If poorly spaced teeth or tooth discoloration is keeping you from showing off your smile, you may want to ask Dr. Atanay about dental bonding. Dental bonding involves the application of a special composite resin to your teeth. This is done to fix a variety of cosmetic dentistry and dental health issues.
Sunset Dental has been using dental bonding for years to help our patients have healthier, whiter, and brighter smiles. Though simple, this modern dentistry procedure is effective in correcting a variety of issues. To learn more about dental bonding and what the procedure entails, read through our handy guide below.
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a term used to describe any procedure where we apply a special resin to your teeth to correct dental issues. In direct composite bonding the resin itself is applied to repair damage to your tooth. This is usually done in a single visit, though extensive damage or more complicated areas may require additional treatments.
What issues can dental bonding repair?
Dental bonding can be used to repair many different dental health issues, including:
- Tooth discoloration
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Unusual gaps between teeth
- Misshapen or worn down teeth
- Tooth decay/cavities
- Exposed tooth roots
How long will a dental bonding application take?
Because dental bonding is such a common procedure, the process has been greatly refined. In general, the entire process will usually take only 30 to 60 minutes per tooth. However, multiple teeth may require additional appointments.
How long will a dental bonding last?
When cared for properly, dental bonding can last from anywhere from 1 to 10 years. Though they are durable, they are not indestructible, and your dentist will need to check the bonding at your annual visits to ensure that no touch ups are necessary.