Tooth-Bonding

tooth bondingShoreline, Edmonds, and Seattle, WA

Tooth bonding is a form of cosmetic dentistry that uses a composite material to cover imperfections in your teeth. The composite material is tooth-colored, so it matches your natural teeth and blends in nicely.

Tooth bonding is most often used on front teeth to:

  • Repair chipped or decayed teeth
  • Change the appearance of discolored teeth
  • Close spaces or gaps
  • Alter the shape of a tooth
  • Protect against sensitivity from gum recession

Benefits

Cost is a major benefit to tooth bonding. Although veneers offer a more long-term solution, they certainly cost more than tooth bonding. Time is another reason patients opt for bonding. Tooth bonding is typically completed in one visit since it does not involve using a dental lab to fabricate the materials. Veneers typically require two visits to complete the procedure.

The procedure

First, schedule a consultation to determine a treatment plan. Once treatment begins, your teeth will be slightly buffed, to allow for a better bond. A conditioning liquid is then applied to your teeth, and then the resin is bonded to your teeth. The dentist will cure the material using a special light. After the material has cured, it can be shaped and polished to look just like your natural teeth. Caring for your teeth after a bonding procedure is easy, just brush and floss your teeth as you normally would.

To schedule your consultation, contact Hoag and Dotsch today. We welcome patients of Shoreline, Edmonds, and Seattle, Washington.