It’s common for patients to have small concerns that make them feel uncomfortable about the appearance of their teeth, but we want all of our patients to have smiles they feel proud to show off.
Thankfully, dental bonding offers a perfectly simple solution to correcting minor imperfections like small chips, cracks, or stains to improve the appearance of your smile.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a simple solution to correct minor imperfections to enhance and improve the appearance of a patient’s teeth.
Dental bonding consists of a composite resin, a plastic-like material that can be tinted in a variety of shades to match a patient’s natural teeth. Applied to a tooth, dental bonding can be molded, shaped, smoothed, and contoured to create a natural, balanced look that can improve the appearance of your teeth, their alignment, and more.
What Does Dental Bonding Treat?
Since dental bonding is applied to the tooth’s surface, it can be used to treat and correct a variety of minor cosmetic concerns by altering the shape, color, or basic appearance of a tooth.
Bonding is often used to treat or correct:
- Small chips or cracks
- Unusually shaped teeth
- Small tooth gaps
- Discoloration or stains
- Minor misalignment
Additionally, dental bonding can also treat tooth sensitivity due to worn enamel or exposed dentin.
If you have more complex or severe concerns about the appearance of your smile, you can still improve the look of your smile. Depending on your needs and goals, our dentist can recommend a variety of alternative cosmetic dentistry treatment options.
What To Expect During the Dental Bonding Process
A dental bonding procedure occurs in a single appointment.
Dr. Sato first prepares the tooth’s surface, adding a rougher texture that enables the bonding to stick to the tooth. He then applies the dental bonding material to the tooth and molds, shapes, and contours it. Once he has achieved your desired look, the bonding is left to harden.
After properly set, Dr. Sato works over the bonding for a final polish that allows it to sparkle like your surrounding teeth.
Bonding is a quick and cost-effective treatment, making it one of the most popular options in cosmetic dentistry. Dental bonding can be applied and set in a single appointment, meaning you can leave the office in as little as one hour with a better-looking smile and greater confidence.
Schedule a Smile Consultation With Our Dentist in Dayton
To learn more about dental bonding and alternative cosmetic dentistry treatments, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sato today. We look forward to helping you achieve all your smile goals!