Composite dental bonding was developed over 50 years ago. Using composite resin, a dyeable dental material, the bonding enhances your smile by making it brighter and straighter. It’s applied when you have chipped teeth or a small gap in your smile. It’s possible to apply the dental bonding in as few as one appointment.
Dental bonding is a useful, noninvasive alternative to veneers or braces. If your teeth are healthy, free of bacteria or decay but can benefit from a boost in appearance, dental bonding may also be the right treatment for you. For example, if one or more teeth are shorter than the others, dental bonding can even out the appearance.
If you have stains that are too severe even for professional teeth whitening to remove, this may be the best solution.
Keep in mind that of the gaps in your teeth are large, composite bonding may look unnatural. If you have an over or underbite, this isn’t the right way to treat it.
The procedure begins with a thorough examination of your teeth. Dr. Veligdan ensures your teeth and gums are healthy enough for this procedure. Then he removes some enamel on the surface of your tooth.
Dr. Veligdan shapes the composite resin to fit your tooth then adds the bonding agent followed by the composite resin. He adjusts the color to match the shade of your natural teeth and finishes the treatment by polishing and cleaning your teeth. It’s a simple and short procedure that may only take a single application.
Treat the tooth with dental bonding just like your other teeth. With regular brushing and flossing, the composite bonding can last up to 10 years. You should still keep your regular appointments with Dr. Veligdan for professional cleanings and checkups every six months.
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