Dental bonding uses a resin material to repair teeth with cavities. This resin material is durable and looks very much like a natural tooth. Dental bonding is used when conditions occur such as:
- To repair tooth decay.
- To fix cracked or chipped teeth.
- To cover discolored teeth.
- To lengthen teeth.
- To fill spaces between teeth.
- As an alternative to fillings.
- To improve the shape of teeth.
- To protect the root of the tooth when gums recede.
The Process of Dental Bonding
Dr. Cohen anesthetizes the damaged tooth if necessary before the procedure begins. Then he chooses the right color of resin to match the color of the rest of your teeth. Next, the surface of the tooth is made rougher, and a liquid applied to it. The resin gets applied and formed to the right shape for the tooth. A laser light is next used to harden the resin. Dr. Cohen will then finish shaping the tooth and polish it. The dental bonding process takes between 30 and 60 minutes to do per tooth.
Dental bonding remains an easy and inexpensive way to improve the looks and the health of your teeth. In most cases, a dental bonding can be completed in one office visit. A tiny amount of tooth enamel is taken off during the process. And, unless the bonding is done to fill a tooth cavity, bonding can be done with no anesthetic.