Dental bonding is when a tooth-colored resin material is applied to a tooth and hardened with a special light, which “bonds” the material to the tooth to restore or improve a person’s smile. At Merit Dental, the dentist may recommend dental bonding to fill in gaps or spaces between teeth, improve the appearance of discolored teeth, repair cracked or chipped teeth, close gaps, or protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede. Dental bonding is a good option for patients who want to fix minor cosmetic issues on their front teeth.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment that uses tooth-colored composite resin to repair damaged teeth and improve the appearance of your smile. The procedure is relatively simple and can be completed in one visit. First, our dentist will apply a conditioning liquid to the surface of the tooth being treated. This will help the resin adhere to the tooth. Next, they will apply the tooth-colored composite resin and shape it to match the rest of your smile. They will then use a UV light to harden the resin. Once the resin has hardened, your dentist will polish it to match your natural tooth color.
Dental bonding is a popular and affordable way to improve the appearance of your smile. It is a relatively quick procedure that can be done in one office visit. Additionally, it is reversible since no enamel is removed during the process. After the dental bonding procedure, you may experience some sensitivity in the treated area. This is normal and will resolve within a few days. You may also experience some discomfort when eating or drinking hot or cold foods. These side effects should go away after a few days.
Dental bonding is a procedure that can improve the appearance of your smile by repairing minor chips and cracks. If you are interested in dental bonding, visit Merit Dental or call (801) 375-9511 to determine if dental bonding is suitable for you.