Tooth bonding is one of the most versatile cosmetic dental treatments and an effective solution for many cosmetic and restorative concerns. From tooth damage to minor imperfections, tooth bonding can offer a quick, economical and customized result. Tooth bonding may be recommended to treat:
- Chipped teeth, cracked teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Cosmetic imperfections
What is tooth bonding?
The tooth bonding process is similar to a dental filling, using a composite resin material to create the look you desire or to replace lost or removed tooth structure. Drs. Richard and Bruce Corbin can provide skilled, experienced cosmetic dental care and use tooth bonding to enhance the appearance of your smile. Your treatment is also designed to support the long-term health of your smile, addressing any underlying problems that may have led to tooth damage or decay. The material is color-matched to meet your cosmetic goals and will create a smooth texture and natural-looking luster once polished in place.
How long does tooth bonding take to complete?
Tooth bonding is completed in a single visit. Your Corbin dentist will prepare the tooth or teeth to be bonded by removing a small amount of surface enamel. A process called etching will create a slightly varied or rougher surface so the material can adhere to the tooth and remain in place.
The composite resin material is carefully sculpted into place and adjusted for a stable fit and comfortable bite. Once complete, the material is cured in place and polished.
How long will tooth bonding last?
Tooth bonding can last for 5 years or more, longer with good oral hygiene and dental care. During routine visits, we will monitor the condition of bonded teeth to spot any signs of weakness or damage early on. Bonded teeth can be cared for like your natural teeth with daily brushing and flossing.