Tooth bonding and dental bonding refer to the same cosmetic dentistry procedure. With tooth bonding, a special resin deposit adheres to your teeth. After this resin hardens, the dental bond becomes as strong as the natural enamel of your teeth.
Tooth bonding can solve a variety of cosmetic problems, such as stained, gapped or chipped teeth, decayed teeth, or misalignment.
Dental bonding can usually be performed in just one visit to our cosmetic dentistry office. Many of our patients have their teeth whitened prior to having dental bonding.
If you are interested in tooth bonding in the Oklahoma City or Norman, Oklahoma area, call (405) 364-7385 for a free consultation.
Dental bonding is used for many reasons, including restoration of chipped, broken or decayed teeth, to reshape or whiten your smile, or to fill in gaps between the teeth. Bonding can also be used to attach bridges, and orthodontic appliances and fillings onto the teeth.
First, a soft composite resin filling is first scooped onto the teeth. The dentist will sculpt, and shape the composite filling. Next, a high intensity light is applied to the resin, which hardens the material. Finally, the dentist polishes the surface to obtain natural looking appearance that blends with the tooth.