Gaps, cracks, unevenness, and discoloration in teeth are quite common, but studies claim that people become more self-conscious about their dental appearance as they enter adulthood. So, if you feel insecure about your smile, you should know that 7 in 10 Americans feel exactly the same way!
Thankfully, a good dentist will be able to offer you a few effective procedures to help improve your smile. For minor cosmetic problems, dental bonding is the way to go. This popular procedure gives you immediate results by masking unsightly features or imperfections.
At Tolley Dental, we specialize in reshaping, recoloring, and refilling areas of our patients’ teeth with our professional bonding services. What you get is a natural, durable, and flattering smile that you’ll be proud to flash wherever you go!
What Is Cosmetic Bonding?
Bonding is a simple, non-invasive cosmetic technique that uses resin composite materials to mold each tooth to perfection. Using your existing teeth as a base for the bonding solution, it’s a great alternative for people who don’t need something as drastic as crowns or veneers. When done correctly, the results should last anywhere between 3 to 10 years depending on the quality of the dental work and your oral hygiene.
Can Anyone Get Their Teeth Bonded?
We recommend getting your teeth bonded for minor cosmetic flaws. If you’re dealing with serious dental conditions and poor oral health, you may need more drastic options. This is why it’s important to get a dental assessment before looking into cosmetic procedures. Dental bonding is ideal for anyone who wants to:
- Rejuvenate cracked or chipped teeth.
- Fill in gaps and spaces between teeth.
- Restore decayed teeth.
- Fill in cavities.
- Alter tooth dimensions.
- Protect teeth with exposed roots.
Generally, the process of bonding can take half an hour to an hour per tooth depending on how much work needs to be done. Like most cosmetic procedures, it’s important to maintain good oral habits by brushing, flossing, and gargling regularly after your treatment.
How Does Teeth Bonding Work?
Every bonding session starts with a dental examination so we can take a closer look at which areas need to be bonded. As soon as we come up with your personalized dental plan, we’ll select the right shade of resin to perfectly match the color of your natural teeth.
For the next step, we prep and condition each tooth by applying a special solution that roughens up the surface. This makes it easier for the bonding agent to stick to your teeth while we mold the resin putty in place. We carefully apply small sections of resin to specific parts of your teeth until we achieve the desired look.
For the last stage of our bonding procedure, we use a laser light to activate the bonding agent as it hardens to completion. Lastly, we polish everything up for a flush, flawless finish.
Get Your Teeth Professionally Bonded At Tolley Dental
Dental bonding proves that subtle changes can go a long way! If you’re interested in this procedure you can trust Tolley Dental to deliver impressive results every single time. Unleash your smile’s full potential by booking an appointment with us today.
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