Bonding also referred to as bonded restoration, is a pain-free way to make minor repairs to your teeth. Most often, several teeth can be bonded in a single dental visit. Dental bonding uses teeth-colored material called composite resin. The composite resin is placed on your teeth, and then shaped and hardened with a light.
The composite resin can:
- Match your teeth
- Replace the missing portion of a chipped tooth
- Build up teeth and fill between them
- Restore a broken tooth to size
- Conceal a stained tooth so that it matches the color of your other teeth
Your dentist in Palm Beach Gardens will begin by placing a matrix on your treated tooth, which is a thin, transparent plastic film to protect other teeth from stray composite resin. Next, your dentist will put a mild chemical on the tooth to roughen it slightly. This helps the composite resin bond or adhere to your tooth enamel. The composite resin will match the color of your natural teeth and is chosen so that it blends with your smile. Your dentist in Palm Beach Gardens will put the composite resin on your tooth in layers. A light will then be used to harden each layer of the composite resin. Once the last layer of composite resin is hardened, your dentist will shape and polish it to form your tooth. Your teeth will look natural and smooth after bonding. During your second visit, your dentist will examine the bonding, and if needed, they will polish it.
There are many advantages to dental bonding. The procedure requires little to no removal of tooth enamel and no anesthesia, providing instant results. Looking for dental bonding near you? Habashy Dental offers dental bonding in Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418. Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment today!