Quick and Affordable Dental Bonding in Charlotte, NC
Dental bonding is a relatively quick and affordable way to repair chips and other small imperfections on teeth. Despite your best efforts to care for your teeth, accidents can occur that cause permanent damage. This procedure involves applying a tooth-colored resin material to the tooth’s surface, and hardening the material with a special UV light to bond the resin to the tooth. Bonding material closely mimics the look of natural teeth to repair and restore a patient’s smile. At our Charlotte, NC dental office, we offer dental bonding procedures to our patients, generally performed in a single visit.
What Types of Problems Can Bonding Fix?
Dental bonding can be used to repair teeth that are:
- Cracked or chipped
- Gapped or have spaces
- Too short (bonding can lengthen teeth)
What Are The Benefits of Dental Bonding?
There are numerous benefits to dental bonding, making it one of the most popular procedures in the industry today. Bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic dental options that can alter a patient’s smile. Compared with costly crowns and veneers, dental bonding also requires the least amount of enamel removal. Bonding can also act as a substitute to traditional amalgam fillings for a more natural look.
What is The Procedure For Dental Bonding?
Before a tooth can be bonded, some mild preparation is first needed. While anesthesia is generally not required unless dental bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth, the surface of the tooth must be roughened to allow the resin to better adhere to the tooth surface.
Conditioning gel is then applied to the tooth, followed by the putty-like resin material. Using a dental instrument, the bonding material is molded and shaped into place, and an ultraviolet light hardens the material. Once hardened, the tooth is trimmed if necessary, and the surface is polished for a smooth finish.
Caring for your bonded teeth is simple. Just follow proper oral hygiene to keep your bonded tooth clean and free of plaque and decay. For more information about the dental bonding process or to schedule an appointment, contact our Charlotte Restorative Dental Office today, by calling (704) 752-7602.