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Dental bonding can help you fix your smile if you have small chips, cracks, or discoloration. Dental bonding may be the answer if you have stained restorations that cannot be whitened with over the counter or professional tooth whitening methods.

Cosmetic bonding is the perfect solution if you want to:

  • Close spaces between teeth
  • Change the shape
  • Help fix receded gums with exposed roots

The Procedure

If your teeth and gums are healthy enough for cosmetic bonding, Rodeo dental will find a shade of dental resin that will match your natural teeth. Once chosen, the tooth or teeth that are to be bonded will be etched before a conditioning solution is applied. This process allows the resin to bond to the tooth.

Once the conditioner has been applied, Rodeo Dental will apply the resin and mold into shape by hand. Much like a sculptor, your dentist will properly shape the resin before curing with a laser or ultra violet light.

Advantages

  • No anesthetic
  • One office visit
  • Minimal enamel removal
  • No wait for veneers or crowns
  • No temporaries
  • Less expensive than porcelain veneers

Disadvantages

  • More susceptible to breakage and chips
  • Less stain resistant
  • Shorter lifespan

If you decide on dental bonding, you will have to break those bad habits such as ice nibbling, chewing on pins, and attacking your fingernails. You will also need to make sure that you brush, floss, and see your dentist regularly to avoid staining. Rodeo Dental also recommends that you avoid red wine, coffee, and tea as they can stain your new dental bonding restoration work.

Dental bonding could be the answer if you are unsure about porcelain veneers, or want to have an affordable smile.

If you would like more information regarding dental bonding, or any other type of cosmetic restoration including porcelain veneers, dental implants or Invisalign®, call or click and schedule an appointment with Rodeo Dental today.