
- Fill cavities
- Lighten your smile
- Make your teeth appear longer and more proportionate
- Close gaps in your smile
- Make your teeth look straighter
- Enhance proportionately small, unusually shaped, or worn teeth
The dental bonding procedure is simple and quick. First, the tooth is prepared by removing decay and then the bonding resin is applied to it. The resin is hardened using a special curing light and then shaped and polished to give the tooth a natural appearance and shine. In most cases, the entire treatment can be completed in one to two hours.
For more information about how cosmetic bonding can be useful for you, please call our office for a consultation.