Cincinnati Dental Bonding From Professional Cosmetic Dentists

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding, or tooth bonding, is a dental process used to repair a chipped, decayed, discolored, or fractured tooth. Bonding can also be used to close a gap between two teeth in certain conditions, like between the front teeth.

How Does Dental Bonding Work?

Bonding uses a composite material known as a resin. The resin color is selected using a shade guide to match the patient’s tooth, then the dentist prepares the surface of the tooth by etching it. This roughening process helps the bonding material adhere to the tooth. Next, the dentist applies a conditioning liquid to the tooth. This also helps the bonding material to adhere to the tooth.

The resin resembles putty, and the dentist will sculpt it to fit the shape of the tooth. Once the dentist is satisfied with the shape of the dental bonding, he or she will harden it with an ultraviolet light or a laser. Once the bonding material has hardened, the dentist will trim it to fit the tooth’s shape more precisely. The dentist will then polish the bonding material so that it matches the surface appearance of the tooth.

Dental bonding is a great way to salvage a broken or chipped tooth that doesn’t need to be extracted but does need to be sealed, protected and have its appearance restored.

Benefits of Tooth Bonding

Bonding is one of the least expensive dental procedures, and among the easiest to perform. The ease with which bonding is done, and the way it covers unsightly teeth, makes it among the least expensive dental cosmetic procedures. Not to mention it’s non-invasive, painless and has no recovery or wait time.

Another benefit of bonding is that it can close spaces between teeth. It can also improve a tooth’s appearance, and can change the color or shape of a tooth. Additionally, bonding can protect the exposed portion of a tooth’s root. Bonding is useful for making a tooth attractive, but it can also help protect that tooth. Dental bonding is a perfect example of a procedure that falls under cosmetic dentistry but also has protective oral health benefits.

Bonding, for a single tooth, usually requires 30 minutes to an hour to complete. If you are in need of Cincinnati dental bonding services, contact our office today by calling 513.489.7800 or using our online contact form.