Dental bonding is an alternative treatment for correcting minor aesthetic issues. By using a resin matched to the color of your teeth, our doctors can cover up cracks or chips, stains, and other blemishes to give you a new smile that can last for years.
Dental bonding is a simple, conservative way to improve the appearance of your smile. During the bonding process, our skilled dentists and team place a composite resin material directly onto the tooth structure. Because the resin is malleable and puttylike when first applied, we can shape and sculpt it to fit your tooth and correct flaws in the tooth’s appearance. The composite resin is then hardened, trimmed and polished to provide a lasting, aesthetic restoration for your smile. Dental bonding typically requires just one visit to our welcoming dental office, and because this treatment usually necessitates little to no tooth preparation, you can rest assure that your visit will be quick and comfortable.
Our dentists may recommend dental bonding in order to close gaps and spaces between teeth, improve misshapen teeth, lighten stained or discolored teeth, or restore chipped or cracked teeth. We will use a shade of composite resin that matches the original color of your teeth for a natural-looking effect. If you would prefer, we can use a slightly lighter shade to whiten the color of your teeth.
For more information on cosmetic dental bonding and how we can help you improve your smile, we welcome you to contact us today.
How long does dental bonding take?
Dental bonding typically takes only one appointment, and it usually takes between 30-60 minutes to bond a single tooth. The process begins with a comprehensive cleaning from our team at Pax Dental.
Am I a good candidate?
If you have multiple cosmetic issues with your smile, but your mouth is healthy and you are free of oral health issues like gum disease, tooth decay, or major orthodontic problems, you are likely a good candidate for dental bonding.
How do I care for bonding?
First, make sure you brush and floss regularly, and see the team at Pax Dental for a regular six-month cleaning and checkup. Proper oral hygiene will keep your smile healthy and help prevent the buildup of surface stains.