Ways Dental Bonding Can Help Your Smile
Small imperfections in your teeth can have a big effect on your smile. Chips, discolorations or uneven teeth may make you feel as though your smile has lost its charm. However, dental bonding can help you correct these issues and give you a smile you love. Learn more about dental bonding with your dentist at Cohasset Dental in Cohasset, MA.
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding uses composite resin materials molded directly onto the tooth to repair small imperfections in your smile. Composite resin is a type of plastic approved for dental use which is soft and pliable until hardened with a special UV light. Bonding is a fast, easy and affordable way to correct aesthetic problems in your smile. The materials used in dental bonding procedures come in a variety of tooth-colored shades, allowing for a natural look which blends right in with your natural teeth.
What can dental bonding do for me?
Dental bonding is most often used to repair chipped teeth. However, it can also alter the size, shape, length or width of the tooth. Bonding can also improve the appearance of a stubborn stain or yellowed tooth. Your dentist at Cohasset Dental can help you determine if dental bonding is the best course of treatment for you and your teeth.
Dental Bonding in Cohasset, MA
Most dental bonding procedures last only a few minutes. Many appointments are under half an hour, depending on the size and complexity of the bonding required. Your dentist first cleans and dries the tooth in question, then applies an etching material which roughens the surface of the tooth. This provides the necessary environment for the adhesive to bond correctly to the teeth. Your dentist molds the resin directly onto the tooth, forming it into the desired shape. Once completed, a special UV light directed at the tooth activates the materials to harden them into a permanent part of your smile. Finally, your dentist polishes the tooth to a natural finish.
For more information on dental bonding, please contact Dr. Kevin Thomas and Dr. Aaron Chenette at Cohasset Dental in Cohasset, MA. Call (781) 383-9393 to schedule your appointment for dental bonding today!