If you’ve been wondering about a cosmetic issue that has prevented you from smiling, you may want to consider dental bonding. In today’s post, you will learn about tooth bonding and why it may be the perfect solution for you!
Tooth bonding is the application of composite resin to the surface of a tooth, which binds to it and helps cover up small cosmetic flaws. At Skyline Dental Associates, we offer tooth bonding and can help you choose if the procedure is right for you.
Before the dentist applies bonding to a tooth, she will rough up the exterior, much like you would do with a piece of wood that needs to be sanded before it can have stain applied. Dr. Leila Ebrahimpoor will find a shade that matches closely to your tooth color, so the results are as authentic as possible, and ensure the material is able to adhere to your tooth, which is then set with a special light to help cure it.
After the resin has hardened, we will polish the tooth, so it looks much like your own natural teeth. The bonding process can be completed in one short visit, and is virtually pain-free. According to the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, bonding is best applied to chipped teeth. It can also be used if you have large spaces between teeth, or one tooth is smaller than others, as well as with discolored teeth. You can also replace a metallic filling with bonding.
Contact our office at (613) 226-4562 to learn more about dental bonding in Ottawa, ON, today!