At Hunsaker Dental, we are all about giving our patients options. We understand how hard it can be to deal with a smile that doesn’t live up to your standards, which is why we offer dental bonding as one of our cosmetic dental options. With dental bonding, you can achieve the same results that porcelain veneers boast at a fraction of the price. Dental bonding offers a permanent solution to chipped and cracked teeth that are messing up your smile.
What is Dental Bonding
Dental bonding offers us a way to repair damaged teeth permanently. We use a composite compound made of glass, plastic, and a special resin that bonds everything together. We mix this compound in our office to match the color of your teeth exactly. The mixed compound has putty-like properties that allow us to mold and shape it into whatever form we need to reconstruct your teeth.
What Dental Bonding Can Fix
Why Dental Bonding Is Amazing
The Dental Bonding Procedure
The dental bonding procedure is a pretty fast and efficient one. The first step is we will prepare your tooth to receive the dental bonding compound by thoroughly cleaning it. We will add some texture to the surface of the tooth that the bond will be applied to by etching those surfaces with a tool. Once the surface of the tooth is ready, we will apply the dental bond to it and form it into a natural-looking shape. The bonding material is claylike and malleable, so forming it is easy. We will then add any texture needed to finish making the bond look aesthetically pleasing and make the bond permanent by shining a special UV light on the bonding material.
Once the dental bond is set, we will send you home with care instructions. Dental bonds are permanent but can’t be used to chew on hard things like ice, as it could cause them to become damaged.
What Else Composite Compound Can Do
The same composite resin that we use to create dental bonds is used to fill tooth-colored fillings. Tooth-colored fillings offer a much more aesthetically pleasing option than the silver-colored amalgam fillings of the past.