What Is Dental Bonding?
This non-invasive cosmetic dentistry could improve the shape and appearance of your smile.
Most people want to have a healthy, beautiful smile but hate the idea of having to go through cosmetic or restorative treatments just to get the smiles they want. But what if we told you that there is a very simple yet effective way to improve the size, color or shape of a tooth? It’s called dental bonding and our Raleigh, NC, dentist, Dr. Ashley Lloyd, is more than happy to offer you this wonderful service.
About Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a technique in which our Raleigh cosmetic dentist Dr. Lloyd applies a tooth-colored dental resin over certain areas of one or more teeth to hide dental defects such as cracks, chips, discolorations and even small gaps between teeth.
The resin is easily moldable so we can shape it around the tooth and then harden the material permanently with a dental light. Dental bonding can be completed during your next routine visit and can take anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour to complete.
The Dental Bonding Process
What makes bonding such a fantastic cosmetic option is that it’s completely painless and non-invasive, making it a great treatment for someone who wants to improve the appearance of one or more teeth without invasive dentistry.
First, we will make sure to use a shade guide to find the proper color of resin for your tooth. Then we will apply a special liquid over the tooth. This liquid will rough up the surface of the tooth to make the resin stick. Then the resin is applied and shaped before being hardened. Even after it’s been hardened we may need to trim it further before giving it a final polish.
If you want to learn more about dental bonding and whether you are a good candidate for treatment then call our Raleigh, NC, dental office today. We are here to give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Let’s find out if dental bonding could help.