Teeth commonly become damaged over time from biting into unexpected hard foods or from bad habits such as chewing on pens, ice, or finger nails. It is also common for people to have damaged teeth after participating in sports such as football or soccer, and other activities such as skateboarding or rollerblading during adolescence. You don’t have to live with damaged teeth forever, dental bonding provides a great cosmetic solution to chipped or cracked teeth.
How Dental Bonding Works
Dental bonding is the process of adding a composite resin to cracked or chipped areas of teeth to create a more natural feel and appearance.
- The treated area is thoroughly cleaned.
- A small layer of enamel may be removed to allow a stronger bond.
- A bonding liquid is applied to the surface and is allowed to set.
- Once the bonding liquid has set, a resin material is placed on the area and is manipulated to suit the proper shape of your tooth.
- The bonded resin is smoothed and polished to appear natural.
Although dental bonding is a great solution for temporary cosmetic repairs, your teeth may require additional treatments over time as the resin wears. Dental bonding treatments are also more vulnerable to stains than natural teeth are.
Your damaged teeth will look and feel great within a single appointment of dental bonding. Schedule a consultation at Smile Today to help you decide if dental bonding is right for you.