Beautiful Dental Bonding for Greater Heights
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, you don’t necessarily have to invest significant time or money on cosmetic dentistry. Dental bonding is a wonderful way to make the slight improvements that can improve your smile in a big way.
At Sunrise Dental, our team is happy to offer this popular treatment for patients who don’t have major cosmetic issues affecting their teeth but could still use a little help evening out some imperfections. Keep reading to learn more about dental bonding for Greater Heights friends and neighbors!
What Is Dental Bonding?
With dental bonding, your dentist uses a tooth-colored resin to rebuild the shape of a chipped, broken, or otherwise damaged front tooth. The material comes with a precise color-matching guide so we can ensure it blends flawlessly with your surrounding tooth enamel.
The composite resin used in dental bonding is made of smooth plastic and glass materials, and is biocompatible -- meaning it’s totally safe for your body. And once the resin has been applied to the tooth and shaped into its perfect form, the material hardens within seconds under a special UV light.
Dental bonding is…
- Natural looking
- Highly customizable
- Completed within minutes
What’s the Procedure Like?
To fix a tooth with dental bonding, your dentist or hygienist will clean the enamel and isolate the tooth to ensure it remains completely dry throughout the procedure. Because it’s a noninvasive, drill-free procedure, you don’t need any anesthesia for dental bonding. A special etching solution is applied to the surface of the tooth to roughen it up and encourage proper bonding between the enamel and resin.
After the tooth has been prepped, your dentist applies the resin and shapes it into its most pleasing appearance. Small adjustments are made as needed to ensure the shape fits perfectly with your unique dentition. Once everything is just as it should be, the resin is hardened under a special light.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Bonding?
Many adults who have sustained slight damage to the teeth that show when they smile are eligible for dental bonding. It can be used to correct most common cosmetic issues, including…
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Uneven teeth
- Slight gaps between teeth
- Teeth that appear to be off-center or misaligned
- Stains that have not responded to teeth whitening
- Short or pointy teeth
When you come in for an appointment with your dentist near Greater Heights, we’ll evaluate the state of your teeth to determine whether or not dental bonding is right for you. If it is, we look forward to getting started right away!
Request an Appointment Today!
If you would like to learn more about your options in cosmetic dentistry, including whether or not dental bonding is right for your smile, we hope you will turn to the experts -- your dentist isn’t far from Greater Heights! Request an appointment at Sunrise Dental today.