If you’re struggling with an unsightly crack, chip, stain, or even a gap in your smile, consider dental bonding. It’s an easy and common procedure that can revitalize and transform your smile.
Here at Westwood Dental Group in Westwood, MA, we’ve performed thousands of dental bonding procedures on countless happy patients.
Unlike dental crowns, veneers, and the like, a dental bonding procedure requires just one visit to one of our state-of-the-art offices. In less than an hour, you’ll walk out with a brighter, happier looking smile that you’ll be excited to show off.
Unless your dental bonding is close to a nerve, a deep cavity, or severe decay, no anesthesia will be necessary. Your technician will prepare the tooth by slightly scraping and shaving down the surface to make it more abrasive—this helps the conditioning gel to stick well.
The conditioning gel is first applied, and then composite resin is placed over it. The composite resin is a sturdy plastic material that will withstand years of normal wear and tear. Your technician will be sure to carefully match the composite resin to your natural tooth color, which will yield seamless results that will go unnoticed by the naked eye.
The dental bonding composite resin is like putty that will be molded into the desired shape. Once in place, a special light is used to harden the material. Following the hardening step, the tooth will be further shaped, filed, and then polished for a completely natural final result.
From start to finish, the entire process is painless, and the enamel of your original tooth is barely compromised.
Many patients turn to dental bonding to improve the appearance of cracked or chipped teeth, major discoloration, misshapen teeth, and even to fill in gaps. Dental bonding can completely change the shape of your teeth, like making them appear longer, for example.
More serious tooth damage may require a more invasive procedure—dental bonding is mainly for cosmetic purposes. It will last up to 10 years on average and can be retouched or redone at any time.
For a brighter, healthier-looking smile, get in touch with us at Westwood Dental Group. There’s no better dental care in Westwood, MA.