Dental bonding is a simple and cost-effective procedure that quickly restores unsightly chips, cracks, discoloration or decay.
If you’re struggling with imperfections and are interested in enhancing your smile, call our offices to schedule a consultation about dental bonding. Coeur d’Alene patients with minor imperfections overwhelmingly choose dental bonding over more intensive restoration procedures.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that uses a strong tooth-colored composite resin to smooth over damaged areas and restore the surface of the tooth. The composite resin is a strong bonding substance that is applied to the damaged areas and carefully sculpted into place. Using a special light, the resin is then hardened and polished, perfectly restoring your tooth.
While veneers or implants may be a better alternative for patients with severe damage. Dental bonding is a great option for patients with minor imperfections, such as:
Short or uneven teeth
Dental bonding is a simple procedure that can be completed in one short visit. Anesthesia is only required for patients who need bonding near exposed nerves, roots or require the reshaping of the tooth. First, the surface of the tooth will be roughened to prepare it to adhere to the bonding substance and a conditioning liquid will be applied. Using a composite resin that has been color-matched to perfectly fit your smile, your dentist will then apply the bonding substance to the damaged areas. The resin will be carefully smoothed and sculpted into place, securely filling cracks, chips, and other damage. Using a special light, the substance will be hardened and permanently bonded to your tooth, seamlessly restoring it’s appearance.
After your bonding procedure, there is no special care required! With proper cleaning and care, your bonding should last for many years without needing restoration. To prolong the lifespan of your bonding, avoid chewing hard objects like fingernails and pens.
For dental bonding in Coeur d’Alene, call to schedule an appointment at Loftus Family Dental. Our world-class team is standing by to improve your smile.