There are countless ways that either broken or decayed teeth can be restored in terms of both function and appearance. Dr. Robert Dame, your Grand Rapids, MI, dentist at North Park Family Dental, has the answer with dental bonding. This process uses materials that look similar to teeth to replace missing tooth structures in an undetectable way.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is used to fix spacing, discoloration or minor chips on teeth. The material used, composite resin, adds strength while remaining transparent. The material itself bonds and becomes one with the rest of the patient’s existing teeth. Dental bonds come in a variety of shades in order to match any tooth.
The Dental Bonding Process
When bonding is done by a Grand Rapids it requires a skilled hand. While bonding may not be as durable as a dental veneer, it doesn’t require a dental lab so it is often preferable because of its convenience.
Tooth bonding is typically achieved in just one dental visit. The process takes about 30 minutes to just one hour. To begin, the surface of the tooth is cleaned so it is free of plaque. Next, the surface is etched with an acidic gel that helps to open up the surface of the tooth. After this is rinsed off, the resin material is painted on the tooth in small layers. Next, a curing light is used to harden the bonding material. After the first layer cures, another layer is painted on. Next, the material is shaped to give it the proper form for each patient’s tooth. A final polish completes the process.
Dental Bonding from a Grand Rapids Dentist
With the help of Dr. Dame of North Park Family Dental, any patient can receive dental bonding to restore the function or appearance of their teeth. To schedule an appointment today, call 616-361-7265.