Bonding

Dental Bonding

Often overlooked, dental bonding provides patients with an effective and conservative alternative to many cosmetic treatments. Dental bonding also has general dentistry applications. If you need to have a cavity filled or wish to restore or improve the appearance of your smile, dental bonding might be the best treatment for you!

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a non-invasive, stress-free, pain-free way to repair and restore teeth or improve the appearance of a patient’s smile. In dental bonding, a tooth-colored resin is fixed to the patient’s tooth and cured using a special light. The resin is then polished and shaped in a natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing manner.

When Is Dental Bonding Recommended?

Bonding has a variety of treatment applications in both general and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Bradley Mott might recommend bonding to address either cosmetic or dental health concerns. Common uses for bonding include the following:
  • Repair tooth decay and cavities
  • Repair cracks and chips
  • Improve a patient's bite (occlusion)
  • Cover permanently stained or discolored teeth
  • Close gaps between teeth
  • Reshape or strengthen a malformed tooth
  • Lengthen short teeth

Benefits of Dental Bonding

Dental bonding resin is a strong, long-lasting treatment that can usually be completed during a single appointment. If a patient’s dental bonding does become damaged, chipped, or cracked, it’s simple to fix.
Dental bonding is often preferable to amalgam, when it’s used to fill cavities. It’s resin material is tooth-colored, so fillings won’t affect the appearance of your teeth. It’s also less likely to crack or separate from the tooth over time, as is common with amalgam fillings.
For cosmetic dentistry treatments, patients often choose dental bonding because it offers low costs compared to other treatments. Dental bonding is also much less invasive than other types of treatments. Unlike, other treatments such as veneers, dental bonding is not permanent. Patients who improve their smiles with bonding have the option to return to their natural smile, if desired.

Schedule an Appointment for a Bonding Consultation

If you need to have a cavity filled, have a damaged tooth, or would like to improve the appearance of your teeth without undergoing a more invasive, costly, and permanent procedure, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at Kenmore Smiles Family Dentistry to find out whether dental bonding is right for you. During your smile restoration appointment, Dr. Bradley Mott will examine and evaluate your teeth to help you determine the best restorative treatment to meet your smile goals, budget, and dental health needs. Contact our office to schedule your appointment today!