What is dental bonding?
Having a great smile will go a long way to making you feel more confident. However, minor imperfections may impact on your self-esteem and will have you covering your mouth when you should be smiling. Dental bonding – also called teeth bonding – can help with this.
The process involves preparing the tooth by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance. Because this resin is bonded onto each tooth, this process can also be referred to as teeth bonding.
This is a great option if you’d like to improve the appearance of your teeth especially in cases of discoloration or gaps.
What to consider
It is important to remember that since the plastic resin used is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip or break than natural teeth.
How much does dental bonding cost?
Contact our team today to schedule an appointment where will discuss costs and financing options.
How long does the teeth bonding procedure take?
The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly.
How soon can I eat and drink after teeth bonding?
While there is no recovery time for this procedure, it is important to refrain from eating or drinking foods or beverages that can stain the resin for at least 48 hours after the treatment.
How long does teeth bonding last?
Bonding typically lasts three to five years before the need for repair.
If you live in or near the Stillwater, OK area and would like to learn more about dental bonding and whether or not you are a good candidate, contact us today. Our team would be happy to answer any questions you may have or schedule your appointment.