Dental bonding is a restorative procedure where a tooth-colored resin is bonded to a tooth and cured with an ultraviolet light. Bonding is a less expensive and faster treatment option compared to veneers or crowns, and can thus be a good option to make small cosmetic improvements to your teeth.
Unlike veneers and crowns, bonding can be done within one visit to our Port Charlotte FL office since nothing has to be custom made by a dental laboratory. Additionally, the procedure typically requires removing less of the tooth enamel compared to veneers and crowns. However, since bonding typically doesn’t last as long as other forms of restoration and is less resistant to stains, it is used more often for small cosmetic touch ups rather than major restorations.
How it's done:
The bonding procedure typically requires between 30 to 60 minutes to complete for each tooth. First, Dr. Houman Dehdashti determines exactly what color shade your teeth are to select a resin that will blend in naturally.
Once a shade is selected, the tooth will be roughened and a have a liquid conditioner applied to it, so that the bonding material will adhere easier. Once this is finished, resin will be applied to the tooth, and cured in place using an ultraviolet light. Lastly, the finishing touches of shaping and polishing the resin for a good fit will be applied.
If you are interested in more information on dental bonding, please call our Port Charlotte FL office at (941) 624-0990 to schedule an appointment today.