Dental bonding is a great way to fix a chip, crack, small tooth gap, or discoloration. Performing this type of work well requires the artistry of a true cosmetic dentist.
This tooth is chipped and discolored.
This tooth has been repaired using dental bonding.
Gilbert Dental Bonding Procedure
To begin, our cosmetic dentist will prepare the tooth by lightly etching the surface and then a bonding agent will be applied. After the liquid has dried, a restorative resin material will be shaped to repair the missing part of the tooth. The next step in the procedure is to smooth and polish this new material paying special attention to carefully blend the resin with the existing tooth for the most natural-looking appearance. This skilled bonding technique must take many factors into consideration to achieve a beautiful appearance, like the tooth translucency, shading, and gloss. You should not be able to tell where the existing tooth ends and the dental bonding begins.
A typical bonding procedure can be performed in one office visit. It is important to note that plastic resin used for this procedure is not as durable as your tooth enamel. Therefore, it can be subject to staining and chipping. On average, you can expect this technique to last for approximately three to five years before a repair may be needed.
Call to find out if dental bonding is an option for your specific situation.