There are instances in which optimal oral health will require dental bonding. When you visit Golden’s Bridge Family Dentistry in Katonah, our dental team will work with you to help you understand whether dental bonding is ideal for keeping your gums and teeth strong and healthy.
Dental bonding is the process of applying a tooth-colored resin to repair a tooth that is chipped, decayed, fractured, or discolored. Bonding is different than veneers since veneers are manufactured and require a mold for the correct fit. Bonding, on the other hand, can be completed in one visit.
Bonding is sometimes used as an alternative to amalgam fillings or to shield a portion of the root of the tooth. No preparation is necessary for tooth bonding. Usually, anesthesia is not necessary unless the bonding is used to fill a decayed tooth.
The tooth is prepared, and your dentist will apply a resin that has the consistency of putty and is colored like a natural tooth. The resin is then molded and smoothed into the right shape. The dentist will use a UV light or laser to harden the material.
Once the bonding material hardens, the dentist will shape and trim the material to make it look as natural as possible. Then, the dentist will polish the material so it will coordinate with the sheen of the rest of the tooth’s surface.
It takes about half an hour to complete the bonding procedures. You may need to schedule several visits if you need more than one tooth bonded.
Individuals with severe stains or decayed teeth can benefit from dental bonding. The procedure is used to secure the teeth and prevent impurities and bacteria from forming, which can cause more cavities and tooth decay.
If you live in the Katonah area, contact our dental office today for quality bonding services that can lead to a healthier smile. After the bonding is complete, be sure to contact our offices if you notice sharp edges on the teeth or feel a strange sensation when biting down. Our dental staff is happy to assist you.